Summary: S.1611 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (09/18/2014)

Federal Data Center Consolidation Act of 2013 - Requires the heads of specified federal agencies, assisted by their chief information officers, to submit to the Administrator for the Office of E-Government and Information Technology of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) each fiscal year: (1) a comprehensive inventory of data centers owned, operated, or maintained by each such agency; and (2) a multi-year strategy to achieve the consolidation and optimization of such data centers that includes performance metrics, a timeline for agency activities to be completed under the OMB Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), and year-by-year calculations of investments and cost savings.

Provides that for any year that the Department of Defense (DOD) is required to submit a performance plan for the reduction of resources required for data servers and centers, DOD: (1) may submit to the Administrator, in lieu of the multi-year strategy, the defense-wide plan and report on cost savings required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012; and (2) shall submit the comprehensive inventory required by this Act unless the defense-wide plan contains a comparable comprehensive inventory.

Requires the Administrator to: (1) establish deadlines for annual reporting and requirements such agencies must meet to be considered in compliance with this Act, (2) develop and make publicly available a goal for the amount of planned cost savings and optimization improvements achieved through the FDCCI during a specified period, (3) aggregate the reported cost savings of each agency and optimization improvements achieved to date through the FDCCI and compare such savings to the projected cost savings and optimization improvements achieved through the FDCCI, and (4) report to Congress. Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to review and verify the quality and completeness of the asset inventory and strategy of each agency and report to Congress.

Requires such agencies to implement their data center consolidation and optimization strategies consistent with federal guidelines on cloud computing security, including: (1) applicable provisions in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), and (2) guidance published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

Authorizes the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Secretary of Defense to waive the applicability of any provision of this Act to any national security system if such waiver is in the interest of national security. Requires the Director or the Secretary to submit to specified congressional committees a statement describing the waiver and the reasons for it.

Repeals this Act effective on October 1, 2018.