Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI)

The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) [pdf] helps federal agencies meet OMB requirements to consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure. This policy sets aggressive targets for agencies to optimize their data centers. The Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) oversees the Data Center and Cloud Optimization Initiative (DCCOI) Program Management Office (PMO). The DCCOI PMO helps agencies comply with federal policies impacting data center, cloud, and IT infrastructure optimization by acquiring technologies, tools, and evidence-based best practices to meet requirements in OMB Memo M-19-19 [pdf] and the federal cloud computing strategy, Cloud Smart.

DCOI & Data Center Resources
Not sure how to help your agency take that first step toward optimization? The DCCOI & Data Center Resources page will help you figure out the best path forward.

Join the Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice (C&I CoP)
Connect with data center and cloud colleagues virtually and in-person to share insights and knowledge on:

  • Data center infrastructure management
  • Facility oversight and optimization
  • Reporting
  • New technologies
  • Cloud optimization best practices

To join the C&I CoP:

  • Click on listserv@listserv.gsa.gov
  • Remove signature block
  • In the email message body, type:
    • subscribe datacenters [First Name] [Last Name], [Position Title]
    • Ex: subscribe datacenters John Doe, Cloud Migration Manager
  • Leave the email subject field empty
  • Send the message. You will receive a confirmation email once added to the listserv
  • Only those with a “.gov” or “.mil” email may join
    • Email dccoi@gsa.gov to request to join using another official federal email address

Moving To the Cloud
We offer resources to help agencies identify best practices for migrating to the cloud and obtaining its associated benefits versus maintaining on-premise hardware within a local network.

Cloud-related white papers are available on the DCCOI Knowledge Portal on MAX.gov.

Contact us at dccoi@gsa.gov for additional information or help to integrate cloud into your DCOI strategy.

Data Center Migration, Consolidation, and Closure
We offer resources to help agencies migrate, consolidate, and close data centers by using new organizational and communication strategies, and aligning resources for these strategies.

Download the DCOI Guide for Data Center Migration, Consolidation, and Closure [pdf]. This guide provides best practices to successfully manage these strategies and avoid potential pitfalls.

Contact us at dccoi@gsa.gov for additional information.

Last Reviewed: 2019-09-20