Better IT governance helping some agencies reduce duplication

February 21, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Responses, Spending, Technology
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Three of the largest agencies are using improved governance processes to reduce the number of duplicative technology systems.

The Defense Department has developed a three pronged approach to examine new IT projects. Teri Takai, the DoD chief information officer, said the investment review board, the acquisition process and the Defense Business Systems Management Committee have helped reign in decentralized planning and budgeting.

And all three will play larger role starting next year by examining not just new, but also existing IT spending. DoD’s IT budget request for fiscal 2013 is $37.1 billion.

Takai said during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Friday that these processes and others will help DoD continue to reduce overlapping systems.

She said the services already are making progress.

via Federal News Radio, continued here.