Consolidating IT infrastructures used by hundreds of state government agencies not only makes financial sense but also positions states to better use technology, state CIOs say.
Over the next two years the Army will consolidate the various e-mail accounts for nearly 250,000 users, the first step in creating enterprise-wide e-mail services.
NASA recently announced that it would be reworking its plans for acquiring an enterprise data center to better meet the agency's needs.
Contracts are for CANES program, designed to streamline and consolidated Navy information technology networks aboard its ships.
Despite the massive size and complexity of the DOD, leaders at the Pentagon are committed to improving the organization's business processes, according to assistant deputy chief management officer Elizabeth McGrath.
The Homeland Security Department continues a review of its 79 major information technology programs to identify ways to help troubled programs and fix systemic weaknesses.
Former Office of Management and Budget administrator for e-government and information technology Mark Forman sees signs that the federal government is on the verge of embracing shared services.
The Defense Department's diversity remains its Achilles' heel in the race to improve information assurance.