OMB Issues Updated Data Center Optimization Initiative

Jeff Brody

The Office of Management and Budget released an updated Data Center Optimization Initiative to better comply with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act’s data center consolidation requirements.

The revised DCOI establishes metrics and goals for data center optimization and defines requirements for agencies’ progress reports ahead of FITARA’s Oct. 1, 2020 deadline for consolidation. The new initiative updates metrics for advanced energy metering, server utilization, facility availability and virtualization of agency-managed systems.

“OMB will continue to work with agencies to set agency-specific goals for data center closures and cost savings that are appropriate to the mission and budget of each agency,” according to the notice. 

Agencies covered by the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 including the Department of Defense must submit to OMB an annual report containing data center inventories and multiyear strategies for achieving consolidation and optimization.

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