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Tech CEOs Tell US Gov’t How To Cut Deficit By $1 Trillion

October 6th, 2010 10:10 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

alphadogg writes “The U.S. government can save more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years by consolidating its IT infrastructure, reducing its energy use and moving to more Web-based citizen services, a group of tech CEOs said in a report released Wednesday. The Technology CEO Council’s report, delivered to President Barack Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, also recommends that the U.S. government streamline its supply chains and move agencies to shared services for mission-support activities. ‘America’s growing national debt is undermining our global competitiveness,’ said the council, chaired by IBM CEO Samuel Palmisano. ‘How we choose to confront and address this challenge will determine our future environment for growth and innovation.’ If the cash-strapped U.S. government enacted all the recommendations in the advocacy group’s report, it could save between $920 billion and $1.2 trillion by 2020, the group said. The federal government could also reduce IT energy consumption by 25 percent, and it could save $200 billion over 10 years by using advanced analytics to stop improper payments, the report said.”

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