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Federal CIO: Project Oversight Saves $1 Billion

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December 10, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Financial
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The feds are making steady progress on a 25-point plan to reform IT introduced a year ago Friday, having already delivered on 14 goals of the plan and realizing nearly $1 billion in savings from one of its key initiatives, U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel said Thursday.

VanRoekel held a press conference Thursday to provide an update on the plan, (PDF) launched last December by his predecessor Vivek Kundra to drastically improve the inefficient and costly way the government has implemented IT for more than a decade.

Among the more high-profile of the points of progress VanRoekel reported were a plan to consolidate more than 800 data centers by 2015, moving to a strategy that considers cloud computing first when implementing new IT projects, and introducing a technology-fellows program that will introduce “a new class of professional young people” into the federal IT talent pool, he said.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.