The White House Office of Management and Budget issued new guidelines to federal agencies May 2, 2012, on ways to share information technology services.

The Federal IT Shared Services Strategy, provides federal agency Chief Information Officers and key stakeholders takes aim at IT services as way to eliminate waste and duplication and reinvest in innovative mission systems.

The strategy is in response to one of 25 action items identified in the December 2010 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management.

The document addresses various opportunities for sharing information technology throughout the Federal Government and promotes the use of existing and new strategic sourcing methods where agencies can combine their buying power for similar IT needs and get lower prices and improved service leverage in the process.