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Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
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Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
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Consolidated Enablers Overview Presentation (1.31.03)
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  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
  • This approach is not just about technology. I mentioned that we are trying to work on a consolidated approach for all the enabling technologies. That doesn’t just mean the combining of technologies, but a holistic approach where we involve people, we have a standard methodology for delivering services to the enterprise, and processes that we all follow The text on the right is the “value proposition” if you will, for delivering these services in an integrated fashion. If you add up the costs from all the individual business cases, it’s a lot of money. But if you start to think of this as an enterprise delivery capability, you can use resources more efficiently, you can decrease the implementation times, and obviously increase coordination This approach is also a new way for the enterprise to work with OCIO on eGovernment initiatives. This can be a new customer facing view; it’s about doing business differently with a much higher focus on delivery and collaboration as opposed to one way communication.
  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
  • High energy Welcome. Get jazzed. Good things are happening: EITIRB meeting tomorrow for 30 minutes exclusively on eGov EC and I will be meeting with DS ideally this week as well but may slip to next week Relatively positive feedback from OMB based on our efforts – only Yellow Thanks for efforts to date. Time to roll up sleeves again.
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    • 1. eGovernment Program Enablers Initiatives Executive Summary January 2003
    • 2. Agenda Background and Context eAuthentication Overview eDeployment Overview eLearning Overview Next Steps
    • 3. Overview of the Enablers Initiatives The Enablers originate from seven of the enabling initiatives outlined in USDA’s eGovernment Strategic Plan. Select Phase Business Case Documents eAuthentication Business Case Documents eDeployment Business Case Documents eLearning Business Case Documents <ul><li>USDA eGov Strategic Plan – </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling Smart Choices </li></ul><ul><li>eAuthentication </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management </li></ul><ul><li>Document Management </li></ul><ul><li>Data Management </li></ul><ul><li>Web Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Portal Services </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning </li></ul>Pre-select Phase Business Cases Conceptual eAuthentication Business Case eLearning Business Case Web Content Management Document Management Data Management Portal Services Web Presence
    • 4. <ul><li>USDA is creating a suite of “enterprise services” to support its strategic initiatives, enable agency and enterprise program delivery, leverage investments, and save costs </li></ul>Suite of Enterprise Services <ul><ul><li>The creation of enterprise services does not only mean the purchase and implementation of technologies, but a holistic approach involving people, operational processes, technology, and an underlying delivery methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise-level services allow USDA to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use its resources to focus on program delivery instead of technical infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage its current and future investments and realize significant cost avoidance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate the sharing of best practices through collaborative design, development, and operations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implement standard technology and development methodology across the Department </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease implementation times by leveraging best practices and utilizing a skilled central team </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate as “one voice” to business partners, technology vendors, and employees </li></ul></ul></ul>Standard Methodology Agency programs and strategic initiatives Enterprise Services People Technology Operational Processes
    • 5. Enablers Approach <ul><li>We are taking the following approach in developing these enterprise services: </li></ul>Marketing and Communications Program Management Approach (Enterprise Solutions Center) 2Q02 3Q02 4Q02 1Q03 2Q03 3Q03 4Q03 1Q04 <ul><li>Develop eGovernment Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24 Strategic initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enabling initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-Select Business Cases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost/benefit analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial impact analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation and Investment Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional &amp; Technical requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program management approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive technical architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost/benefit analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact analysis </li></ul></ul>Select-level Business Cases Change Management Planning and Implementation Decision to plan and implement Enabling initiatives <ul><li>Vendor Assessment &amp; Detailed Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure hosting SLA’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine early adopters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue vendor RFP’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct formal product selection </li></ul></ul>Signed Contracts &amp; Procurement <ul><li>Installation &amp; Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Install software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform necessary custom development (integration) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System test </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eAuthentication Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish guide for application developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build out service </li></ul></ul>Early Adopter Development / Strategic Initiative Development <ul><li>Rollout of version 1 of eDeployment capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Development of version X of eDeployment capabilities </li></ul>Project Management (ongoing) (ongoing) (Basic services available) NOW
