eGovernment Working Group Meeting Dr. Gregory Parham, Associate CIO & Barbara LaCour, USDA Deputy eGovernment Executive
Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Planning Process. Guest Speaker:  Dr. Gregory Parham </li></ul><ul><li>Q&...
Current IT Spending Decisions Reflect A Structured Federal IT Capital Planning Process June:  A-11 Guidance published; bus...
Business Cases Drive Performance Improvement Agency’s IT Budget Submission Business Cases Clear Performance Gap IT will ad...
Budget Implementation <ul><li>OMB Circular A-11, Preparation and Submission of Budget Estimates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Budg...
Informing the CPIC Processes – Lessons Learned <ul><li>Heightened focus on project management </li></ul><ul><li>Scrutiny o...
<ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Planning Process Guest Speaker:  Dr. Gregory Parham </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li><...
Q:  What does USDA spend on IT? What is portfolio management? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>We estimate from agency and sta...
Q:  Highlight what’s changed from last year to this year? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>Major IT Project Definition Expande...
Q:  How have the 300 and 53 Forms Changed? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>300s themselves – Draft (“95% Solution”) Available...
Q:  What deadlines/milestones should I know about? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>April 30 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Update a...
Q:  What deadlines/milestones should I know about?  (Continued) <ul><li>A: (continued) </li></ul><ul><li>May 30 th  (Submi...
Q:  What deadlines/milestones should I know about?  (Continued) <ul><li>A: (continued) </li></ul><ul><li>July 1 st  (Agenc...
Q:  What are joint business cases? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>OMB has mandated that it receive one consolidated 300 from...
Q:  Is there going to be a change in the waiver threshold? <ul><li>A:  </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. </li></ul><ul><li>The waiver...
Q:  Is the final 300 out?  Are they still doing the 300 Short Form? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>Sort of – a Draft which r...
Q:  How should our agency show its eGovernment expenditures? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>eGovernment spending is pervasiv...
Q:  Where can I get additional information about requirements for eGovernment, IT Security, Homeland Security, and GIS? <u...
Q:  Will we be requested to provide funds for the Presidential Initiatives in 2004 and 2005? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>...
Q:  Will we be requested to provide funds for the Enablers and Strategic Smart Choices in 2004?  Should we be requesting f...
How has the CPIC Guidance Changed? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>The CPIC Guide has changed to reflect OMB guidance and sco...
Q:  What is up with the Watchlist? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>An investment is put on “the Watchlist” if it has a busine...
Q:  Are there new rules for Project Managers? How does one get trained? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><ul...
Q:  How do agencies account for costs related to the enablers in the Cost-Benefit Analysis of their business case?   <ul><...
Q:  How has the I-TIPS Changed?  And what the heck is a Unique Identifier? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>Version 5.8.6 has ...
Q:  Should EGWG members be involved?  How can we help? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The eGovernment Working Group (EGW...
<ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>In short, much improved with much distance still to travel. </li></ul><ul><li>OMB established...
Q:  How does this relate to the Integrated eGovernment Reporting Process and Agency Tactical Plans? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><...
Q:  Need Help?  Who ya gonna call? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>CPIC and IT Budget Questions – Dan Stoltz </li></ul><ul><l...
Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Planning Process. Guest Speaker:  Dr. Gregory Parham </li></ul><ul><li>Q&...
Questions and Answers
Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Planning Process. Guest Speaker:  Dr. Gregory Parham </li></ul><ul><li>Q&...
Next Steps <ul><li>Schedule your Integrated eGovernment Reporting meeting by calling Nancy Sternberg (720-6746) or emailin...
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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.
  • 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.
