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GovCast Season 5 Episode 12 18m listen

Energizing Sustainable Change with GSA’s Data Center Optimization Initiative

Santucci breaks down the history of the DCOI program, which sunset from the FITARA scorecard after all agencies made an “A” grade.

From 2012 to 2021, data center closures and optimization brought government an estimated 6.6 billion in cost savings and avoidances. Data center and energy management also play a key role in sustainability targets and the Biden administration’s goal to hit net-zero emissions by 2050. General Services Administration (GSA) Director for the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Thomas Santucci discusses the significant strides made by this program, which sunset from the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard this past January after all agencies made an “A” grade.

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