Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH) A not-for-profit research institute 501.C6 IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) A non-partisan think tank, 501.C3 Assuring the Business Value of Technology Partnership Prospectus 904 Clifton Drive * Alexandria * Virginia 22308 www.IT-AAC.org * (703) 768-0400 IT-AdvisoryCouncil@ICHnet.org 2/25/2010 ™
ICH &IT-AAC Objectives Assuring The Business Value of Technology ICH Methods Challenge: Reducing market barriers to entry and improved transparency. IT Acquisition Process is broken and conflicted. Dedication: Improving IT Acquisition Efficiency and Effectiveness for commercial solution providers (COTS, Open Source), thereby reducing sales cycles, cost. Services: Market research, past performance validation, capture strategy, solution interchange forums Market Focus: Business Systems, Cyber Security, Info Sharing, IT Infrastructure, Health IT Results: Level Playing field, increase market penetration, reduce sales cycle time and cost, increased budget allocation to COTS/Open Source solutions by 30%.
Federal IT Acquisition Issues
Federal IT Acquisition Process is Broken: Long (91 Months), costly, non-predictive. A waste of critical resources.
Conflict of Interest rules - Increased enforcement : traditional trade associations, consultants, and lobbyists ineffective, favoring the status quo.
“ Low cost bids” vs “best value award”: Acquisition culture and dis-incentives favor Low Cost. Adoption of “innovative solutions” and “commercial best practices” are blocked from serious consideration.
Government leaders are clamoring for collaborative mechanisms by which proven solutions can be identified early and adopted quickly.
Federal IT Acquisition Process is Broken
ICH’s Architecture Assurance Method (AAM) has proven to reduce cycle times and improve timely decision making.
IT-AAC recommendation for Acquisition reform already impacting acquisition legislation.
IT-AAC monthly member forums bring focus to both root cause and potential solutions.
ICH’s non-profit research institute is providing actionable mechanisms, agency by agency:
BTA, AF, Army, DOJ, DHS, VA, OSD HA, PTO, GPO
IT-AAC and ICH are driving forces for change
Innovators and Non-Traditional Contractors Benefit.
Increased Enforcement of Conflict of Interest Rules
Increased lobby restrictions reducing the Impact of Traditional Trade Associations.
Encouraging the use of conflict-free co-laboratories
Solution Architecture Innovation Lab (SAIL)
IT-AAC’s public/private partnership provides a conflict free structure for industry/government interchange.
ICH and IT-AAC - Members gain a voice and means of early solution validation in the Governmental selection process.
ICH’s Sole Source Contracts/Vehicles provide a basis for agencies to test and validate potential solutions and architectures.
“ Low cost bids” vs “Best value award”
Ability to bid ICH’s proven methods, research data and expertise, assuring the technological business value and mission assurance.
ICH has government - approved recommended and gained expertise for assessing market capabilities and predicting ROI.
IT-AAC and ICH functions as a “FFRDC” with which our Members can partner and team.
ICH’s ability to capture, audit and adapt industry best practices enables government to validate member best practice offers (COTS, Open Source).
Clamoring for Collaborative Mechanisms
ICH government sponsored “collaboratory” and contract vehicles enables a high integrity solution architecture information exchange.
IT AAC is bringing together top leaders from congress, academia, agencies and industry to reshape acquisition policy.
Solution Architecture Innovation Lab (SAIL) repurposes existing resources, expertise and labs for piloting and prototyping.
Members can leverage ICH’s 39 public/private partnership worth $1.5Million in annual dues savings. One ICH membership = many corp memberships.
Members also tap ICH’s deep network of influencers, decision makers and appropriators (26,000 strong)
Value of ICH & IT-AAC Membership
Reduced cost of sales and increased effectiveness of marketing and sales resources
Direct access to and collaboration with Senior Government decision makers.
Predictable outcomes of major program capture efforts.
Direct validation of member capabilities, best practices, unique value proposition
Access to existing contract vehicles for predictive, timely award process.
Direct participation in agency planning activities.
