A Short History of Shared Services…and What’s Next.

Shared Services in government is nothing new. The idea began in the 1980s with the consolidation of payroll and some other administrative functions. In the '90s the focus was on creating entities that could provide common business functions across government and, in that effort, become a cost center.

The 2000s saw the rise of the term 'Line of Business' that looked at common business functions across government to identify opportunities to transform, streamline and share. The Obama Administration looked specifically to IT as a shared service, releasing the Federal IT Shared Services Strategy that provided federal agency chief information officers and key stakeholders guidance. This guidance focused on the implementation of shared IT services as a key principle of their efforts to eliminate waste and duplication, with the intention to reinvest in innovative mission systems.

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Consumer Electronics Association’s Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research to Deliver Opening Keynote at 930gov Showcase

Originally posted on Digital Government

Shawn DuBravac to address the Next Digital Decade

Vienna, VA; Digital Government Institute (DGI), which produces targeted, leading-edge education and networking programs for the government IT community, announced Shawn DuBravac, the Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research with theConsumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, will deliver the opening keynote address at the inaugural 930gov "Strategic Buying at Year-End" IT Showcase.

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