Defense Department IT reform implementation schedule

Tools

 

Actions to Date

 

 

Rationalized the Information Enterprise through broad portfolio alignment to

responsible authorities

 

Instituted the JCIDS "IT Box" to delegate requirements management recognizing

the evolving nature of IT requirements

 

Developed the BCL model as a first step in streamlining the acquisition process

for business systems     

 

Met with industry associations to receive input for consideration

 

Developed a draft set of IT project execution templates              

Near term

 

 

Designate initial pilot projects (new start projects and existing programs) aligned

within each broad portfolio

  • Initiate aspects of the new process not requiring legislative changes
  • Determine and implement project performance tracking metrics and tools

 

Engage with industry associations to gather their input in developing the new

process

 

Define the organizational structure and designate portfolios within the

Information Enterprise

 

Complete development of the project templates

 

Develop DoD policy issuances to apportion roles and responsibilities, authorities,

and accountabilities within the new process

 

Define platform standards and common test and integration capabilities in

consultation with the DoD CIO

 

Develop interim training curriculum and initiate training

 

Exploit existing mechanisms for execution year resourcing flexibility

 

Develop legislative proposal for FY12

Mid term

 

 

Expand set of pilot projects to fine-tune the new processes and initiate pilot

portfolio

 

Further develop training curriculum and expand staff training

 

Submit proposed legislative changes for FY12

Long term

 

 

Update DoD policies as legislative approvals are obtained and to reflect lessons

learned

 

Formally establish DAU training curriculum

 

Expand implementation of the new process to all new DoD IT projects

 

Transition legacy IT programs to the new process as appropriate

Source: "A New Approach for Delivering Information Technology Capabilities in the Department of Defense" (downloadable as a .pdf here); return to our coverage of the plan