    • 6. Agency Roll-Out Once the enterprise eGovernment components have been deployed, agencies can roll-out these capabilities to their users under a “Subscriber Agency Model” or a “Hosting Agency Model” Subscriber Agency Model <ul><ul><li>Under this model agencies would use the shared, enterprise instance of the eGovernment capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each agency would be provided with its own secure, virtual space on the enterprise solution which will contain: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Secure content storage area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User and administrator accounts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workflows specific to the agency’s business processes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content authoring, workflow authoring, user and application administration capabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This model is cost effective to the agency and best leverages enterprise and agency resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eGovernment team would provide rollout support </li></ul></ul>Hosting Agency Model <ul><ul><li>The Hosting Agency Model would allow an agency to host and use its own instance of the enterprise eGovernment solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This model is designed for agencies which have very unique business needs that require a high amount of customization and integration of the eGovernment solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under the Hosting Model, an agency would be provided with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copies of select eGovernment components to host on agency servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strict guidelines on customization and integration of eGovernment components to ensure compatibility with future eGovernment releases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development support to install, customize and integrate eGovernment components </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This model would be more expensive for an agency to roll-out and maintain </li></ul></ul>
    • 7. Technical Architecture <ul><li>A scalable technical architecture must be defined as part of the enterprise services vision. Defining the technical architecture had to meet the following goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support eGovernment initiatives throughout the Enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise-wide initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-agency strategic initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single-agency initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Government initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define a scalable and robust architecture that would integrate and leverage current capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complement current initiatives already underway including efforts around defining our Enterprise Architecture and expanding our telecommunication capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support initiatives that support common business processes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help define the technical layer of the enterprise architecture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The definition of a technical architecture does NOT: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replace existing business-specific agency applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Force agency applications to be hosted in a centralized location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take control of business applications from agencies </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 8. Non-Web Centric Application Web Presence / User Interface (Standards) Strategic Initiative (e.g. eLoans) Agency Applications DigiTop eAuthentication (Single sign-on, Digital Signatures) Enterprise Web Content Enterprise Document Content Shared Database Agency Database Content Aggregation/Application Integration (enterprise search) External Content Source Web Content Management Document/ Records Management Data Management Program (Standards,Policies,Services) eLearning Presentation Business Logic/Application Data Citizens Content Distribution Support Capability Non eGov Component Enabler Initiative Component Strategic Initiative Component Standards &amp; Policies Employees Business Partners Customers Portal(s) USDA Strategic Plan Enterprise Architecture Inter-agency Applications Conceptual Architecture Overview Data/Content Department Metadata and Taxonomy Standards
    • 9. Logical Architecture Overview Portal Server Web Server Web Server Application Server Database Web Server Business Partner Database Citizen Employee Agency II Application Agency I Application Enterprise Portal Application Hypertext Link Content aggregation/ Indexing server EAI Server Firewall Legacy Systems Deploy Content Index, Search, Integrate Index Index App Integration Access Index, Search Existing Legacy Integration App Integration User name, Pass authenticate eLearning User Info Token Central Data Repositories eAuthentication Web Server App Integration Index Content Management Document/ Records Management Intranet
    • 10. Agenda Background and Context eAuthentication Overview eDeployment Overview eLearning Overview Next Steps
    • 11. What is eAuthentication? eAuthentication verifies a user’s identity when accessing online services… <ul><li>USDA’s eAuthentication solution will consist of a set of products and services to authenticate the identity of persons accessing USDA’s online offerings. </li></ul><ul><li>USDA’s eAuthentication approach will include the use of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic signatures (eSignatures) which allow a user to “sign” an online transaction. An eSignature signals a person’s consent, approval, or acknowledgement. An electronic signature can take many forms, such as a name typed at the end of an email message, a digitized image of a handwritten signature, or even a secret code or PIN that identifies the sender to the recipient; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital signatures, a more advanced electronic signature, that support greater levels of confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation. </li></ul></ul>
    • 12. eAuthentication - Business Requirements <ul><ul><li>Provide a suite of products and services for Agencies to use across the Enterprise. Existing solutions will be leveraged to the extent possible/practicable and external solutions will be used to complete the suite; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage security best practices. A consolidated approach can ensure that each Agency is drawing upon the best authentication solutions to ensure proof of identify and to protect the confidentiality and sensitivity of data in the applications; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate USDA resources with other Government resources as part of the Presidential Initiative; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the user’s experience by not requiring multiple authentication credentials, such as multiple passwords or certificates; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote both interoperability and enhanced security across USDA applications; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce the cost associated with the development and maintenance of multiple sets of authentication solutions. </li></ul></ul>
