The Education Department will help the General Services Administration publish a playbook in September, detailingÂ the former’s experience as anÂ early adopterÂ of a newÂ IT organization framework, MeriTalk reported Tuesday.
At theÂ Digital Government Institute’s 930gov conference held Tuesday,Â the GSA revealed itÂ askedÂ the DOE to share itsÂ progressÂ implementing the Technology Business Management strategy,Â developed to help agencies organize their IT costs, resources, applications and services.
Walter McDonald, the DOE’s director of IT program services, saidÂ TBM helped the department refine its governing processes, adopt transparency in expenses and consolidate some of its public-facing web services.
According toÂ Steven Corey-Bey, chief enterprise architect at the department,Â TBM also enabled the DOE to understand and simplify its IT environment and maximizeÂ operations, funding and security.
He added that the DOEÂ now intends to reduce its number of cloud service providers from 25 to eight, as well as IT systems from 284 to 140 to strengthen its cybersecurity posture.