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When earlier this year Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra began touting a series of Office of Management and Budget-led reviews of agency technology programs dubbed "TechStat," we were curious to know more.

Unfortunately, our requests for an interview went unanswered. So, we filed a Freedom of Information Act request, hoping to learn what we could through a look at the primary documents. Most of what we received was redacted beyond use, but since we had asked for meeting attendance sheets, we got lists of invited participants to what we presume is every TechStat meeting held between January and Aug. 4 of this year.

The lists don't say whether invited participants actually showed up, but OMB classified every listed person as an "organizer," as a "required" attendee or an "optional" attendee. The lists also included the agency system under review. We've reproduced those lists chronologically below; click on a link to go to a page with the listed attendees. Personnel are listed in the order they appeared on the documents supplied to us.

A note on personnel titles: We added the titles and have sought to list the title each person possessed on the day of the meeting. Some titles, from the perspective of November 2010, are incorrect, since some people have changed jobs, changed agencies or lost the "acting" qualifier from their position. In some cases, we couldn't identify the title of an individual--please feel free to contact us if you have that information. For some analysis of the data contained in our FOIA request, click here.            

                                                              

Date

Agency

System

Jan. 13, 2010

EPA

Not stated; reported elsewhere as the Financial Systems Modernization Project

Jan. 21, 2010

VA

HSPD-12

Jan. 29, 2010

 

OPM

Enterprise Infrastructure

Late January (date unknown)

 

Army Corps of Engineers

Consolidated IT Infrastructure

Feb. 4, 2010

 

HHS

Cybersecurity

Feb. 18, 2010

 

State Dept.

FACTS (Foreign Assistance Cooperation Tracking System)

Feb. 19, 2010

 

Commerce / NOAA

Air Quality

March 1, 2010

 

USDA

WebSCM (Web-Based Supply Chain Management System)

March 10, 2010 (10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

 

DHS

SBInet

March 10, 2010 (3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

 

SBA

HSPD-12

March 11, 2010

 

Transportation

LAACS (Logical Access and Authorization Control Service)

March 16, 2010

Interior

OCS Connect (Outer Continental Shelf-Connect)

March 30, 2010

Interior

Capstone Facility Management System

March 31, 2010

 

DHS / CBP

ACT/ITDS (Automated Commercial Environment / International Trade Data System)

April 7, 2010

 

Treasury

IFS (Integrated Financial System / Core Financial System)

April 8, 2010

 

SBA

Loan Management Accounting System

April 9, 2010

 

Transportation / FAA

IFPA (Instrument Flight Procedure Automation)

April 15, 2010

 

Treasury

BSA Modernization (Bank Secrecy Act)

April 20, 2010

 

Commerce / Bureau of Industry and Security

ECASS (Export Control Automated Support System) 2000+

April 21, 2010

 

DOJ / FBI

Next Generation Identification

April 22, 2010

 

VA

HSPD-12 Implementation Folo-up

April 29, 2010

 

Interior

IMARS (Incident Management, Analysis and Reporting System)

May 7, 2010

 

DoD

ECSS (Expeditionary Combat Support System)

May 11, 2010

 

DHS

HSIN (Homeland Security Information Network)

May 13, 2010

 

USDA

WebSCM (Web-Based Supply Chain Management System) folo-up

May 21, 2010

 

Education

Education G5 - Grants Management Re-Design

Late May, 2010 (date unknown)

 

ODNI

Business Transformation Office (CLASSIFIED)

June 4, 2010

DoE

Energy Efficiency State Grants Administration

June 17, 2010

 

NARA

ERA (Electronic Records Archives)

July 13, 2010

 

Transportation

HSPD-12 Follow-Up

August 4, 2010

 

DHS / FEMA

NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program)

 

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