DISA Closes Data Centers and Reshapes Computing Ecosystem

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In a move that will help save the Federal government $695 million over the next 10 years, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is “reshaping and reorganizing [its] Computing Ecosystem.” The first part of the reorganization is shuttering the doors of its St. Louis data center.

In a May 4 statement, DISA explained that the reorganization also includes the reduction or realignment of roughly 140 government civilian positions. Additionally, DISA is placing data centers in San Antonio, Texas, Europe, and Bahrain on “lights dim” status by reducing manpower over the next two and a half years.

Behind the push to reorganize its data centers is DISA’s desire to consolidate support needs, reduce its physical footprint and lower operating costs. Most of the $695 million in anticipated cost savings will come from the restructuring of contract requirements. The agency plans to pass the cost savings along to its mission partners in the form of rate reductions.

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