The Open Source Shared First Opportunity: > $1.2 Billion

“A collaborative, analysis-based approach that leverages the implementation of robust enterprise governance, cross-enterprise portfolio governance, together with segment enterprise architecture, is imperative to ensuring IT efficiently and effectively supports the mission and business functions of a government agency,” DHS Chief Information Officer Richard Spires told a House committee on Friday morning (full transcript below). “A positive byproduct of this work is the identification and eventual elimination of duplicative IT systems.”

So now there’s a number: DOD and DOE could save $1.2B if they start sharing implementations. Imagine how much more they could save if they worked together to build those implementations in the first place.

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[via GAO: DOD, DOE Spent at Least $1.2 Billion in Duplicative IT | FedScoop.]