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The Air Force, already facing a $1.2 billion budget cut from its IT portfolio, is looking at how to cut another billion. The service is looking to application rationalization and other efficiencies to meet its targets.
DoD counted 772 data centers in 2010, and has closed 55 of them since then.
The Air Force intends to migrate most of its localized and non-standardized IT networks into a single system known as AFNET by the end of next year. The migration should enable enterprise services across the Air Force, but who will host and operate those services over the long term remains undecided.
Tom Wiesner, Labor's deputy chief information officer, is working on a strategy to bring work contracted out to vendors back in-house.
March 3, 2011
Kim McCoy, chief information officer for the Treasury Department's Bureau of the Public Debt, tells Federal News Radio how her office is unlike most agencies - its dependence on contractors for technology support is limited.
December 16, 2010
Census Bureau CIO Brian McGrath said the agency is conducting 60 American Community Surveys online. Census also wants offices to virtualize all applications unless they can justify why it wouldn't work.
May 11, 2011
Internal documents obtained by Federal ews Radio details administration's plans to require use of the secure identity card, cloud computing, data center consolidation and several other initiatives. Current and former government officials say OMB clarified its stance on how to move forward with many of the former Bush administration initiatives.
The Office of Management and Budget will ask agencies to conduct their second survey of data centers in the last nine months, but this one will have an eye toward major consolidation.
The administration proposes to decrease the governmentwide technology budget by 1.6 percent over the 2010 enacted funding. White House also zeroes out funding for OPM's Retirement Systems Modernization program in 2011. OMB also plans to create centralized IT services around data centers, cloud computing and other areas.
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NRC issued a solicitation for a variety of IT services that serves as a lynchpin to changing how it meets its mission. HHS sees open government and health care reform as the spark, while DHS continues to move toward the OneDHS concept.