  • Working Group Presentation (05.14.03)

    1. 1. eGovernment Working Group Meeting Dr. Gregory Parham, Associate CIO & Barbara LaCour, USDA Deputy eGovernment Executive
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Planning Process. Guest Speaker: Dr. Gregory Parham </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps and Wrap-up </li></ul>
    3. 3. Current IT Spending Decisions Reflect A Structured Federal IT Capital Planning Process June: A-11 Guidance published; business cases must address project value, program plan, cost/schedule, risk management, and leverage partnering around E-Gov projects and the FEA BRM Lines of Business May-August: OMB memoranda identified potential opportunities for leveraging cross agency partnering. September: Agencies submitted business cases and IT portfolios in September, with ongoing updates; data arrived via Extensible Markup Language (XML) and were made available for on-line analysis within OMB. Autumn: OMB reviewed and scored business cases based on A-11 Criteria–Agencies were provided scores and resubmitted improved business cases. OMB identified opportunities for consolidation. Investment increases were directed to priority areas such as Homeland Security, the war on terrorism and modernization. Now: Agencies continue to improve business cases and revise IT Budgets to reflect decisions. Source: OMB A-11 Training Presentation, May 2003
    4. 4. Business Cases Drive Performance Improvement Agency’s IT Budget Submission Business Cases Clear Performance Gap IT will address? Should the Federal Government perform this function? Support the PMA and is it collaborative? Part of the Modernization Blueprint? Clear performance goals and measures tied to the business? 3 Viable Alternatives for closing the performance gap? Performance Based Acquisition and Contracts? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Strong Risk Management Plan? Project Management Plan with milestones? Addresses Security and Privacy? Life-Cycle Costs are well planned and appropriate? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes $ Source: OMB A-11 Training Presentation, May 2003
    5. 5. Budget Implementation <ul><li>OMB Circular A-11, Preparation and Submission of Budget Estimates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget Requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Budget Exhibit 53 , Agency IT Investment Portfolio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Plans & Annual Performance Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning, Budgeting & Acquisition of Capital Assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Budget Exhibit 300 , Capital Asset Plan & Justification (Business Case) </li></ul></ul></ul>Source: OMB A-11 Training Presentation, May 2003
    6. 6. Informing the CPIC Processes – Lessons Learned <ul><li>Heightened focus on project management </li></ul><ul><li>Scrutiny of acquisition strategies (performance based) </li></ul><ul><li>More enterprise licenses and consolidated office automation and infrastructure buys </li></ul><ul><li>Continued focus on security and privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Business Case for infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Further integration with the budget process </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing Modernization Blueprints tied to the FEA </li></ul>Source: OMB A-11 Training Presentation, May 2003
    7. 7. <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Planning Process Guest Speaker: Dr. Gregory Parham </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps and Wrap-up </li></ul>Agenda
    8. 8. Q: What does USDA spend on IT? What is portfolio management? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>We estimate from agency and staff office data that USDA’s IT Portfolio includes over 570 individual projects – 51 of which are major – at an estimated cost of about $2.25 Billion in FY 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>But we have some housecleaning to do, we must do a better job of documenting what we are spending so we can manage it better. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some of our IT budget is actual IT dollars, some is program dollars, and some is miscellaneous, leftover monies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is also the working capital fund. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And many of you have seen firsthand how hard it has been to figure out across the Department for the Smart Choices, Presidential Initiatives or an OMB data call how much each agency is spending or planning to spend on certain items. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portfolio Management is the process for managing better. Just like you would your personal financial portfolio of stocks, bonds, cash, real estate, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It includes: strategic alignment, IT Governance, and IT effectiveness. So it is directly tied to our Enterprise Architecture, our eGovernment Strategic Plan, your Tactical Plans, and the work of this group day in and day out. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Q: Highlight what’s changed from last year to this year? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>Major IT Project Definition Expanded (old rules plus these listed here) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Was a major investment in ’04 and is continuing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Management and spends more than $500K lifecycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tied to top two layers of Federal Enterprise Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integral Part of Agency Modernization Blueprint (enterprise architecture and eGovernment Strategic/Tactical Plans) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Significant program or policy implications or high executive visibility (Y2K Mission Critical List) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OMB may decide based on other criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Submission of 300 in MS Word format to OCIO and OCIO will submit in XML to OMB </li></ul><ul><li>Joint business cases for “unify and simplify” </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibit 53 and Exhibit 300 have more questions and request more specificity. As such, we will provide more guidance and samples on our site (http://www.ocio.usda.gov/irm/cap_plan/index.html ) to assist you. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Q: How have the 300 and 53 Forms Changed? