Expand international trade for agricultural products and support international economic development
Expand domestic marketing opportunities for agricultural products and strengthen risk management, the use of financial tools, and the provision of sound information to help farmers and ranchers in their decision-making process
Further develop alternative markets for agricultural products and activities
Provide financing needed to help expand job opportunities and improve housing, utilities and infrastructure in rural America
Enhance food safety by taking steps to reduce the prevalence of foodbourne hazards from farm to table and safeguard agriculture from natural and intentional threats
Improve nutrition by providing food assistance and nutrition education and promotion
Manage and protect America’s public and private lands working cooperatively with other levels of government and the private sector
USDA Information Technology Goals Define and operate the technology solutions, underlying architecture and processes for IT’s long-term support of business capabilities Align the IT organization’s structure, skills and sourcing strategy with the needs of the Department, while promoting employee learning and satisfaction Manage IT resources and operations to ensure effective and efficient support of business and financial goals Ensure the IT organization and technology are aligned with the Department’s goals and objectives throughout the entire cycle of innovation, planning and delivery
Move FTS2001 Services to Networx Before the Expiration of the
FTS2001 Bridge Contract
Expedite the Availability of Enhanced Services Provided by Networx
Minimize Disruptions to Agency Programs via Thorough Transition
Planning and Effective Plan Execution
Minimize Transition Expenses to Agencies by Meeting Transition Cost
Networx Transition Timeline Universal Award Enterprise Award Vendor Selection Plan Execution Inventory Maintenance Inventory Validation Vendor(s) Selected Tactical Plans Strategic Plans Vendor Selection Planning 2007 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Proposal Evaluations, Demonstrations, Recommendations, Documentation Service Requirements Definition Transition Begins Planning Operations
January – July – OCIO updates investment planning instructions defining requirements for all IT investments: major and non-major; new and existing; and all components (hardware, software, services). Agencies prepare/update documentation.
January thru July – OCIO and partners review & update the documentation for compliance with CPIC, FEA, PI, LoB requirements and determine alignment with USDA’s strategic plans, agency mission, and target EA; review includes peer reviews and OCIO meetings with agency leadership to discuss status.
August —Investment package forwarded to E-Board for final review before submission to OMB.
Ongoing – Agency requests OCIO approval to acquire the products and/or services defined in the planning documents. OCIO review ensures that data required for tracking acquisitions are available in the planning documents.
Agency and USDA architects review the latest data in the EA knowledgebase. OCIO approval to proceed is dependent upon compliance with architectural policies (leveraging existing products, services, infrastructure, etc.), acquisition strategy, and completeness of the documentation.
Agencies provide details on actual purchases and suppliers, and their business, technical and data architectures in order to provide line of sight from the approved plan through implementation.
Monthly – A gency captures and records cost, schedule, and performance information for investment management. OCIO monitors security compliance, cost, schedule, and performance information and provides feedback to agencies and the E-Board
Ongoing – A gencies use the EA knowledgebase and the results of investment management to review their current investment portfolio in light of the USDA target architecture. Performance of current projects is an element of the review. The results of the portfolio review become input to the next iteration of investment planning.
Summer – U SDA conducts enterprise-level portfolio analysis, considering the current infrastructure with the target architecture. Performance of current projects is an element of the review. The review identifies business transformation opportunities for USDA —opportunities to save money, reduce redundancy, consolidate similar functions, enhance services, and so on. Recommendations are forwarded to the next iteration of investment planning.
E-Board Approval for submission to OMB 1. 2. 3. 6. Cost and Schedule Status Reporting Initiation of next round of planning 7. 8. 1. Integrated governance ensures that every USDA IT investment will both a) support the agency/USDA mission & b) advance the USDA IT infrastructure. “ Line of sight” provides visibility from planning through implementation. OCIO Capital Planning Requirements 4. Investment Planning Focus = Budget Year Investment Management Focus = Current Year Portfolio Evaluation Focus = Portfolio performance to date Enterprise Portfolio Review Document Preparation and Submission Acquisition Approval Procurement Tracking Investment Review Cycle 5. 1/21/07 INTEGRATED IT GOVERNANCE – JANUARY 2007 OMB “Passback” to OBPA