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  • 1. Lowering the Cost of Government with Information Technology Version 1.0 Red Hat Government Symposium 11/16/2011 Presented by Wolf Tombe Chief Technology Officer DHS-CBP/OIT/OCTO
  • 2. Agenda
    • Executive Summary
    • Background
    • Opportunities & Challenges
    • Cost Reduction
    • IT Transformation
      • Enterprise Technical Architecture
      • Information Sharing
      • Service Oriented Architecture
      • Cloud Computing
      • Adoption of Open Source Software
      • Mobile Computing
      • Technology Diversity
    • Conclusion
  • 3. Executive Summary
    • The Recent economic downturn characterized by increasing scarcity of capital, market volatility and reduced consumer spending, is forcing organizations to innovate their business strategies towards realizing significant cost efficiencies in order to remain viable and competitive and in the market
    • Continued budget cuts are going to be a reality for the next few years. CBP/OIT core budget has been cut $335M/year since 2009
    • How can Information Technology help Lower Costs of Government?
      • IT Transformation
      • Modernization to reduce costs & improve efficiency
      • Cost effective Managed Services
      • Elimination of redundant processes
      • Leveraging Enterprise Services & Partners
  • 4.
    • CBP leverages Information Technology to enable creation of strategic information systems and business processes to meet the mission goals
    • CBP is the oldest and largest of the DHS IT components. We maintain a huge infrastructure processing millions of transactions and billions of data searches each day
    • CBP operates around the world in a time critical environment. Any disruption or system outages can back up thousands of people day or night
    • CBP must maintain 24x7x365 capable systems with absolutely no down time that are responsive to surge demands and provide accurate, timely and verifiable data to users in seconds
    Background
  • 5. CBP Legacy Landscape
    • 3000 + Technologies are in CBP Technology Reference Model (TRM)
    • Diversity of Application Stacks ( Java EE, .Net, Mainframe, ERP, SOA)
  • 6. Opportunities & Challenges
    • Business
      • Budget cuts - Need to reduce capital and operating expenses while providing the same support to business users
      • Need for architecture governance, policies and standards
      • Risk Strategy
      • Processes and Operational procedures
      • People and Organization management
      • Compliance monitoring and Reporting
    • Technology
        • Streamline Technology Acquisition
        • Adopt open standards and industry best practices
      • Reduce complexity and standardize application stacks
        • Reduce Total Cost of Ownership - Cost to build, Licensing Costs, O&M
        • Increase re-use of system components across enterprise
        • Standardize C&A efforts
  • 7.
    • Change the Infrastructure
      • Modernize to reduce numbers & improve efficiency
      • Horizontal Scaling & Virtualization / Cloud Technologies
      • Move to Prebuilt Server & Storage Appliances
      • Streamline & Automate Manual Processes
    • Leverage cost effective Managed Services
    • Improve Program Management & Requirements
    • Automate End-to-End monitoring & management
    • Eliminate duplication, Turn Things Off
    • Efficient Enterprise Licensing & License Management
    • Partner with other, exchange services
    • Federalize Workforce
    • Leverage Enterprise Services & Partners
    • Build Applications/Services NOT Systems
    Cost Reduction While Preserving Mission Capabilities
  • 8. Potential Cost Savings Approach Source: CIO Executive Board
  • 9. CBP IT Transformation
  • 10. Target Technical Architecture
  • 11. Enterprise Technical Architecture
      • Save costs through adoption of consistent and standardized architecture that facilitates reuse of solution designs and underlying infrastructure rather than creating new approaches/solutions for each new IT project
    • Adoption of Technology Standards
      • Avoid vendor lock-in, highly specialized skill-sets and higher licensing fees
    • Technology Divestment
      • Consolidate the Strategic solution mapping and facilitate retirement of legacy/non-strategic technologies
    • Architecture Reuse and Application Development Efficiency
  • 12. Common Delivery Platform
      • The CBP Common Delivery Platform (CDP) establishes the standards based common infrastructure for CBP applications and technology implementations across all application tiers in providing High-Performance, High Availability and Disaster Recovery capabilities