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>300s themselves – Draft (“95% Solution”) Available Now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk Adjusted ROI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on aligning to USDA and Federal Enterprise Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zero Tolerance for duplicating Presidential Initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on aligning to eGovernment Tactical Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on aligning to Smart Choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zero Tolerance for duplicating Smart Choices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See eGovernment Appendices of Investment Year memo (forthcoming) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See eGovernment changes to CPIC Guide (forthcoming) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>53 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique identifiers have changed to link to Federal Enterprise Architecture (later question) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separated project name and project description </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Q: What deadlines/milestones should I know about? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>April 30 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Update all initiatives in I-TIPS with FY 2003 passback numbers since the President signed the FY 2003 Agriculture Appropriations Bill on February 20, 2003. Chief Information Officers and Budget Officers should work together in this effort. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add any investments planned or underway for FY 2003 funds that are not currently recorded. Include those identified in your most recent eGovernment Tactical Plan as part of the eGovernment Integrated Reporting process (if those investments are not integrated with investments already recorded in I-TIPS). Planned investments must be recorded in I-TIPS without regard to the source of funding. It is imperative for I-TIPS to match the Integrated Reporting planning documents referenced above. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Q: What deadlines/milestones should I know about? (Continued) <ul><li>A: (continued) </li></ul><ul><li>May 30 th (Submission to CPIC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Update 300 for ALL current Majors for FY ’05 CPIC Submission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has identified a number of agency investments that meet the new expanded criteria for major investments, but have not previously been included in the major investment portfolio. Prepare an Exhibit 300 for each of these investments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare an Exhibit 300 for each active system that was identified as a Departmental priority mission critical system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare an Exhibit 300 for each Financial System with lifecycle costs over $500,000. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OMB guidance requires a single, consolidated Exhibit 300 from USDA for each of certain types of investments specified in a later question. All agencies must participate in the development of these consolidated USDA Exhibit 300s. OCIO will be the managing partner in these efforts. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Q: What deadlines/milestones should I know about? (Continued) <ul><li>A: (continued) </li></ul><ul><li>July 1 st (Agency Budget Submission) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare a one-page “value proposition” for each investment that remains in your portfolio after the changes described above have been completed. The format for the value proposition is a handout. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare a cross-cut exhibit showing costs for the following items: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eGovernment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT Security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Information Systems and geospatial data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>August 15 th (OMB Submission) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OCIO will give a final review and may suggest changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be finalized and submitted by September 8 th for OMB Scoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Summary Calendar will be provided in the Investment Year ’05 Memorandum (forthcoming this week) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Q: What are joint business cases? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>OMB has mandated that it receive one consolidated 300 from the Department covering: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USDA Enterprise Architecture components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consolidate all investments at agency level with lifecycle less than $500K </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OCFO/NFC Financial Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure/Office Automation/Telecommunications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are also hoping many of the USDA Smart Choices will be integrated 300s if they are not already (e.g., consolidated eGrants). </li></ul><ul><li>These 300s make real the new USDA Enterprise Architecture. These business cases move us toward collaborative, enterprise and cross-agency approaches. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Q: Is there going to be a change in the waiver threshold? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. </li></ul><ul><li>The waiver threshold was reduced from $250,000 to $25,000 effective May 13th. </li></ul><ul><li>This was necessitated by increasing OMB mandates and desire of E-Board to preserve and protect the USDA’s enterprise architecture and to get a better sense of what we are spending our money on. </li></ul><ul><li>This will not necessarily mean a quantum increase in the number of waivers. Hopefully agencies will combine waiver requests across eGovernment opportunities, HW/SW, and enterprise agreements by agency or enterprise-wide. </li></ul><ul><li>We are working to address improved turnaround time and process changes for waivers – metric of 15 days. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Q: Is the final 300 out? Are they still doing the 300 Short Form? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>Sort of – a Draft which represents approximately 95% of what will be required is available. </li></ul><ul><li>No. This was an idea for an abbreviated, standard form like EZ form on your taxes for non-major investments. But OMB has canceled. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead all non-major investments must complete a “value proposition” template (handout) </li></ul>
