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Federal agencies on track to consolidate data centres

Kenneth Corbin | Nov. 11, 2013
Congress looks to reduce the footprint of the government's IT infrastructure as agencies shift toward cloud computing, shared services and detailed reporting of government IT spending.

The data center bill and the DATA Act both sailed through committee with bipartisan support, with Republican members seizing on their potential to cut costs at a time of escalating federal debt.

"With over $17 trillion in debt, there's no excuse to continue to spend millions on wasteful and unnecessary federal data centers — some of which are utilizing only 5 percent of their capacity," said New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte, who is a co-sponsor of both bills.

 

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