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Steven VanRoekel: IT Reform Saved Govt $1B

Steven VanRoekel
Steven VanRoekel

U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel told House lawmakers Thursday government has saved $1.37 billion from information technology reforms and another $885 million from updating IT portfolios at federal agencies over the past year, Nextgov reported Thursday.

Joseph Marks writes the government’s IT savings reached $300 million as of March under the PortfolioStat program, which aims to consolidate contracts involving mobile phone and Internet services.

VanRoekel integrated that program with another government initiative in March in an effort to reduce data center spending, according to the report.

Nextgov reports Portfoliostat helped the Defense Department reach $189 million in savings, the Department of Homeland Security save $164 million, NASA cut $102 million and the Social Security Administration reduce $206 million in spending.

Marks reports the White House expects PortfolioStat to help save up to $2.5 billion.

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