    • 13. Existing USDA Services That May be Leveraged <ul><li>The NFC has developed a PKI to provide secure e-commerce over the Internet and satisfy Agency requirements for strong authentication. </li></ul><ul><li>Certified by the Federal Bridge Authority. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Government to Government transactions only. </li></ul><ul><li>Three county-based Agencies, FSA, NRCS, and RD, have implemented WebCAAF. </li></ul><ul><li>WebCAAF currently provides authentication services to 40,000 employees and 2,000 farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>Several web farms provide both a network and administrative infrastructure, and a security architecture that authenticates users. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Government to Citizen and Government to Business transactions. </li></ul>Only OCIO-approved Authentication solutions will be leveraged. Opportunities include: <ul><li>The Agricultural Marketing Service’s Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR) </li></ul><ul><li>Web-enabled, Government to Business database management system. </li></ul><ul><li>Using PKI security technology, the system electronically accepts the data from the livestock industry, archives the data, validates and analyzes the data, produces and stores aggregated data, and creates industry reports for distribution to the public via the USDA&apos;s web site. </li></ul>Web Central Authentication and Authorization Facility (WebCAAF) National Finance Center’s Public Key Infrastructure
    • 14. eAuthentication - Alternatives Analyzed <ul><ul><li>Alternative 1 - Status Quo Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USDA Agencies individually select approved authentication solutions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advantage of this approach is early availability, but the disadvantages are high implementation and maintenance costs of disparate authentication solutions, possible lack of interoperability, and multiple sets of customer credentials. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative 2 - Combination of Alternative 1 and Alternative 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offers individual Agencies flexibility to select their own solutions, where special business needs must be addressed, but uses a consolidated approach for most authentication solutions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disadvantages are possible lack of interoperability and multiple sets of customer credentials. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative 3 - Managed eAuthentication Approach - Recommended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offers multiple products and services tailored to fit Agency needs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires some application reengineering to ensure current authentication mechanisms are supported. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offers economy of scale and cost reductions since resources are Enterprise-wide. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for re-usability of resources as new applications are developed. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intends to leverage approved USDA Authentication solutions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improves ability to share credentials across USDA and with its Government and business partners. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eases integration with the Presidential Initiative for eAuthentication. </li></ul></ul></ul>Three implementation alternatives were considered for eAuthentication.
    • 15. eAuthentication - Costs and Benefit Analysis The consolidated eAuthentication solution offers several quantitative benefits and a 192% ROI. <ul><ul><ul><li>Enables USDA to meet GPEA compliance for online transactions with electronic signatures by the date of October 2003. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces management/administration costs by decreasing the amount of time spent managing usernames, passwords, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increases customer usability due to consistent authentication standards across USDA applications, thus enabling customers to use one form of Authentication across many USDA, Government, and business partner applications. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces maintenance of authentication systems by utilizing a central authentication mechanism. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 16. eAuthentication Overview eAuthentication offers common authentication services to applications within USDA KEY FEATURES/CAPABILITIES/REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATION COMPONENT VALUE PROPOSITION <ul><ul><li>The following types of authentication may be created or leveraged over time, as requirements dictate: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PKI Class 4 (High) Certificate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biometric </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PKI Class 3 (Medium) Certificate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Password </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PKI Class 2 (Basic) Certificate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using these authentication techniques, the Department will be able to offer a comprehensive authentication service: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corroborative Authentication Mechanisms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used in conjunction with each other </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Additive Authentication Mechanisms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independent use of same type of authentication </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Authentication mechanisms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independent use of different types of authentication </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide authentication for electronic services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction with Agency/Enterprise Web Based applications to provide authentication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agency/Department Legacy Applications interface via a web based proxy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agency applications to support GPEA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical capability in allowing stakeholders to conduct secure transactions with agencies. Legislative mandate states transactions must be conducted online - major cost avoidance in doing enterprise solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronous Token </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Asynchronous Token </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive Password </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PIN </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PKI Class 1 (Rudimentary) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 17. Logical Architecture Detail: eAuthentication The following is the detailed logical architecture as it relates to eAuthentication: Authenticator Credential Manager Authentication Data Store(s) Credential Store Federal Bridge CA Audit Log/ Reporting Store Registration Report Generator USDA Internal Applications USDA Web Presence Customers &amp; Business Partners Employees Citizens USDA Web Applications eGov Portal IDS IDS IDS IDS Document Management Web Content Management Portal CA Audit Monitor IDS Monitor Management Station Data Enclave Management Enclave Registration &amp; Reporting DMZ eAuthentication DMZ Certification DMZ USDA Certificate Store USDA WAN
