Agency IT consolidation plans due to OMB by September
Federal agencies are required to submit to the Office of Management and Budget by Aug. 31 action plans to consolidate commodity IT spending. The deadline was listed in a July 11 President's Management Advisory Board meeting document (.pdf) posted to WhiteHouse.gov.
According to presentation slides attributed to Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, OMB will hold PortfolioStat sessions with each agency's deputy secretary and senior leaders this month. During those meetings agencies and OMB will lay the work on 3-year action plans "for reducing waste and duplication to optimize Federal IT spending," says the document.
Agencies have already submitted reports to OMB listing the 13 commodity IT investments they believe offer the largest opportunity for reducing waste, say VanRoekel's slides. These investments include enterprise IT systems, infrastructure and business systems, says the document.
The document also reveals that the board is developing a maturity model federal agencies will use to determine "key performance metrics and processes to identify new cost-saving opportunities" in vendor management and license agreements, says the meeting document.
- download the meeting document (.pdf)
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