Weekly Round-up: November 14, 2014

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Weekly Round-up: November 14, 2014
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This week, Johnny Barnes, our Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, shared details about a tool that has helped many commercial and government users migrate to a consolidated environment – reducing risk, speeding results, and saving money.
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We estimate that through a combination of spending reforms of entitlement programs, eliminating low-priority programs, and adopting commercial best practices in government operations, the federal government can save $1–1.5 trillion over five years and up to $2–3 trillion over ten years.
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Given the budget challenge faced today, Federal organizations will be pushed to identify opportunities to move to COTS, reduce O&M expenditures, and temper seemingly unique requirements.
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The Chief Financial Officer as a strategic business partner: What is HUD’s financial management strategy and how is HUD using financial data to inform its management decision-making?
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To encourage industry-driven, competitive solutions, CIOs should focus on “what” rather than “how”. 5E decision framework is a methodical approach to identifying IT consolidation targets. With no reprieve from budget deficits and greater investment scrutiny, 5E additionally allows CIOs to formulate a strong business case. This post explores Expenditure- the first of the five Es.
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Unless agencies undertake a strategic approach to IT consolidation, they are likely to end up worse-off post-consolidation than pre-consolidation. This post explores some key activities that are vital to long term success of agencies’ transition to a new environment.
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This Implementation Brief focuses on the process of identifying eligible enrollees and presents six promising practices for enrolling more people.
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The common thread of his career is public sector financial management.
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IT consolidation savings are “organization-agnostic.” Opportunities to reduce IT costs and improve performance exist at each level: department, agency, cabinet, government-wide.
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