    • 18. Agenda Background and Context eAuthentication Overview eDeployment Overview eLearning Overview Next Steps
    • 19. What is eDeployment? <ul><li>Web Content Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Web Content Management solution will aid the creation, review, delivery, and maintenance of agency-defined information. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Document Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Document Management solution will enable the sharing and managing of documents and other electronic assets across USDA (according to records retention schedules.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Presence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Presence will provide standards and guidelines to improve the “look and feel” and usability of Web pages and Web-based applications across USDA. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portal Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portals will provide customers, public and private organizations, and USDA employees with integrated access to USDA information and services. </li></ul></ul>eDeployment is a fusion of multiple enabling capabilities that will support delivery of USDA information and services.
    • 20. <ul><li>Conceptual Architecture components continued: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central Data Repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Data Management component represents standards, policies and services around database/data design and implementation. These standards will reduce data redundancy, improve data quality, promote interoperability and data reuse </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Aggregation/Application Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Content Aggregation/Application Integration component provides integration of content and application services for use by portals and other agency and cross agency applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A centralized index will allow ubiquitous searching of distributed, heterogeneous content/data repositories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Content Distribution component will facilitate the deployment of content to distributed servers for optimal delivery of content. Distribution of content will reduce application response time, ultimately enhancing the user experience </li></ul></ul></ul>What is eDeployment?
    • 21. eDeployment - Business Requirements Key requirements identified by Agencies include: <ul><li>Provide an automated workflow capability to mirror the creation, review, publishing, and archival process that is currently performed manually. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Enforce the inclusion of standard metadata, headers, footers, etc. for a file or online content. Enforcing these standards enables information to be organized, re-used, and located. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a comprehensive information architecture (organization and classification of information) to improve access to information.    </li></ul><ul><li>Provide fast and accurate information retrieval capabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide standards and guidelines that ensure a consistent “look and feel” and navigational structure in USDA’s Web pages and Web-based applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the ability to integrate with existing legacy systems. </li></ul>
    • 22. eDeployment - Current Environment Existing capabilities vary by Agency and often reflect duplicative and redundant business and technical processes. Most notably, there is a lack of consistency and information sharing across the enterprise . <ul><li>Some Agencies are currently evaluating individual Web Content Management, Document Management, and Data Management solutions as well as separate Web Presence and Portal initiatives to meet their distinct needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow processes are conducted manually and there is no means to drive content and documents throughout their lifecycle, from creation to maintenance to archiving. </li></ul><ul><li>Agency documents are primarily static, unstructured content that is not interactive with Web applications, databases, and multiple Web delivery mechanisms. </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies have dissimilar technical architectures, which pose a challenge to interoperability. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stove-pipe&amp;quot; delivery systems that currently exist are organization bound; content creators from subject matter expertise at any level are not able to contribute to the content that will be delivered to users. </li></ul>
    • 23. eDeployment - Alternatives Analyzed <ul><ul><li>Maintain the existing environment – “Status Quo” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grants the most flexibility by allowing Agencies to choose their own eDeployment solution and eliminates the need to work through culture barriers; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USDA Agencies spend millions in duplicative monies to design, build, deploy, and operate their own solutions and do not benefit from economies of scale pricing. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated enterprise solutions in a distributed environment - Recommended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delivers enterprise-wide services from multiple hosting facilities (such as NITC, other USDA hosting facilities, and potential third-party hosting centers); </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports reuse of existing USDA hardware, software, network, and personnel resources; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides economies of scale for the purchase of software licenses; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces the complexity of system implementation; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the greatest processing power to ensure optimal response time for users. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated enterprise solutions in a centralized environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delivers enterprise-wide services from a centralized hosting facility; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides an effective option if audiences are concentrated in a small geographic region and external systems that need to be integrated are few and centrally located; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the same benefits as distributed environment, but the processing power would not be as great and integration would be more complex. </li></ul></ul></ul>Three implementation alternatives were considered for eDeployment.
