Jake Wooley: Modified DCOI Guidance Aims to Streamline Reporting Processes

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Jake Wooley, Department of Energy information technology program manager, has said the modified guidance on the Data Center Optimization Initiative seeks to simplify some reporting requirements around the program, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

Wooley explained at a MeriTalk-hosted event that the updated guide aims to streamline a few of the reporting methods that the Office of Management and Budget established for both DCOI and the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative.

The draft guidance will also lay out the characteristics of a tiered data center, as well as direct agencies to update their data center inventories annually instead of quarterly.

Wooley noted that OMB is expected to coordinate with agencies to set requirements according to their missions needs and closure and consolidation goals, with some regard to cost savings.

OMB Cloud Strategy Leader Bill Hunt will be head authority for the implementation of the new DCOI instructions. 

“I believe this new guidance will reflect much of the feedback and input that OMB has received from the agencies as we look to move forward in the new DCOI,” he added.

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