Government agencies from California to Washington, D.C., are taking on ambitious IT initiatives in an effort to provide better services at lower costs. Here are some federal, state, and local efforts that are leading the way.
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When OMB mandated that agencies do a better job of project management, it also implemented its own project-review sessions using a framework called TechStat. It was a leap forward to actually show them how to do that and provide tools for getting started. OMB's TechStat Toolkit, introduced in February, provides agencies and their investment review boards with tools to conduct their own IT project reviews. A training video provides an overview of TechStat and step-by-step instructions on how to proceed. OMB credits TechStat with saving $3 billion by redirecting or eliminating troubled IT projects.