    • 24. eDeployment - Cost and Benefit Analysis The distributed eDeployment solution offers several quantitative benefits and a 103% ROI. * Assumptions are documented in the business case document <ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise-wide aggregation, management, and storage of content increase the amount of higher-quality information that is available to citizens. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The acquisition of highly extensible and scalable enterprise-wide solutions decreases the number of redundant purchases across USDA and provides for economies of scale. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces paper costs related to the purchasing, printing, storing, and disposal of paper assets by accessing, storing, and managing content and documents electronically. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standardized business and workflow processes instill greater accountability and improve access to more current, accurate, relevant, and organized products, services, information, and data. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 25. Portal Services Overview A portal integrates application systems, knowledge systems, and content in a centralized place for a targeted audience KEY FEATURES/CAPABILITIES/REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATION COMPONENT VALUE PROPOSITION <ul><ul><li>Flexible feature set based on the type of portal being created: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal and External Horizontal portals span a large range of information topics or large range of services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal and External Vertical portals cover one or multiple topic areas very deeply or are integrated with specific applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal workgroup portals focus on aggregating internal services and information and often house collaboration capabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legacy system integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalization of user experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personalization of the user interface </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personalization of content delivery / application functionality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Role-based personalization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with eAuthentication solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single/enterprise sign-on </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregate existing agency and enterprise applications and content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate with existing legacy systems to provide web-based user experience, access to legacy system business logic and data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work tightly with web content management solution to drive standard user-interface design and content automation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eAuthentication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vital to the aggregation of content across agencies: helps achieve goal of intentions-based design vs. organization-based design </li></ul></ul>
    • 26. Internet Firewall Citizen, Employee, Business Partner Employee Document Management Databases Production Environment Web Servers Portal Server Database Media Server Legacy Apps Web Server Portal Server Load Testing Environment Load Simulation Server Media Server Database Web Server Database Development/Configuration Environment Reporting Server Indexing Server Agency/Cross-Agency Web Applications Media Server Collaboration Server Email Servers eAuthentication App Integration/ Content Aggregation Logical Architecture Detail: Portal Services The following is the detailed logical architecture as it relates to portals: Web Content Management Internet Intranet
    • 27. Web Content Management Overview Web Content Management provides a suite of tools that enable the creation and maintenance of web application content more efficiently and with higher quality KEY FEATURES/CAPABILITIES/REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATION COMPONENT VALUE PROPOSITION <ul><ul><li>Integration with document management solution to make documents available via the web when applicable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with common content repositories and common data repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of portal component to deliver content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To achieve strategic goals, cannot continue to manage content manually. At the crux of changing the way we do business by exposing information and business processes to our stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports the lifecycle of content for web-based applications: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create -The development and maintenance of standard templates that dictate standard layout </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review – Workflow capabilities to enable reviews of content by the right people during a designated period of time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregate and Manage – Aggregating content from multiple content sources and supporting the classification of content using meta-data and other techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute and Deliver -- Content is published to one or multiple production environments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Archive and Delete – Automated processes to archive or delete content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables the publishing of content to alternative platforms such as PDA’s and cell phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports the creation and delivery of interactive forms online </li></ul></ul>
    • 28. Logical Architecture Detail: Web Content Management The following is the detailed logical architecture as it relates to web content management: Content Delivery Mediums Load Testing Environment Template Development Desktop Document Management Content Development Workstation Template/ Content Development Server Web Server Application Server Database Content Staging Environment Content Approval Workstation Web Server Application Server Database Load Simulation Server Portal Agency/Cross-Agency Web Applications Applications on Wireless Devices Legacy Apps Web Server Media Server Database App Integration/ Content Aggregation eAuthentication Employee Employee Employee Email Servers
