Technology

Report: Federal IT Updates, Data Tools Could Save $220B

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council estimates information technology system upgrades and data analysis could help the federal government reduce its deficit by $220 billion, Joseph Marks reports for Nextgov. An organization official told Nextgov a formal version of its Quadrennial Government Technology Review will be released in November. Marks …

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Eric Rosenbach: Legislation Would Standardize Public-Private Info Sharing

Legislation would help standardize the policy process between the Defense Department and private industry on sharing cybersecurity information, a top Pentagon official said Thursday. American Forces Press Service reports Eric Rosenbach, deputy assistant defense secretary for cyber policy, said such a bill would consider the volume of information traded between …

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Jeff Zients: PortfolioStat to Save $2.5B in IT Costs Through 2015

The PortfolioStat program will save the government $2.5 billion in information technology costs for the next three years, White House Deputy Management Director Jeff Zients wrote in a blog post Wednesday. Zients said agencies can achieve this goal through merging duplicative systems, bulk buying and finishing or streamlining off-track projects. …

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