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Janice Haith: Navy Saved $450M Through Software Consolidation Initiative

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Janice Haith, former deputy chief information officer at the Department of the Navy, has said that DoN saved approximately $450 million in the last three years through a software consolidation initiative that began in 2011, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Haith told Jason Miller in an interview that the department switched to enterprise software licenses and bought licenses from more than one vendor as part of efforts to address visibility issues.

The former CIO added the department worked to standardize product choices to lessen customization and use more commercial off-the-shelf products without modification.

Haith said the Navy aims to further optimize its efficiency through cloud and data centers and that the department expects to issue a new cloud-first strategy this month, Miller wrote.

The Navy could reduce its planned data centers from 10 to three in a push to migrate all applications to the cloud, Haith told Miller.

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