“ We have put to practice the AF Solution Assessment Process (ASAP) … with some well documented success. It was developed with Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH) and provides a structured and measurable IT assessment process with the agility to provide decision-quality assessments ranging from quick-looks to more in-depth capability-focused technology assessments and lightweight business case analysis.” General Mike Peterson, AF CIO
Methods & Tools
Acquisition Assessment Method (AAM)
Decision analytics for rapid AoA, EoA, BCA, Risk and Technical Assessments
Measurable, repeatable and sustainable method to enable cost avoidance and savings
Incorporates by reference: SOA best practices, IT Infrastructure Libraries (ITIL) and Evidenced Based Research (EBR)
Solution Architecture Innovation Lab (SAIL)
Open and Inclusive structure by which innovators can validate their technologies
Reusable solution architecture templates for e-Gov, IT Infrastructure,
Cyber-Security & Health IT
Leverages existing testing and implementation results from multiple communities
GSA, Sole Source and OTA Contract vehicles for rapid innovation discovery.
IT-Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)
A non-partisan Government and industry think tank created to drive sustainable IT Acquisition Reform
Leverages expertise from academia, standards bodies, innovators and COIs
Provide an interchange for senior level leadership interchange
Trusted Research Coop … 10 Years of Refinement AAM ™
Predictable Results Repeatable, measurable, sustainable success Navy: Assessment of AFLOAT Program – CANES SOA & Security Strategy Eliminated hi-risk Requirements by 23%, $100Ms in potential savings USAF: Streamlined COTS Acquisition Process. Applied to Server Virtualization. Established optimal arch with ROI of 450% & $458 million savings USAF: Procurement of E-FOIA System using AAM Completed AoA, BCA, AQ Selection in just 4 months USMC: AoA and BusCase for Cross Domain, Thin Client Solutions Greatly Exceeded Forecasted Saving in both analysis and acquisition GSA: Financial Mgt System consolidation using AAM. Moved FMS from OMB “ red ” to “ green ”. Eliminated duplicative investments that saved $200M BTA: Assessment of External DoD Hosting Options using AAM $300 million in potential savings with minimal investment BTA: Apply AAM to complete AoA and BCA for Hosting and SOA Reduced average cycle time and cost of Analysis by 80% GPO: Developed Acquisition Strategy for Future Digital System Led to successful acquisition and implementation on time, on budget and 80% cheaper than NARA RMS JFCOM: MNIS Evaluation of Alternatives for Cross Domain Solutions Evaluated 100’s of Options in 90 days, enabling stake holder buy in and source selection.
IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) Industry Advisory Board
Dave Patterson, former OSD Comptroller, University Of Tennessee
Larry Allen, Executive Director, Coalition for Government Procurement
Ed Black, President, Computers & Communications Industry Consortia
Stephen Buckley, Kerberos Consortia, MIT Sloan
William Lucyshyn, Director of Research, School of Public Policy, U of MD
Dan Johnson, Sr. Council, Computers & Communications Industry Association
Kirk Phillips, the Kirk Group
John Weiler, Founder, Chief Strategist,
Marty Evans, former AF AQI Director
Paul Brubaker, former OSD C3I DCIO, CISCO
Chairman Michael Wynn, former Secretary of USAF
Honorable Dave Oliver, former OSD ATL, EADS
Lt General (ret) Jack Woodward USAF, former AF Deputy CIO and Joint Staff J6
Army Gen (ret) Steven Boutelle, former Army G6, CISCO
AF General (ret) Thomas Verbeck, ICH Director
Dr. Marv Langston, former OSD C3I DCIO, ICH CTO
AF General (ret) Paul Nielson, CEO, SEI CMU
RADM (ret) Lenn Vincent, Industry Chair, DAU
Vint Cert, Founder of the Internet, Google
Kevin Carroll, former Army PEO EIS, ICH Corp Relations
IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) Government Participants
Tim Harp, Deputy Asst Secretary Acquisition, OSD NII
Jake Haynes, Program Manager, Defense Contracting Management Agency
Gary Winkler, Director Army PEO EIS
Greg Gardner, Deputy CIO, Director for National Intelligence
Kathy Laymon, Supply Chain Risk Mgt, US Army
Maureen Coyle, Deputy CIO, VA
John Whitmore, Deputy Director, AF Acquisition, SAF/AQI
