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Report: CFO Act Agencies Approach Goal for Data Center Closures

Recent data from the Federal IT Dashboard system has shown that agencies subjected to the Chief Financial Officers Act have made a total of 3,216 data center closures against the target goal of 4,477 shutdowns, MeriTalk reported Thursday.

The website also indicated that among the agencies that have met their targets for tiered and non-tiered data center closures as part of the Data Center Optimization Initiative include NASA, the departments of Agriculture and Education, the Office of Personnel Management and the Social Security Administration.

The organizations listed in the IT Dashboard still need to shut down 1,261 data centers before the DCOI October 2020 deadline.

The General Services Administration launched the DCOI program to help agencies meet the Office of Management and Budget's requirements for consolidating and modernizing their information technology infrastructure.

The DCOI program management office provides federal organizations with necessary technologies and practices to comply with policies related to data center and IT infrastructure optimization.

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