The federal government estimated it has nearly doubled the number of data centers it had in 2011, now totaling over 7,000.
As the Federal Times noted, the “Obama administration estimated the government had about 3,100 data centers” in June of 2011. In June of 2013, a “recount yielded more than 6,000. Now that number has grown again — to 7,145.” Lawmakers released those numbers on Thursday, and the Government Accountability Office confirmed the figures.
Rep. John Mica (R-FL), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, said the government will never meet its goal of consolidating data centers at its current pace.