Federal CIO Wants Your Thoughts on New Data Center Metrics

NextGov: The Trump administration’s technology leaders have been hard at work this year updating and rewriting policies of previous administrations. Now they are turning their eyes toward one of the biggest money-saving modernization efforts: closing data centers.

Over the last three years—since 2016—agencies have closed more than 3,200 data centers for a total cost avoidance of over $1.9 billion, according to government figures reported through the IT Dashboard. According to the Government Accountability Office, the federal government owned and operated nearly 10,000 data centers as of August 2016.

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