    • 29. Document/Records Management Overview Document Management facilitates the sharing of document assets across an enterprise reducing rework, enhancing productivity and quality of work KEY FEATURES/CAPABILITIES/REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATION COMPONENT VALUE PROPOSITION <ul><ul><li>Supports the lifecycle for documents and other electronic assets: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create - Support for all commonly used file types and appendage of meta-data upon creation of asset </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review - Web-based or desktop-based workflow tools for contributors or reviewers of content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregate and Manage - Check-in and check-out capabilities to control versions. Automated processes to maintain integrity of assets and clean up asset repositories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute and Deliver - Multiple search mechanisms to find information, including browsing subject hierarchies, keyword, natural language, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Archive and Delete - Integration with the National Archives to preserve electronic assets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for a dynamic corporate taxonomy, i.e. classification of assets can be changed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with content aggregation component to provide robust searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with web content management solution to push documents/assets to the web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with common content repositories and common data repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key to meeting goals around records management. Enables information to stay in electronic format throughout its lifecycle and enables robust information retrieval capabilities through the classification of all assets - promotes knowledge sharing through asset sharing </li></ul></ul>
    • 30. Logical Architecture Detail: Document/Records Management The following is the detailed logical architecture as it relates to document/Records management: Desktop Publishing Tools Document Delivery Mediums Content Management Document Management Server Document Approval Workstation Agency File Servers File Server Scanning Station Fax Fax Server eFax Batch Import Process Portal Agency/Cross-Agency Applications Print Citizen Legacy Systems Employee Employee Deploy Documents eAuthentication Application Integration/Content Aggregation Application Integration/Content Aggregation Email
    • 31. Central Data Repositories Overview Central data repositories allow re-use of data and decrease the burden on our customers during data collection processes KEY FEATURES/CAPABILITIES/REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATION COMPONENT VALUE PROPOSITION <ul><ul><li>Will facilitate sharing of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Groups of applications that need the same data will leverage centralized repositories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data stewardship processes defined within the Data Management Program result in database of records to ensure integrity and quality of shared data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Central repositories will allow packaging of data from different sources to enhance existing USDA services and define new data centric services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data Warehouses will power Enterprise and Agency applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effort around system integration and data migration tasks during system development will be greatly reduced resulting in USDA cost savings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eGovernment Strategic initiatives will leverage shared data repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on data needs Agency/Enterprise web and non –web based applications may use shared data repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing of data outside of the department (business partners, educational institutions, government bodies etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redundant and inaccurate data hinders our ability to provide optimal value to our customers. Shared data repositories will heighten availability, integrity and quality of relevant data to our clients. This will help improve quality of existing services and create opportunities to define new services </li></ul></ul>
    • 32. The following is the detailed logical architecture as it relates to central data repositories: Logical Architecture Detail: Central Data Repositories Agency/Cross-Agency Web Application Legacy Systems Strategic Initiative Shared Data Shared Data Data Warehouse External Database Repositories (Universities, other government organizations etc)
    • 33. Content Aggregation / Application Integration Overview Content aggregation spawns re-use of content and enables powerful information retrieval capabilities KEY FEATURES/CAPABILITIES/REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATION COMPONENT VALUE PROPOSITION <ul><ul><li>An enterprise content index will deliver powerful searching capabilities across a multitude of data repository types: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content Management Repositories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Document Management Repositories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File Servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content originated outside of USDA and migrated to USDA Databases/File Servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An enterprise application integration framework will allow the integration of disparate applications in a cost effective manner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Out of the box connectors will minimize custom development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote industry standard integration mechanisms such as XML </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal search capability will leverage enterprise content index and application integration to aggregate content and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eGovernment Strategic and Enabler initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agency/Department web and non-web Based applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a key component in allowing the integration of eGovernment capabilities into our current infrastructure. Enables ubiquitous access of data and content in a heterogeneous, distributed environment </li></ul></ul>
    • 34. The following is the detailed logical architecture as it relates to content aggregation and application integration: Logical Architecture Detail: Content Aggregation / Application Integration Document Management Web Content Management Agency/ Cross Agency databases Agency/Cross Agency File Server Web Servers, Existing CM and WCM Repositories Content/Data Index Agency/Cross-Agency Web Application Portal Content Aggregation Server Content/data Index Search Results Search Results Enterprise Index Database External Database Repositories
