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Government sets reduction targets on data centers

By Marjorie Censer

By The Post's Marjorie Censer:

The federal government is moving to dramatically reduce the number of data centers it relies on, in a move that promises to reshape the local information technology landscape.
Vivek Kundra, the federal chief information officer, said the Office of Management and Budget has completed its inventory of the government's data centers and is now setting reduction targets as part of the 2012 budget process.
In an Oct. 1 memo to federal CIOs, Kundra reported that the government has just shy of 2,100 data centers -- a number that covers owned and leased centers larger than 500 square feet. The Defense Department boasts the highest number with 772, while the State Department comes in second with 361. On their heels are the Interior Department with 210 and the Department of Health and Human Services with 185.
The lowest number of any agency was one -- for the Office of Personnel Management.

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By Marjorie Censer  | October 11, 2010; 2:37 PM ET
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