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Cost Reduction

Reduce, rethink, restructure

Federal agencies are seeking new ways to serve their mission and their constituents despite reduced funding and growing uncertainty over the coming fiscal years. Cost pressures will be the “new normal” for the foreseeable future. Deloitte is helping agencies take preemptive steps now to recover costs and lower their cost-basis in a sustained way. With our deep public sector experience and broad private sector insights, we’re helping agencies recover costs across a wider range of areas—from improper payments, energy, real estate, and tax, to technology, procurement, and program mission review.

 Together, we’re helping agencies seize the opportunity to lay a foundation for renewed fiscal sustainability and return dollars to frontline mission needs.

Featured insights

  • Cutting costs
    This Deloitte-sponsored study by Government Business Council assesses the perceptions, attitudes, and experience of Federal employees regarding government efficiency and cost reduction
  • Public sector, disrupted: How disruptive innovation can help government achieve more for less
    Tap into the potential of disruptive innovation to help radically reduce public program costs without slashing services.
  • Red ink rising
    Set a new course for sustainable government that is fiscally balanced and structured for the realities of today’s world with insights and best practices from governments around the world.
  • Caught in the middle
    How government contractors—and other businesses—can use analytics to address improper payment risk across the value chain.
  • Taking action in uncertain times: C-Suite perspectives
    The downturn and recovery presents private sector executives with a new set of options. Explore some of the fundamental ways private sector executives are approaching similar issues by shaping events—rather than reacting to them.

Deloitte can help

Deloitte is helping Federal organizations with a wide range of missions be more efficient and effective, from cutting hidden costs to managing operations differently.  We help agencies rethink, reduce, or restructure—whether it’s day-to-day operations or a large-scale transformation.

Deloitte helps clients lower costs by understanding their critical cost areas and cost reduction levers:  Reorganization and restructuring, budget and finance, technology, human capital, tax, grants, acquisition and procurement, energy, shared services, real estate/facilities and assets, and revenue generation.

Deloitte offers a multi-disciplinary perspective that encompasses strategy, people, process and technology. Our cost reduction services help Federal clients in their efforts to reduce budgets while still delivering on agency missions.

  • Data center optimization. IT organizations are thinking about their data center and infrastructure needs in innovative new ways. Learn more.
  • VERA/VSIP. Strategic tools and processes to assist agencies with voluntary workforce reduction
  • Eliminating improper payments. Solutions to help agencies in their efforts to identify and eliminate improper, duplicate, and fraudulent payments.
  • Real-time fraud detection. Deficiencies in anti-fraud programs and controls are serious. They could constitute significant material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting. Learn more.
  • HR LOB modernization. Services to assist Federal agencies in their efforts to migrate core human resources functions to approved HR LOB shared service centers.

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Dig deeper

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  • Cost efficiency: What challenges does DoD face in achieving it?
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Related links

  • AGA PDC 2013
    Deloitte at the conference.
  • U.S. Federal Government
    Learn more about our practice.
  • FedCentral
    Deloitte’s WTOP Federal News Radio program.

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