Agencies publish data center consolidation plans

Agencies, now in the second year of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, have published refined plans on as they move forward with the consolidation and optimization of government data centers.

In July 2011, former federal CIO Vivek Kundra issued a memo that laid out deadlines for closing unnecessary federal data centers. All 24 CIO Council member agencies had until Sept. 30 to complete their data center consolidation plans and progress reports. By Oct. 7, they were to have posted online their plans for consolidating the data centers. The plans have been cross-posted to the website.

A more comprehensive agency-to-agency breakdown will be available at the end of the year, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel told reporters during a conference call Oct. 6.

Participating agencies and all their subordinate organizations have to present a full master plan schedule with the agency’s consolidation approach, rationale and timeline.

 “These plans also include the governance framework and communication strategy used to manage their consolidation effort as well as the challenges experienced to date and lessons learned,” according to the CIO Council.

About the Author

Rutrell Yasin is is a freelance technology writer for GCN.


  • Records management: Look beyond the NARA mandates

    Records management is about to get harder

    New collaboration technologies ramped up in the wake of the pandemic have introduced some new challenges.

  • puzzled employee (fizkes/

    Phish Scale: Weighing the threat from email scammers

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Phish Scale quantifies characteristics of phishing emails that are likely to trick users.

Stay Connected

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.