    17. 17. Q: How should our agency show its eGovernment expenditures? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>eGovernment spending is pervasive throughout an agency's IT budget in project specific 300s and non-major investments. </li></ul><ul><li>Each agency will be required to summarize eGovernment spending in a “crosscut” spreadsheet similar to last year by July 1, 2003. The information required in the spreadsheet will be at a greater level of detail representing Presidential Initiatives, Smart Choice Initiatives/Opportunities, and agency-specific initiatives. There are also individual crosscuts for IT Security, and GIS and geospatial data, and Homeland Security. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional information on how to show eGovernment spending are provided in the CPIC Guide and will be provided in greater detail in the OCIO's IT Investment memo for FY 2005. A formal definition of eGovernment for budget purposes is in the A-11 and will be provided. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Q: Where can I get additional information about requirements for eGovernment, IT Security, Homeland Security, and GIS? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>CPIC Guide and IT Investment Memo will both have additional guidance for these required crosscuts. </li></ul><ul><li>Because Telecommunications has been identified as one of the consolidated 300s there will not be a separate crosscut this year for it </li></ul>
    19. 19. Q: Will we be requested to provide funds for the Presidential Initiatives in 2004 and 2005? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>In FY 2003, the Department provided $7.139M to 10 of the 19 Presidential Initiatives in which we are participating. These funds were requested of each agency and staff office according to a funding algorithm balancing IT spending and FTEs. </li></ul><ul><li>In FY 2004, we expect this amount to increase to $8.043 M. If better metrics are not available, a similar funding algorithm probably will be utilized. </li></ul><ul><li>We do not have a funding request for FY 2005 yet. But would suggest that agencies and staff offices at least presume their contributions will continue at FY 2003-2004 levels if not slightly higher. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Q: Will we be requested to provide funds for the Enablers and Strategic Smart Choices in 2004? Should we be requesting funds for the Enablers and Strategic Smart Choices for 2005? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>Funds will not be mandated for the Enablers and Strategic Smart Choices in FY 2004. The process of early adopters and voluntary contributions by agencies and staff offices according to interest and need will continue. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the moratorium on single agency investments which duplicate the Presidential Initiatives or Smart Choices continues to be in effect. No new investments, including enhancements to existing systems, can be made in these areas in FY 2003 and FY 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>In terms of requesting funds for FY 2005, this is still being finalized and additional guidance is forthcoming. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At present, we are thinking each agency should request funds for its own estimated costs of preparing for and participating in the Smart Choices. These costs are not the enterprise costs but rather the agency integration costs in the case of the Enablers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In terms of the enterprise infrastructure costs, we are considering a variety of options such as one centralized request from OCIO to OMB on behalf of the Department, Working Capital Fund, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the case of strategics, your agency’s share of the total estimated cost for FY 2005 will vary based on your participation in the respective initiatives. </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. How has the CPIC Guidance Changed? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>The CPIC Guide has changed to reflect OMB guidance and scoring criteria as well as inputs from the CPIC Team and the eGovernment, Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember in addition to preparing Exhibit 300 on any new or newly designated major system, keep in mind that agencies and staff offices will also need to submit appropriate USDA business case investment documentation which varies according stage in the lifecycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Enablers Select Level Business Case documents that many of you worked on are an example </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Please check out http://www.ocio.usda.gov/irm/cap_plan/index.html for a new version of the CPIC Guide shortly </li></ul>
    22. 22. Q: What is up with the Watchlist? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>An investment is put on “the Watchlist” if it has a business case that does not meet security and overall scoring requirements established by OMB. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>32 of our 51 Majors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some of this is explained because of our USDA Pre-Select process vs. OMB scoring all as Selects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We just issued a new guidance memo to agencies for managing and remedying investments on the Watchlist including several action steps by May 30 th : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Planning information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name project manager and qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan for getting off the Watchlist </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Q: Are there new rules for Project Managers? How does one get trained? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All Major Investments, including Smart Choices for example, will have qualified Project Managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For USDA purposes, a “qualified” project manager is defined as: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experience managing IT projects of similar size and scope, within 10% of the baseline cost, schedule, performance goals as the project to which currently assigned </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management certification or equivalent to the Project Management Institute requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The individual is dedicated full-time to the project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The next Project Managers course begins June 23 rd and there is another one later in the summer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Sandra Ginyard if interested at 202-720-8478 </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Q: How do agencies account for costs related to the enablers in the Cost-Benefit Analysis of their business case? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>For investments that are making use of the enabling technologies, agencies should attempt to cost out only their share of connecting to the enterprise solution. