The Navy Department has closed between five and seven data centers so far as part of its effort to reduce its total down to 25 or below by 2017, departmental Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen told reporters Nov. 26. That the department has closed so far only 5 percent or less of the data centers it needs to doesn't mean that progress hasn't been made, Halvorsen said.
Navy Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen spoke with reporters Nov. 26 about efforts the department is making in data center consolidation, adopting new mobile devices, reducing expenditures on printing, and others
Few federal cost estimates for information technology programs chosen by the Government Accountability Office for a review are credible--and their parent agencies typically have significant weaknesses in cost-estimating policies and procedures--the GAO says.
Six key Defense Department enterprise resource planning systems that auditors say are key to producing auditable financial statements have gone over budget by $8 billion and are as much as 12 years behind schedule.