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Category Archives: Data Center

Promoting the Use of Green IT

This blog entry by Tony Scott was originally published on August 1st, 2016 on the White House blog. Today, the Administration is taking action to accelerate efforts to increase the efficiency of Federal data centers, reduce costs, and improve the …

The Latest Developments at SSA’s National Support Center

At the beginning of this year I  wrote about the agency’s new National Support Center (NSC). The NSC team has had a busy few months as they continued with their migration efforts. March was marked by significant progress at the …

Carrying the FDCCI Torch

As chair of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) Task Force, I am proud to partner with other federal agencies to meet the dual challenge of reducing costs and increasing efficiency across the federal government’s data processing and IT …

Doing More with Less By Consolidating Nearly 1,000 Data Centers

Stopping the waste of taxpayer dollars and optimizing government operations is at the heart of the Campaign to Cut Waste. That’s why during these tough budgetary times, the President has made clear that he expects agencies to do more with less. One …

FDCCI Public Plan Links

Between 1998 and 2010, the Federal government quadrupled the number of data centers we operate. Moreover, on average these centers have been using only 27 percent of their computer power despite the additional costs for infrastructure, real estate and energy. …

Shutting Down Duplicative Data Centers

Just as our cell phones and computers have gotten progressively more efficient over the past decade, so too have data servers. However, the government has not taken advantage of the increasing efficiency of data storage. Rather than follow the private …

IT Reform: Task Force Will Drive Data Center Closures

This past February, the Federal CIO Council launched a government-wide Data Center Consolidation Task Force to help meet the overall Federal target of a minimum of 800 data center closures by 2015, and to share progress toward individual agency goals. …

OMB Asks Agencies to Review Data Center Targets

For the good of our nation’s environmental as well as fiscal health, the Obama Administration is urging the Federal Government to reduce its energy footprint, and data center consolidation is at the forefront of White House efforts. The White House …

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