Air Force doubling down on IT efficiencies

December 9, 2011
Requirements, Spending
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The Air Force had already been planning to cut its information technology spending by more than a billion dollars over the next five years. Now it’s going to have to find a way to grapple with almost twice that amount.

The service announced the first round of IT savings in January, when former Defense Secretary Robert Gates rolled out his efficiency initiatives. The $1.2 billion in IT savings the Air Force pledged to the effort represented a 25 percent reduction in the service’s planned spending over the next five years.

Now, Air Force leadership has told its IT folks to find another $1.1 billion dollars, said Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, the vice commander of Air Force Space Command, the organization that’s now responsible for managing and implementing enterprise IT for the Air Force.

via Federal News Radio, continued here.