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OMB Updates Data Center Consolidation Targets
The Office of Management and Budget has upped the ante on the number of data centers it expects agencies to close, how much money it expects to save, and how deeply it wants to drill down into the federal IT inventory to consolidate infrastructure. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Steven VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, said OMB now thinks agencies will close 472 data centers by the end of 2012, up from a previous estimate the office gave in July of 373 closures. By the end of 2015, VanRoekel said, the goal is 962 centers.

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