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Introduced in Senate (10/30/2013)

Federal Data Center Consolidation Act of 2013 - Requires the head of specified federal agencies and departments to submit annually to the Administrator for the Office of E-Government and Information Technology of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): (1) a comprehensive asset inventory of the data centers owned, operated, or maintained by or on behalf of such agencies and departments, even if any such centers are administered by a third party; and (2) a multi-year strategy to achieve the optimization and consolidation of agency data center assets that includes performance metrics, a timeline for agency activities completed under the OMB Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), and investment and cost savings calculations. Requires the Comptroller General (GAO) to review and report on the quality and completeness of, and verify, each agency's asset inventory and plans.

Requires the Administrator to develop and publish a goal for the total amount of planned cost savings through the FDCCI over a five-year period, with a breakdown on a year-by-year basis of projected savings and annual updates on agency progress in consolidating data center assets.

Requires an agency or department that is required to implement a data center consolidation plan under this Act and migrate to cloud computing to do so in a manner 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 to waive requirements of this Act for any element of the intelligence community.

Repeals this Act effective on October 1, 2018.