Listen: Energizing Sustainable Change with GSA's Data Center Optimization Initiative

Listen: Energizing Sustainable Change with GSA's Data Center Optimization Initiative

Season: 5
| Episode: 12
Santucci breaks down the history of the DCOI program, which sunset from the FITARA scorecard after all agencies made an "A" grade.
Thomas Santucci, Director of Government-Wide Policy for the Data Center Optimization Initiative, GSA

From 2012 to 2021, data center closures and optimization brought government an estimated 6.6 billion in cost savings and avoidances. Data center and energy management also play a key role in sustainability targets and the Biden administration’s goal to hit net-zero emissions by 2050. General Services Administration (GSA) Director for the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Thomas Santucci discusses the significant strides made by this program, which sunset from the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard this past January after all agencies made an "A" grade.