    • 35. Content Distribution Overview Content distribution ensures timely delivery of content and services by physically locating content in specific geographic areas KEY FEATURES/CAPABILITIES/REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATION COMPONENT VALUE PROPOSITION <ul><ul><li>Content distribution scheme will determine the optimal location to place content based on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User physical location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available bandwidth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>System administrator settings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure consistency of content across distributed servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal content will be distributed via content distribution scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Content Management solution will integrate with Content Distribution during content deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agency/Department Web Based applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application performance is a key criteria for the success of a solution. A content distribution scheme will allow us to ensure minimal response time for enabler, strategic and agency applications </li></ul></ul>
    • 36. The following is the detailed logical architecture as it relates to content distribution: Logical Architecture Detail: Content Distribution Content Distribution Server Monitoring/Configuration Station Database Portal Location 1 Portal Location 2 Agency/Cross-Agency Web Application Location 1 Agency/Cross-Agency Web Application Location 2 Web Content Web Content Web Content Web Content Web Content Management Deploy
    • 37. Agenda Background and Context eAuthentication Overview eDeployment Overview eLearning Overview Next Steps
    • 38. What is a Learning Management System? <ul><li>An LMS allows individuals and groups of users to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage classrooms, learning assets, instructors, schedules, learning paths, and all of the necessary components to deliver training; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View complete course listings and course information; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Register, schedule, and track training sessions; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create, edit, manage and deliver content; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track competency and certification progress; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalize training and development plans; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage payments. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A learning management system provides support in every phase of the learning management life cycle, transforming learning from an event to a continuous process. </li></ul>A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that enables the delivery and management of all facets of training.
    • 39. eLearning - Business Requirements A world-class enterprise solution will be established with these capabilities: <ul><ul><li>Multiple online delivery platforms, such as web, video, audio, and videoconferencing, to augment or replace classroom-based training. Some face to face training classes will always need to remain in use since they maximize interactions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Robust suite of collaborative tools to allow learners to work with one another to better solve real-world problems and simulate conversation in real situations. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online administration of curriculum by trainers, such as automatically adding and removing courses to an online course catalog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individualized training capabilities and online registration allowing employees to structure curriculums based on training needs and self-register for the courses online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HR systems are automatically updated with an employee’s training; Department financial systems are automatically updated based on activity in the LMS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common content management capability to easily update and customize course content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide access to expertise and support for developing courses and modules to help the users learn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnering with other Government Agencies to maximize new contracting mechanisms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full integration with the Presidential Initiative, eTraining, and www.golearn.gov. </li></ul></ul>
    • 40. eLearning - Current Environment Agencies use three online systems, following are highlights of those systems… <ul><ul><li>Internet Combined Administrative Management System (I-CAMS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based integrated human resources information system in use by the county based Agencies, FSA, NRCS, RD and AMS that allows employees to access employment information, career plans, training requests, and history. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the ability to process personnel actions, manages and tracks learning, provides automatic workflow, creates automatic reminders, and enables online evaluation for non-catalog training. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mGen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Off the shelf” third-party learning management system used by APHIS, OC, RMA, and RD with course content available from Learn2, SmartForce, NETg, and ElementK. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides built-in content management system, content authoring tools, assessment tools for quizzes and exams, skills gap analysis. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training Integrated Personnel System (TIPS) /Virtual Training Assistant (VTA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TIPS system, utilized by the Forest Service, allows students to evaluate themselves against competencies while completing their Individual Development Plan. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Included in the Forest Service’s system is an off-the-shelf learning management system called Virtual Training Assistant (VTA) that has administration, training delivery, and evaluation tools; The Food Safety and Inspection Service uses the VTA system without TIPS, but they are only using it for tracking purposes, not its full learning management capabilities. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 41. Alternatives Analyzed <ul><li>Three implementation alternatives were considered. