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Information technology (IT) advancements have been at the center of a transformation in how the private sector operates—and revolutionized the efficiency, convenience, and effectiveness with which it serves its customers. The Federal Government largely has missed out on that transformation due to poor management of technology investments, with IT projects too often costing hundreds of millions of dollars more than they should, taking years longer than necessary to deploy, and delivering technologies that are obsolete by the time they are completed. We are working to close the resulting gap between the best performing private sector organizations and the federal government.
The Office of E-Government and Information Technology (E-Gov), headed by the Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), develops and provides direction in the use of Internet-based technologies to make it easier for citizens and businesses to interact with the Federal Government, save taxpayer dollars, and streamline citizen participation.
Reports and Documents
A complete list of OMB memoranda is available for your review on the WhiteHouse.gov site. Listed here are recent OFCIO memoranda.
- M-22-18 Enhancing the Security of the Software Supply Chain through Secure Software Development Practices (September 14, 2022) (8 Pages, 397 KB)
- M-22-16 Administration Cybersecurity Priorities for the FY 2024 Budget (July 22, 2022) (5 Pages, 372 KB)
- M-22-09 Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles (January 26, 2022) (29 Pages, 913 KB)
- M-22-05 Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Guidance on Federal Information Security and Privacy Management Requirements (December 6, 2021) (15 Pages, 234 KB)
- M-22-01 Improving Detection of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities and Incidents on Federal Government Systems through Endpoint Detection and Response (October 8, 2021) (3 Pages, 157 KB)
- M-21-31 Improving the Federal Government’s Investigative and Remediation Capabilities Related to Cybersecurity Incident (August 27, 2021) (44 Pages, 1,601 KB)
- M-21-30 Protecting Critical Software Through Enhanced Security Measures (August 10, 2021) (4 Page, 715 KB)
A complete list of OMB circulars is available for your review on the WhiteHouse.gov site. Listed here are circulars related to OFCIO initiatives and policy.
- OMB Circular A-16 – Coordination of Geographic Information, and Related Spatial Data Activities
- OMB Circular A-11 – Preparation, Submission and Execution of the Budget
- OMB Circular A-130 – Management of Federal Information Resources
Strategies and Guides
- Federal Information Technology Operating Plan (June 2022) (12 Pages, 606 KB)
- FY 22 IT Budget – Capital Planning Guidance (November 16, 2020) (58 pages, 1,333 KB)
- FY 21 IT Budget – Capital Planning Guidance (June 28, 2019) (107 pages, 2.01 MB) This document provides reporting requirements for an agency’s IT Investment Portfolio.
- Federal Cloud Computing Strategy (June 24, 2019) (17 pages, 3,086 KB)
- FY 20 IT Budget – Capital Planning Guidance (June 29, 2018) (116 pages, 2.09 MB) This document provides reporting requirements for an agency’s IT Investment Portfolio.
- FY 19 IT Budget – Capital Planning Guidance (August 1, 2017) (126 pages, 1.34 MB) This document provides reporting requirements for an agency’s IT Investment Portfolio.
- FY 18 IT Budget – Capital Planning Guidance (June 30, 2016) (78 pages, 1.48 MB) This document provides reporting requirements for an agency’s IT Investment Portfolio
- FY 18 IT Budget – Capital Planning Guidance without appendices
- Appendix A. Legal Regulatory Authorities
- Appendix B. Coding Instructions for Shared Services Investments
- Appendix C. Definitions
- Appendix D. IT Security Capability Definitions
- FY 17 IT Budget – Capital Planning Guidance (June 22, 2015) (45 pages, 1,042 KB) This document provides reporting requirements for an agency’s IT Investment Portfolio.
