Federal CIOs Launch Shared Services Catalog

Patience Wait | InformationWeek | April 19, 2013

New resources offer step-by-step road map for agencies looking to cut costs by sharing information technology and other services.

As a next step in the federal government's strategy of making wider use of shared IT services, the federal CIO Council has issued advice on how to proceed.

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel first floated the idea of making broader use of shared services in October 2011, shortly after stepping into the job, then he formally unveiled a shared services strategy last May. The idea is to replace agency-specific IT resources with services that can be shared across departments and agencies, with an eye toward increased efficiency and cost savings.