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Tech CEOs Tell US Gov't How To Cut Deficit By $1 Trillion 311

alphadogg writes "The US government can save more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years by consolidating its IT infrastructure, reducing its energy use and moving to more Web-based citizen services, a group of tech CEOs said in a report released Wednesday. The Technology CEO Council's report, delivered to President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, also recommends that the US government streamline its supply chains and move agencies to shared services for mission-support activities. 'America's growing national debt is undermining our global competitiveness,' said the council, chaired by IBM CEO Samuel Palmisano. 'How we choose to confront and address this challenge will determine our future environment for growth and innovation.' If the cash-strapped US government enacted all the recommendations in the advocacy group's report, it could save between $920 billion and $1.2 trillion by 2020, the group said. The federal government could also reduce IT energy consumption by 25 percent, and it could save $200 billion over 10 years by using advanced analytics to stop improper payments, the report said."
Wireless Networking

Submission + - RFID Powder

fireforadrymouth writes: Hitachi have saved the day with new RFID chips that are so small they are referring to them as "powder". There isn't much information at the moment but this has been posted on a few blogs now (including PinkTentacle [pinktentacle.com] and Gizmodo [gizmodo.com])
Product announcement available here [hitachi.co.jp]
Japanese readers can check out Fuji Sankei [business-i.jp]

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