I'll share just a couple more striking examples of how the feds will save cash and resources with technology implementations: The Department of Defense is adopting a Web-enabled building control system at the Vandenberg Air Force Base to monitor and manage energy systems, which will save $952,000 in FY 2010.
Meanwhile, the Navy is eliminating inactive Internet and intranet accounts, resulting in $10 million in savings (according to the list -- could that be a typo?) combined for FY 2009 and 2010.
It's heartening to see the feds discover technologies that can save some tax dollars while improving government efficiency, even by a relatively small fraction. There's no doubt in my mind that millions more can be saved at the federal level through the adoption of green technology on desktops, in printer rooms, and in the datacenter. These technologies can advance the current administration's desire to cut government spending, as well as reduce the country's carbon footprint. Here's hoping that U.S. CTO Chopra will keep this green-tech ball rolling.
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