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are planning on utilizing our common hosting environment as we would expect most agencies to do, there will be a fee for service structure set up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If for unique business and technical reasons you are planning on hosting it yourself, you should cost out the hardware and software, as applicable, for the internal technology platform. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Further guidance on this is forthcoming. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Q: How has the I-TIPS Changed? And what the heck is a Unique Identifier? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>Version 5.8.6 has been released </li></ul><ul><li>We’re hoping it is better (we know it can’t be worse) </li></ul><ul><li>We know there will be glitches but the CPIC Team is here to help you work through these </li></ul><ul><li>Part of our risk management strategy is to consider alternatives to I-TIPS </li></ul><ul><li>The unique identifier is back and its growing. It is very important to OMB and to USDA. It was 17 digits long but now has 6 additional digits to map to Federal Enterprise Architecture. It is also known as the Investment Unique ID Code and connects the 300s to the 53s. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Q: Should EGWG members be involved? How can we help? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The eGovernment Working Group (EGWG) members and the Steering Committees they chair are the primary conduit for communicating program activity at the agency level. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EGWG members should meet with their IT Investment Portfolio Manager RIGHT NOW to understand the major milestones of the budget season. The EGWG member should also work with each IT Investment Project Manager to ensure consistency between budget documentation and the agency’s eGovernment Tactical Plan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not having a completed Tactical Plan will be problematic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EGWG members should be working with Budget Officers and Administrators so they know what to put in IT budget requests and why it is important, versus just wish lists. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The EGWG member should be involved in formulating the agency’s overall budget document to reflect support of the President’s Management Agenda in the area of Expanding Electronic Government and to ensure consistency with the eGovernment Tactical Plan. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agency E-Boards should be reviewing and making decisions on agency investments right now. </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>In short, much improved with much distance still to travel. </li></ul><ul><li>OMB established an action plan for us last Fall with steps we must take in terms of PRA, GPEA, eGovernment Smart Choices, Enterprise Architecture, and Cybersecurity. </li></ul><ul><li>OMB has recently requested all Department’s document “What You’ll Be Proud Of” in July 2004 for all elements of the President’s Management Agenda including Expanding eGovernment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This memo (handout) asks tough questions in terms of what are we going to “turn off”; what investments are we going to stop making as we migrate to the Presidential Initiatives and enterprise solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are trying to make significant progress in all of these areas and they know this. They have been referring other agencies (ie., Interior, Transportation, EPA, Energy, etc.) to USDA as a model of eGovernment transformation efforts in line with the PMA. </li></ul>Q: What, in your estimation, is OMB’s sense of how we are doing?
    28. 28. Q: How does this relate to the Integrated eGovernment Reporting Process and Agency Tactical Plans? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>The Integrated eGovernment Reporting process is comprised of three components: a data spreadsheet, GPEA Compliance Project Plans and an updated eGovernment Tactical Plan. </li></ul><ul><li>The Integrated eGovernment Reporting components are already being used by OCIO in the review of 1) IT waivers, 2) significant rulemakings, and 3) Paperwork Reduction Act approval requests. </li></ul><ul><li>During the FY 2005 budget cycle, each agency’s IT investments will be reviewed in light of the appropriate eGovernment Tactical Plans. Investments and budget items without a corresponding eGovernment citation in an agency’s tactical plan will be questioned. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Q: Need Help? Who ya gonna call? <ul><li>A: </li></ul><ul><li>CPIC and IT Budget Questions – Dan Stoltz </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Architecture – Cindy Dickinson </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management Training – Sandra Ginyard </li></ul><ul><li>ITIPS – Eva Desiderio </li></ul><ul><li>eGovernment Investment Questions – Barbara LaCour </li></ul><ul><li>Additional information including all the latest information/guidance can be found on our site: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/irm/cap_plan/index.html </li></ul>
    30. 30. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Planning Process. Guest Speaker: Dr. Gregory Parham </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps and Wrap-up </li></ul>
    31. 31. Questions and Answers
    32. 32. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Planning Process. Guest Speaker: Dr. Gregory Parham </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps and Wrap-up </li></ul>
    33. 33. Next Steps <ul><li>Schedule your Integrated eGovernment Reporting meeting by calling Nancy Sternberg (720-6746) or emailing the eGovernment Mailbox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eAuthentication meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Look for a discussion of Presidential Initiatives at our next meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning to develop a repository re: Usability studies of USDA sites or Federal Government sites and customer feedback results on attitudes towards the Web, Web usage, etc. If you have any materials that might be of use, please send to eGov Mailbox. </li></ul><ul><li>Several Enablers meetings coming up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eD/eL approach meeting for decision-makers (similar to eAuthentication) will be May 20 th from 2-3 in S-107. Memo went out May 8 th . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Followup meetings thereafter on eDeployment capabilities, Digitop, and eLearning LMS </li></ul></ul>

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