- FY 2021 FISMA Report to Congress (September 14, 2022) (50 Pages, 1,363 KB)
- FY 2020 FISMA Report to Congress (May 21, 2021, 457KB)
- FY 2019 FISMA Report to Congress (May 27, 2020, 11,236 KB)
- FY 2018 FISMA Report to Congress (August 2019, 3.8 MB)
- Cybersecurity Risk Determination Report (May 2018, 772 KB)
- FY 2017 FISMA Report to Congress (March 2018, 3 MB)
- FY 2016 Annual Report to Congress E-Government Act Implementation (August 2017, 418 KB)
- FY 2015 Annual Report to Congress: E-Government Act Implementation (June 17, 2016, 665 KB)
- 2016 Annual Report to Congress: Federal Information Security Modernization Act (March 18, 2016) (95 pages, 2.3 MB)
- 2015 Annual Report to Congress: Federal Information Security Modernization Act (February 27, 2015) (100 pages, 2.57 MB)
- National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2015 (see Title VIII, Subtitle D for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA)
- Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014
- The E-Government Act of 2002
- Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002
- Government Paperwork Elimination Act of 1998 (GPEA)
- Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996
- Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, Title V (FASA V)
- Government Performance Results Act of 1993 (GPRA)
- Federal Enterprise Architecture
- CIO Council Website
Federal Enterprise Architecture
The Common Approach to Federal Enterprise Architecture (May 2, 2012) (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework version 2 (January 29, 2013) (PDF, 9.3 MB)
FEA Reference Models
Business Reference Model version 3.1 (May 15, 2013) (PDF, 0.2 MB)
Business Reference Model version 3.1 Taxonomy (May 15, 2013) (PDF, 1.0 MB)
Performance Reference Model version 3 (August 3, 2012) (xlsx, 0.1 MB)
IT Dashboard – Your window into the Federal IT portfolio
Reference model maintenance process – Update FEA Reference Models
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FEA Success Stories
These stories highlight where agencies have applied enterprise architecture methodologies to solve specific business problems which has resulted in programmatic success. They highlight where agencies have applied enterprise architecture methodologies to solve specific business problems which has resulted in programmatic success. Each quarter, the FEAPMO will feature new success stories as identified by the agencies.
DOD Success Story
The DoD’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) is responsible for providing some of the world’s most advanced computing capability in support of the DoD mission. The nation-wide Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) provides the HPCMP user community with protocol-rich, high-availability, high-capacity, low-latency, secure connectivity. In June, 2003, the DREN was designated as the first DoD IPv6 pilot network. This DOD success highlights six keys to success and eight challenges that were overcome without additional personnel and with less than $100,000 in additional funding.
EPA Success Story
Each year Industry reports toxics releases to EPA which is shared with State agencies. The 2007 TRI-MEweb significantly reduces the reporting burden of facilities filing via web, abates EPA and state programs data collection transaction costs, and delivers impressive program performance efficiencies. The 2007 TRI-MEweb is a leap forward towards a one-stop-shop paperless TRI reporting system.
FBI Success Story
In late 2007, former Associate Deputy Director, Joseph L. Ford, determined that centrally managing license agreements for Information Technology (IT) was a critical need and would provide an opportunity for huge cost savings and improved efficiencies. During just four quarters of its existence, the program has proved its worth by recording a total FY 2008 cost savings/avoidance of $14,869,700, while also recording an additional $49,394,266 in out-year cost savings for FY 2009 through FY 2012.
These case studies are for information purposes only and can be used by the architectural community to highlight specific examples from Federal Agencies throughout their agency or organization.
FDA Case Study
The following case study demonstrates how the Food and Drug Administration used Enterprise Architecture to standardize business processes and achieve considerable cost savings for their IT Consolidation initiative.
CBP Case Study
The listed case study demonstrates how the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses EA to improve system support at lower cost to more than 20 agencies with missions tied to Internal Trade and Transportation.
HUD Case Study
The following case study demonstrates how the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) used Enterprise Architecture to implement a streamlined electronic grants application process that provides better service to customers and business partners.
FFIEC Case Study
The following case study demonstrates how several banking oversight agencies used Enterprise Architecture to implement a streamlined data collection process that reduced costs, increased productivity, and improved oversight of financial institutions.
Human Resources Line of Business (HR LOB) Case Study
This case study demonstrates how the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) used enterprise architecture to create a blueprint for Government-wide human resources (HR) management, including the creation of HR shared service centers.