    • Lower costs using commodity hardware
      • Avoid vendor lock-in
      • Easier to operate and maintain
    • Leverage virtualization technologies
      • Robust provisioning and management tools
      • Quickly allocate resources for new initiatives
      • Reclaim unused hardware
  • 13. Information Sharing
    • Facilitate integration and support multi vendor/ partner/ agency/ technology data exchanges
    • Adopt open standards and industry best practices and enhance interoperability between systems
    • Reduce complexity and increase re-use of system components across enterprise. Modernize the system interfaces that include;
      • Stove-piped information systems
      • Disparate data systems
    • Leverage existing investments and expedite adoption of standards based target infrastructure
    • Provide the foundation for standardized data sets
  • 14. Using a Service-Oriented Approach
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Reuse common business logic
      • Reduce overall development time
      • Encourages standardization
      • Reduces operations and maintenance
    • Promotes interoperability within and between organizations
  • 15. Cloud Computing Mapping CBP IT Transformation Initiatives to the Federal CIO ’s 25 Point Implementation Plan
    • Cloud First Strategy
      • Maximizing usage through consolidation
      • Pay for only what you need and use
      • Flexibility through on-demand provisioning
      • Removes a single point of failure
      • Quickly respond to customer needs
      • Lower O&M
    • CBP Cloud Models
      • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
      • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Application as a Service (AaaS)
    • CBP Cloud Enabled Infrastructure
      • Common Delivery Platform
      • Pre-Configured/Integrated Solution Stacks
  • 16. Lightweight Technologies
    • Modular approach to enterprise architecture
    • Match technologies with business needs
      • Focused feature set
      • High performance
    • Pay for only the features you need
    • Prevent lock-in from heavier frameworks
  • 17. Adoption of Open Source Software
    • CBP Open Source Landscape
      • Operating Systems
      • Middleware
      • Applications
      • Virtualization
      • Systems Management
    • Based on Open Standards
      • Predictability, Interoperability, Compatibility, Extensibility
    • Lowers Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with Subscription based licensing model
    • Deploys on standards based infrastructure
    • Helps to avoid vendor lock-in
    • Hardened for the demands of critical enterprise processes
  • 18. Mobile Computing Consumerization of IT
    • Business Process adaption
    • Unified Communications
    • Fixed Mobile Convergence
    • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
    • Mobile Application Management
      • Mobile Architecture
      • Alignment with Enterprise Technical Architecture (ETA)
      • Lifecycle Management of Mobility Services
    • Mobile Security
  • 19. Technology Diversity
    • Border Crossing
      • Cargo Examination Report Tracking System (CERTS) is used to scan vehicles crossing borders
      • Radiation Portal Monitor(RPM) monitors to conduct Primary inspections at the border crossing lanes
      • GR 135 based Radiation Inspection Intrusion Detection (RIIT) is used at border crossing for spectrum analysis and profiling of organic and inorganic materials
    • Container Scanner systems
      • Cargo Advanced Automated Radiographic System (CAARS)
        • high volume intense radiation scanning
        • density analysis of images to identify drug
        • X-Ray analysis for radioactive materials sealed in cargo
      • Handheld Portable Radiation Detection Systems (HPRDS) have been deployed at various ports to assist custom official to be mobile and scan cargo
      • Next generation RPM devices called Advanced Spectrographic Portal (ASP) devices have been deployed in UK under the Secured Freight Initiative (SFI) program
  • 20. Conclusion
    • Leverage Technology as part of Overall Business Strategy to cut the Total Cost of Ownership
      • Open Standards
      • Cloud Computing
      • Services Oriented Architecture
      • Shared Services
      • Virtualization
    • Advantages
      • Cuts costs, Reduces huge investments and increases efficiency
      • Improves Response time
      • Support Business
      • Lowers Operations and Maintenance costs
      • Improves communication within and outside of the enterprise