More information about how the agency plans to achieve their targets in DCOI optimization, closures, and cost savings can be found in agencies’ DCOI Strategic Plans and in their FITARA milestones. Links to those resources will be provided on or before September 30, 2016, as they become available.
Since 2012, OMB’s Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO) has tracked agencies’ progress toward achieving cost savings and avoidance through IT reform efforts like PortfolioStat. In 2016, OFCIO took that data collection to the public space, requiring agencies to post their cost savings achievements on their public websites. The data and visualizations on this screen are powered by that data and are updated daily.
Below, cost savings are broken down into those generated through data center closures and optimization, PortfolioStat, and other IT reform initiatives. The Federal Information Technology Acquisitions Reform Act (FITARA) was signed into law in December 2014 with the intent of improving acquisition and management of Federal IT resources. Among other historic provisions, FITARA requires OMB to devise a goal for cost savings achieved through data center optimization and closure and to continue to oversee agencies’ savings from PortfolioStat and related efforts. The goals below fulfill these requirements.
For more information about FITARA, refer to Title VIII, Subtitle D of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015, Pub. L. No. 113-291 and OMB’s 2015 FITARA implementation guidance, “Management and Oversight of Federal Information Technology” (M-15-14).