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Several recent reports recommend ways to improve performance in US Government information technology (IT) programs. These recommendations focus on how agencies buy and oversee IT from companies. A key recommendation? Bite-sized chunks are better, and independent review can keep projects on track.
Maybe it's a vestige of the mini-computer era, or maybe because it’s a short-term expediency. But the practice of building an application, and buying a server – or array of servers – to run it has proven to be expensive and inefficient.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service has consolidated more than 300 installation finance offices into 24 and reduced DoD costs by orders of magnitude more than the reduction in the workforce required to support the systems and offices.
It’s a challenge to write a blog entry this soon after the mid-term elections and not mention them…but truly, government performance improvement is a non-partisan issue. Whether you are enthusiastic about the outcome(s) or simply relieved that the robocalls are ending, for now, I’ll stay focused on performance, outcomes, adding value, and removing costs from the operations of government.
The largest technology companies in the country believe that that the Federal government can save $1 trillion over the next ten years through the aggressive adoption of seven specific initiatives based on commercial best practices ....
IBM estimates that the Federal Government can save $1 trillion over the next ten years by aggressive adoption of seven specific management practices proven to work in the commercial sector of our economy. How ambitious is this?