FierceGovernmentIT FOIAs OMB TechStat meeting info, Part II


Little information comes out from the Office of Management and Budget that isn't stage managed or carefully fed to media outlets that don't follow the workings of federal information technology closely, and so tend to ask softball questions. (Sample from a New York Times interview with Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra: "Are you the White House geek?")

The irony of this being the case during an administration that prides itself on being open and transparent is so obvious that it need not be further elaborated. But, it does leave members of the federal government trade press in a quandary. Either we can accept the lack of access as a quirk of the current administration, or we can try to do something about it. FierceGovernmentIT choses to do something about it.

And so, we're presenting the results of our second round of Freedom of Information Act requests about OMB TechStat meetings.

In the table below, you'll find a list of TechStat meetings and the agency systems reviewed during the session from September 2010 through January 2011. The link in the "Date" column goes to a table with further detail, including the names of required and optional attendees. We have listed the names in the order they were given to us. In cases where attendees were redacted, we've noted that, too. For an OMB explanatory note about attendance information, click here.

A note of our own: Although we were provided with names and emails (which we're not printing) from which to deduce the agency affiliation of attendees, we had to add for ourselves individuals' titles. We did our best to research the title that individuals held at the time of the meeting. We haven't been able to determine everyone's title, particularly those of OMB personnel. If you spot mistakes or can fill in the blanks, please email us, we'll gladly update.  

For a list of TechStat meetings held from January 2010 through August 2010, click here. One final note; the January through August meeting information we received from our first FOIA to OMB left out an April 14, 2010 TechStat session on the Federal Aviation Administration's Instrument Flight Procedure Automation program. To see the detailed data about that project, click here.




Sept. 9, 2010


Litigation Case Management System (LCMS)

Sept. 14, 2010


Incident Management, Analysis and Reporting System (IMARS)

Sept. 20, 2010

Commerce / PTO

Patent File Wrapper (PTW)

Sept. 27, 2010


HUD Transformation

Sept, 29, 2010


IT Infrastructure Telecommunications (ITT TSS)

Sept. 30, 2010


Folo up on Automated Commercial Environment / International Trade Data System (ACE / ITDS)

Oct. 6, 2010

(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)


Federal Supply Service 19 (FSS19)

Oct. 6, 2010

(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)


Folo up on ODNI Business Transformation Office


Oct. 7, 2010

( 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.)


FDA Medwatch

Oct. 7, 2010

(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)


VA Pharmacy

Oct. 7, 2010

(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)


VA Paperless Benefits

Oct. 13, 2010


Folo up on HSPD-12

Oct. 15, 2010

Commerce / Bureau of Industry and Security

Export Control Automated Support System 2000+ (ECASS)

Oct. 18, 2010



Oct. 19, 2010


Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM)

Oct. 25, 2010


Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EiDM)

Oct. 27, 2010

(10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.)

DoD / Navy

Future Pay and Personnel Solution (FPPS)

Oct. 27, 2010

(10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.)

DoD / Air Force

Air Force Integrated Personnel And Pay System (AF-IPPS)

Oct. 27, 2010

(11:20 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

DoD / Army

Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A)

Oct. 27, 2010

(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)


Consolidated Infrastructure

Oct. 29, 2010


Folo up on Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM)

Nov. 1, 2010

Social Security Administration

Citizen Access Routing Enterprise through 2020 (CARE2020)

Nov. 2, 2010

(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)


Folo up on FBI Next Generation Identification (NGI)

Nov. 2, 2010

(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)


Folo up on Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)

Nov. 8, 2010


Folo up on HUD Transformation

Nov. 9, 2010

(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)


Folo up on Electronic Records Archive (ERA)

Nov. 9, 2010

(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)


En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM)

Nov. 23, 2010


National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Jan. 31, 2011


High priority projects review

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