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Government Cost Optimization 201: Expand Impact to Mission and Business

Published: 05 June 2019

ID: G00391327

Analyst(s): Cathleen Blanton


Government CIOs, like all CIOs, must collaborate with business and mission colleagues to truly optimize overall costs. Establishing a constructive dialogue on a balance between risk and value requires a framework and discipline around financial transparency and strategic alignment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Collaborate Across Organizations to Address 10 Business Cost Optimization Opportunities
  • Present a Value-Focused Approach for Monitoring IT’s Contribution to Agency Performance With Financial Transparency
    • Analyze Stakeholders
    • Create an IT Value Communications Plan
    • Deliver and Substantiate IT Value
  • Integrate Emerging Technology and Cost Optimization Into Strategic Planning
    • Develop the Agency’s Strategic Context and Cost Optimization
    • Disruptive Technologies Can Have a Positive Impact on Cost Optimization

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