VA begins "ruthless reductions"

Monday - 10/31/2011, 1:10pm EDT

The Department of Veterans Affairs thinks it can squeeze around 50 million dollars from its technology budget by using hardware and software more efficiently. VA is launching what it calls its ruthless reduction project. For example, employees will be given a choice of a laptop or a desktop computer - not both. VA will get rid of printers at individual employee desks and move to multifunction devices. And they'll implement more server virtualization, to cut down on the physical IT infrastructure they operate.