25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management
In 2010 The U.S. Chief Information Officer release this 25 point action plan to improve the Federal Government's acquistion and use of information technology assets. Some highlights of the implementation plan include:
- Turnaround or terminate at least one-third of underperforming projects in IT portfolio within the next 18 months
- Shift to "Cloud First" policy.Each agency will identify three "must move" services within three months, and move one of those services to the cloud within 12 month and the remaining two within 18 months.
- Reduce number of Federal data centers by at least 800 by 2015
- Only approve funding of major IT programs that:
Have a dedicated program manager and a fully staffed integrated program team
Use a modular approach with usable functionality delivered every six months
Use specialized IT acquisition professionals
- Work with Congress to:
Consolidate commodity IT funding under the Agency CIOs and
Develop flexible budget models that align with modular development
•Launch an interactive platform for pre-RFP agency-industry collaboration
This plan is divided into two sections: The first section outlines the steps being taken to adopt cloud solutions and leverage shared services.The second section covers the structural areas that impact the success rates of large IT programs across government.The 25 action items listed throughout the plan are summarized in the chart at the end of the document.