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Education Department to Help GSA Release IT Organization Playbook

The Education Department will help the General Services Administration publish a playbook in September, detailing the former's experience as an early adopter of a new IT organization framework, MeriTalk reported Tuesday.

At the Digital Government Institute's 930gov conference held Tuesday, the GSA revealed it asked the DOE to share its progress implementing the Technology Business Management strategy, developed to help agencies organize their IT costs, resources, applications and services.

Walter McDonald, the DOE's director of IT program services, said TBM helped the department refine its governing processes, adopt transparency in expenses and consolidate some of its public-facing web services.

According to Steven Corey-Bey, chief enterprise architect at the department, TBM also enabled the DOE to understand and simplify its IT environment and maximize operations, funding and security.

He added that the DOE now intends to reduce its number of cloud service providers from 25 to eight, as well as IT systems from 284 to 140 to strengthen its cybersecurity posture.

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