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing each Agency to build its own eLearning solution – “Status Quo” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grants the most flexibility and alleviates the need to work through culture barriers; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does not allow the enterprise to leverage training across all Agencies or take advantage of economies of scale pricing. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency across training and skills will not be achieved. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraging an existing learning system within USDA to create an Enterprise-wide eLearning solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Utilizes investments in existing systems to decrease costs and system training needs; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires capital outlay for new hardware and software; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires implementation time and customization for individual Agencies. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract out the eLearning solution - Recommended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leverages all soft skill content from GoLearn.gov; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the same benefits as leveraging an existing system plus decreased implementation time and reduced need for skilled Agency resources; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires vendor management to ensure compliance by vendor; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USDA can concentrate on the business of training versus managing a large IT infrastructure; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economies of scale can be leveraged to purchase excellent training that is “standardized” across the Enterprise. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 42. eLearning - Cost and Benefit Analysis An enterprise-wide eLearning program offers several quantitative benefits and a 131% ROI. * Assumptions are documented in the business case document <ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance the skill development of USDA employees by providing access to a wide array of training not previously available. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate management, and promote interagency collaboration, of Federal eLearning services . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allow for economies of scale in the enterprise-wide purchase of eLearning products and services; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce travel expenses, training delivery costs, and training administration costs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transform the learning experience to include more online courses, in lieu of costly traditional training methods. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agency trainers will be able to devote their time to what they do best--training--rather than administration of IT systems. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 43. Logical Architecture Detail: eLearning KEY FEATURES/CAPABILITIES/REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATION COMPONENT VALUE PROPOSITION eLearning provides self-paced and collaborative learning experiences, delivered over the web, designed to promote comprehension and retention <ul><ul><li>Features to improve learning management and training administration activities such as: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administration of curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-registration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content creation and publishing tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standardized skills assessment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced training experiences through new technologies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individualized training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online course delivery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seamless integration with legacy training data, human resources systems, and financial systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregate existing Agency and enterprise applications and content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate with existing legacy training systems, access to legacy system business logic and data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eAuthentication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandated by the Presidential Management Agenda and required for USDA to maintain an effective and productive of workforce </li></ul></ul>
    • 44. Internet Firewall Learner (employee, citizen, partner) Learner (employee) Document Management Production Environment Web Servers LMS/LCMS Server Database Media Server Legacy Apps Web Server LMS/LCMS Server Load Testing Environment/Content Staging Environment Load Simulation Server Media Server Database Web Server Database Content Development/Software Configuration Environment Agency/Cross-Agency Web Applications Media Server Email Servers eAuthentication App Integration/ Content Aggregation Logical Architecture Detail: eLearning The following is the detailed logical architecture as it relates to eLearning: Internet Intranet eLearning Administrator Instructional Content Designer Portal Web Content Management
    • 45. Agenda Background and Context eAuthentication Overview eDeployment Overview eLearning Overview Next Steps
    • 46. Condensed Project Timeline USDA Agencies will adopt Enabler solutions over the next 1-5 fiscal years.
    • 47. Proposed Early Adopters This table identifies the Agencies that expressed an interest in being an early adopter of the Enabler solutions.
    • 48. Next Steps <ul><li>The Next Steps to begin the Enablers implementation are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USDA Approval and Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate agency comments into the Enabler’s business cases; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Secure funding for Enabler’s projects (FY03, FY04, and FY05). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OMB Approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seek approval from OMB for FY05 budget cycle. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Establishment and Kick Off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select project management; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and staff project team to support implementation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct Pre-Implementation Tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refine application requirements; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop request for proposal (RFP); </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct vendor analysis and select vendors; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Begin design of development and production environments. </li></ul></ul></ul>

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