Why the US Government has so many data centers

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Tue Apr 12 20:06:24 UTC 2016

Guess what, an IG decides to count "data centers" using OMB's definition
of a data center.  CIO points out those "data centers" won't save money.

The IG report knocked Halvorsen for not adjusting his strategy to account 
for a revised definition of data centers from the Office of Management and 
Budget. But Halvorsen defended that decision, saying the revised 
definition focused on special-purpose processing nodes, which are data 
centers that have no direct connection to the DOD Information Network.

"Those nodes aren't where the money [is], and in most cases, there's no 
value in consolidating them," Halvorsen said.

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