FITGOV SUBJECT MATTER AREAS

FITGov covers all things related to CPIC, “the planning, development, and acquisition of a capital asset and the management and operation of that asset through its usable life after the initial acquisition”. CPIC refers to a decision-making process that ensures IT investments integrate strategic planning, budgeting, procurement, and management of IT in support of agency missions and business needs.

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IT MODERNIZATION

According to GAO, each year, the federal government spends more than $100 billion on IT and cyber-related investments. Of this amount, agencies have typically spent about 80 percent on the operations and maintenance of existing IT investments, including legacy systems. However, federal legacy systems are becoming increasingly obsolete and the movement toward modernization has accelerated.

The FITGov Summit provides a comprehensive peer-to-peer collaboration to discuss acquiring, developing, and managing IT investments; appropriately planning and budgeting for modernizing legacy systems; upgrading underlying infrastructure; and investing in high quality, lower cost service delivery technology. As our government partners faced new challenges with modernization, under the leadership of the Government Technology & Services Coaltion, the FITGov curriculum expanded to address security risks, unmet mission needs, staffing issues, and increased costs. 

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CAPITAL PLANNING

The FITGOV Summit provides best practices and collaboration to achieve a disciplined capital planning process as part of a continuing effort to remain consistent with new OMB requirements and leading best practices. Specifically, FITGov educational sessions focus on:

  • How best to evaluate and establish the policies and responsibilities for performing IT CPIC processes throughout your agency;

  • Understanding and demonstrating how the integrated and iterative CPIC process aligns and operates with

other agency processes;

  • Clarifying IT management nuances within the  capital asset management processes;

  • and more as requested by our attendees and guided by our Board. (Source: GAO)

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GOVERNANCE

Enterprise IT governance ensures  functional business areas along with their IT investments, systems, and applications are able to achieve successful outcomes. This ensures better alignment with business needs and ability to meet cost, schedule, and performance goals and milestones. It incorporates management oversight controls and processes to address funding, scope, and resource needs as an actionable and incremental enterprise approach to IT governance. This approach, coupled with project and program management principles and best practices, places emphasis on demonstrating measurable results for IT investments in order to eliminate waste and reduce duplication of efforts thus producing cost savings, avoidance and other measurable returns on investments collaboratively decided between the business and IT leaders. (Source: USDA)

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SECURITY

Transformation and modernization have uncovered numerous security vulnerabilities that are exacerbated by the burgeoning interconnectedness of hardware, software, mobile devices and more.   Modernization must be dynamic enough to  adapt to new threats, vulnerabilities, and technology. At no time in history has it been more urgent  to bake security into the investment planning process.

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PROCUREMENT

As modernization efforts accelerate, CIOs and enterprise IT teams have quickly realized the importance of procurement transformation to meet the needs of systems, software, and hardware. Procurement has emerged as an increasingly vital mechanism that also must adapt to IT modernization. 

How do we help enterprise IT teams digitally transform the procurement function to meet the iterative needs of the agency? How do the CIO and CPO collaborate to  best effect this change?  GTSC is proud to add this Subject Matter Area to the FITGov Summit, chaired by the esteemed procurement innovator, Soraya Correa, former CPO at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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