Friday, October 8th, 2010 - 20:20
Friday, October 8, 2010 - 16:17
Technology Council Presents a Trillion Reasons Memo to the White House Economic Advisors
The Technology CEO Council (TCC) shared a proposal with the White House this week recommends using commercial best practices to save up to $1 trillion dollars over the next 10 years while actually improving the performance of government. Sam Palmisano, CEO of IBM, was joined by Michael Dell, CEO of Dell, to share their perspectives with key economic advisors at the White House.
The TCC recommendations and resulting White House discussion was widely followed this week. Sam Palmisano and Michael Dell submitted an op-ed to further describe the impact of the cost savings. Here are a few key articles that I encourage you to review:
“We couldn’t agree more, and look forward to working with this group and people from across the country to create a government that is more effective and efficient, more open and accountable.”
What can be done to tackle the Federal deficit without raising taxes or slashing Medicare and Social Security?
Top officials at major tech companies offered White House economic officials a plan to save the government $1 trillion by 2020, mostly through better use of IT.
Proposals include consolidating IT, cutting energy use.
A group of technology company executives led by IBM Corp. Chairman Samuel J. Palmisano
is releasing a report saying the federal government could save $1 trillion by 2020 through more efficient use of computers andinformation systems.
The leaders of six technology companies are heading to the White House on Wednesday to send a message about how the government can reduce the deficit.
Details on the Strategies to Cut Costs and Improve Performance
We posted our first white paper, Strategies to Cut Costs and Improve Performance, that details key strategies that could be used to remove a significant portion of the deficit from the Federal budget over the next 10 years – again, while actually increasing mission value and improving performance. We’ll be providing more details to move the dialog from concepts to action plans. We’ll cover how it can be done, who has blazed the trail issue by issue, and which best practice examples can be applied quickly to each area. We’ll cover each of the initiatives outlined in the paper – focusing on actions that also support performance improvement –in coming weeks.
Take a moment to review our Strategies to Cut Cost and Improve Performance paper and share your comments with me. Whether you read it with coffee this weekend or want to order hard copies to share with your team, your feedback is welcome.
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