On August 1, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released Memorandum M-16-19, Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. The memorandum established the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), designed to help Federal agencies meet OMB requirements to consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure.
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, commonly referred to as FITARA, became law in December of 2014. The Act requires the heads of government agencies to ensure their chief information officers are significantly involved in each agency’s respective IT decisions, including planning, programming, budgeting, execution, reporting, management, governance, and oversight.
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