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Federal Shared Services Implementation Guide - April 16, 2013
Released by the Federal CIO, this document builds on the Federal Shared Services Strategy. It includes a high-level process, key considerations for defining, establishing, and implementing interagency shared services to help achieve organizational goals, improve performance, increase return on investment and promote innovation and information on the benefits of implementing the “Share First” approach in concert with PortfolioStat reviews.

Federal Information Technology: FY 2014 Budget Priorities - April 10, 2013
This document provides an agency-by-agency breakdown of proposed IT investment totals for fiscal year 2014, as well as up-to-date details on strategic initiatives, including PortfolioStat, that are designed to streamline IT systems and increase cost efficiencies.

Portfolio Stat 2.0: Driving Better Management and Efficiency in Federal IT
This blog posting by Federal CIO Stephen VanRoekel summarizes the goals for—and expected benefits of—the new PortfolioStat, initiated in March 2012 by the Office of Management and Budget.

Achieving Measurable Efficiencies through Data Center Consolidation, System, and Application Rationalization Guidance – September 2012
This memo provides details on how the Department of the Navy must engage in the immediate strategic transformation of information technology in business systems, applications, and processes within programs of record and functional area portfolios. It includes applications, networks and systems classified as Mission Assurance Category II and III, and DON data centers, currently operating on any ashore network.

Update on FDCCI Data Center Closings
November 2012

GSA Shared Cloud Platform Model
This informational brief outlines GSA’s cloud-based approach to solving business challenges caused in part by a decentralized IT environment, the capabilities of the enterprise platform it deployed, the results and impacts thus far of the applications implemented, lessons learned and the agency’s future plans and goals.

"Creating Effective Cloud Computing Contracts for the Federal Government"
This new publication, jointly sponsored by the Federal CIO Council and the Federal Acquisition Officers Council, provides more specific guidance in effectively implementing the new “Cloud First” policy and moving forward with the “Federal Cloud Computing Strategy” by focusing on ways to more effectively procure cloud services within existing regulations and laws.

Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) Data Center Closings 2010-2013
May 2012 update, by department, on the status of all government data centers under consolidation.

Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People
Release Date: May 23, 2012
The Digital Government Strategy complements several initiatives aimed at building a 21st century gov¬ernment that works better for the American people

The Federal IT Services Strategy
Release Date: May 2, 2012
This strategy is part of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management1, which seeks to increase return on investment, eliminate waste and duplication, and improve the effectiveness of IT solutions. Commonly referred to as “Shared-First”.

Common Approach to Federal Enterprise Architecture
Release Date: May 2, 2012
This document provides guidance for a common approach to the practice of Enterprise Architecture (EA) throughout the Executive Branch of the U.S. Federal Government.

Dedicated Agency Data Center Consolidation Program Managers
May 2012
Federal Data Center Consolidation Task Force
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