Friday, January 28th, 2011 - 15:46
Friday, January 28, 2011 - 14:44
This week, we began to share details from some of our technical expects on IT consolidation.
We focused on using consolidation as a way to take expense out of Federal operations and improve overall management. I’d like to thank Johnny Barnes, our Chief Technical Officer, for his thoughtful contribution. He’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks, as we know this topic is near and dear to the plans and operations being driven by many of you. Look for another post next Monday…
I was struck this week, during both the State of the Union and the Republican response, at the message of unity across party lines. In addition to the symbolic change in seating for the SOTU, the message of urgency in dealing with the national debt came ran through both the President’s speech and the Republican response. Program prioritization, regulatory streamlining, and freezing domestic spending were proposed to address the debt.
Both the SOTU and response included a clear message that we need to invest in order to improve the competitive situation of American businesses and American workers. In order to both save and invest, we need to find proven, repeatable methods that will produce real results for the budget and outcomes for citizens. Truly, there are non-trivial savings that can result from applying to the scale of the Federal government that provide some relief in the sea of tough choices ahead of us.
We’ll continue to share details about the solutions that we have evidence could be successfully applied to government. Please continue to share your response and success stories.