MaryAnne Rochy, Deputy CIO and PEO Acquisition, OSD Health Affairs
David Schroeder, Director External Relations, OSD HA CIO
Gino Magnifico, CIO, Army Contracting Command
Stewart Whitehead, SES J8, Joint Forces Command
Dr Paul Tibbits, Deputy CIO and Director Enterprise Development, VA
Dave Green, CTO, US Marine Corps
Brad Brown, Director of Acquisition Policy, Defense Acquisition University
Barry Robella, Professor of Systems Engineering, Defense Acquisition University
Charles Tompkins Esq., Chair Systems Management Dept, NDU IRMC
Dr. Robert Childs, Director, IRM College, NDU IRMC
Janice Haith, Deputy CIO, Information Sharing, OSD
Dr. Tim Rudoph, CTO, AF ESC
MGen Susan Lawrence, Army NetCom Commander
LtGen Mark Shackelford, Deputy SAF, Acquisition
Frank Anderson, President, DAU
Dr. Elizabeth MdDaniel, President, NDU
Mark Bogart, SES, CAO, DIA
John Higbee, Director Acquisition Management, Department of Homeland Security
Ralph Roman, Director IT Acquisition Council, Department of Homeland Security
Steve Cooper, Former DHS CIO, CIO FAA OTA
James Washington, VP and Chief Acquisition Officer, FAA
Admiral Lenn Vincent (ret), Defense Acquisition University
Frank Garcia, Professional Staff, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Dave Weddell, Deputy N6/CIO, Navy
Jan Frye, Chief Acquisition Officer, Veterans Administration
James (Raleigh) Durham, Director, Joint Advanced Concepts, OSD ATL
Chris Miller, Executive Director, PEO C4I, Navy
Stephan Warren, Deputy CIO, VA
Bill McKinsey, Chief IT Management, FBI
Terry Balven, CIO, AQ, Secretary of the AF
Partnership Engagement Options
Basic Membership (Silver): $25k/year
Attendance for 1 person on all IT-AAC
4 hours per month of support
Corporate Membership (Gold): $60k/year
Access to all contract vehicles
Bi-monthly strategy sessions
12 hours per month of support
Hot line support
Corporate license for AAM Methods
Ability to incorporate into bids and proposals
Discount Past Performance and Solution Audits
Founding Father Membership (Platinum): $120k/year
Access to all contract vehicles; GSA, MOBIS, OTA, Sole Source
Board Seat on IT-AAC, access to all meeting
Corporate license for AAM Methods
25 hours per month of on-site or off-site support (Tower Club)
Access to all market research
Bi-monthly on-site Strategic Planning sessions
White paper support
Most favored teaming status
Discount Past Performance Solution Audit
Advisory and Analytical Services ICH Methods
Studies and Assessments
Strategic IT Assessment: Emerging Technologies, SOA, Business Systems, Cyber, Health IT
Transition Architectures and Gap Analysis
Architecture Alignment: Aligning EA with Acquisition Strategies for line of sight
Performance Metrics and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
Technology Readiness and Maturity Assessments using Evidenced Based Research
Acquisition Advisory and Decision Analytics
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), Business Case Analysis (BCA), Evaluation of Alternatives (EoA)
Value Stream Analysis: Requirements & Capability Gap Analysis
Standardized Metrics; Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) and Service Level Agreement (SLAs)
Economic Planning and Analysis: 8-Step Process
Strategic planning and alignment
Direct Market and Industry Surveys
Solution Architecture Innovation Lab (SAIL), collaborative approach for defining realm of the possible
Conflict Free Research: More directed program and quality executive decisions
Solution Architecture Working Groups and Conferences that reach innovations of the market
ICH Contract Vehicles
Contract Options for all ICH members:
GSA Schedule 70, 5 Firm Fixed Price offerings under $500K
GSA MOBIS, Small Business
SOSSEC Other Transaction Authority (OTA)
Scientific Service Program, FAR 6-302 Sole Source Pilots (Battelle)
SAF/XC BETA (TAG)
SAF/FM A&AS (Kerney)
Navy SPAWAR EC2 ATS (SAIC)
ENCORE II IDIQ
In Review: Business Case IT-AAC’s ounce of prevention in these lean times…
Open & Inclusive Structure
501.C6 Non-Profit Research Institute: Conflict free support and secure services
Access to market innovations and lessons learned: Rapidly applied to the Government
39 public/private partnerships, 3,000 industry fellows: Massive “think tank”
Top Secret Clearances, Access to tens of thousands of SMEs