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You know the government is an -- I know the government is a -- now a new report really puts ornaments on the Christmas tree.
That report goes back to -- when -- ten when the president came out with an idea to save money.
He said the government had too many data centers as -- rooms with big computers story all kinds of government information some of the time you like.
Census data our tax returns.
Now Obama said we could say three million dollars by consolidating them and getting rid of redundancies.
The numbers aren't adding up the GAL Government Accountability Office just came out with a report on the progress of the initiative.
And the results you're not gonna believe him.
The total electric bill for the federal government's data centers is about 450 million dollars a year that's a lot of money right.
It would be great to save some of that energy with efficient buildings but compare our current bill to the projected cost of powering Obama's consolidated data centers.
Seven point four billion dollars a year so.
For every dollar we save on electricity.
We're gonna and spend sixteen dollars on efficiency.
It's like buying a six pack of soda for two bucks -- you can recycle the cans for five pennies each.
This GAO report also uncovered serious problems without government agencies are implementing the program.
Out of 24 agencies just three of them have submitted complete inventories of their data centers only one has actually submitted a complete plan to consolidate them.
On the other hand almost three quarters of the agencies are providing a cost benefit analysis.
Maybe this is why the math doesn't add up.
And then there's another problem with the plan the government doesn't even know how many data -- it hats.
When they watch the consolidation program the government thought -- had 11100 data centers over the next year they found another thousand.
The latest count.
I think it's embarrassing -- that the government doesn't even know what they have.
If that's not bad about the GAO report chronicles all the people in charge of administering the program.
The Office of Management and Budget appointed to executive sponsors the General Services Administration created what they called the FDCCIA.
Stands for federal data says senator consolidation initiative.
And what does that report called -- guess what more oversight this is just more proof that the government is flat out dysfunctional.
A program meant to cut costs shrink the government ends up creating a new bureaucracy to oversee -- My conclusion well look if we wanted change -- government.
That's come from the outside not from the inside because there road Deb bureaucratic hell is paved with the government's best cost cutting intentions.
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