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1265 – Information Technology Investment Management (ITIM) [PUBLIC]

.01 Purpose

This Manual Section establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and addresses standards and procedures for complying with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Information Technology Investment Management (ITIM) and Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) processes. ITIM is a structured and integrated approach for managing IT investments. ITIM ensures that all IT investments (or projects) align with the BLM’s mission and support its business needs while minimizing risks and maximizing returns throughout the investment’s life cycle. ITIM relies on systematic selection, control, and on-going evaluation processes to ensure that the investment’s objectives are met efficiently and effectively. CPIC outlines a framework for managing the BLM IT investment portfolio. It enables BLM to address strategic needs, optimize the allocation of limited IT resources, and comply with applicable regulations and guidance.

.02 Objective

The objectives of this Manual Section are to describe executive decision making, staffing and coordination, and process documentation. This is necessary in order to ensure BLM’s IT investments address supportability within its prescribed technical operating environment, mitigate risk, and present a cohesive, cost effective approach to meeting the missions and business goals of the organization.

.03 Authority

A. The Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (CCA), also known as the Information Technology Reform Act (ITMRA), provides that the government IT shop be operated exactly as an efficient and profitable business would be operated. Acquisition, planning, and management of technology must be treated as a “capital investment.” The CCA emphasizes an integrated framework of technology aimed at efficiently performing the business of Federal Agencies. The CCA attempts to eliminate impulse purchases of hardware and software. Additionally, the CCA provides specific direction to Agencies in the review and approval of their IT investments.

B. The Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990 is a comprehensive piece of legislation enacted by Congress to reform federal financial management. The CFO Act establishes a leadership structure, provides for long-range planning, requires audited financial statements, and strengthens accountability reporting. The CFO Act impacts federal financial managers at all levels of government.

C. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 provides for the establishment of strategic planning and performance measurement in the Federal Government. The purpose of the GPRA is to improve the effectiveness and accountability of federal programs by focusing on program results, quality, and customer satisfaction.

D. The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) of 1994 simplifies and streamlines the federal procurement process by reducing paperwork, facilitating the acquisition of commercial products, enhancing the use of simplified procedures for small purchases, transforming the

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