Data Center Optimization: Agencies Report Progress, but Oversight and Cybersecurity Risks Need to Be Addressed, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 8MB]
From the GAO [Government Accountability Office] Highlights: "In December 2014, Congress enacted federal IT [information technology] acquisition reform legislation that included provisions related to ongoing federal data center consolidation efforts. OMB's [Office of Management and Budget] Federal Chief Information Officer launched DCOI [Data Center Optimization Initiative] to build on prior data center consolidation efforts; improve federal data centers' performance; and establish goals for inventory closures, cost savings and avoidances, and optimization performance. [...] To improve DCOI reporting and performance, GAO is making four recommendations to OMB, and four to three selected agencies. The three agencies agreed with the recommendations while OMB did not state whether it agreed or disagreed. GAO continues to maintain that the four recommendations to OMB are warranted."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/