The Cross-Agency Priority Goal: Data Center Consolidation is to improve IT service delivery, reduce waste and save $3 billion in taxpayer dollars by closing at least 1200 data centers by fiscal year 2015.
Since 2009, the Administration has launched a series of initiatives to identify and reduce waste and duplication, while promoting investments that drive innovation. One of the centerpieces of this effort is the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI). For more than a decade, federal agencies expanded the Federal data center population to meet the ever increasing demand for diverse, innovative technological services and solutions. The result was a redundant and inefficient Federal data center population, with unnecessary operation and maintenance costs, starving agencies of capital that would be better spent on innovative activities that deliver better, more efficient services to the American people.