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


acquisition process to electronic commerce, and improving the efficiency of the laws governing the procurement of goods and services


The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 significantly changes many aspects of

information collection by the Federal Government. The PRA requires Agencies to plan for the development of new collections of information and the extension of ongoing collections well in advance of sending proposals to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The PRA requires Agencies to seek public comment on proposed collections, certify to OMB that efforts

have been made to reduce the burden of the collection, and have in place a process for independent review of information collection requests prior to submission to OMB.


The Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) of 1998 requires Federal Agencies

to allow individuals or entities that deal with the Agencies the option to submit information or transact with the Agencies electronically, when practicable, and to maintain records electronically, when practical. The Act specifically states that electronic records and their related electronic signatures are not to be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability merely because they are in electronic form and encourages Federal Government use of a range of electronic signature alternatives.

G. The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requires that each Federal agency shall develop, document, and implement a single information security program to provide information security for the information and information systems that support the operations and assets of the agency.

H. The E-Gov Act of 2002 requires all Executive Branch Agencies conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) before developing or procuring IT systems or projects that collect, maintain, or disseminate information in identifiable form from or about members of the public; or initiating, consistent with the PRA, a new electronic collection of information in identifiable form for 10 or more persons.

This document implements specific information technology (IT) requirements of these laws. The BLM ITIM process is authorized and maintained by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is consistent with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Department of the Interior (DOI) guidance.

.04 Responsibility

A. The Assistant Director, IRM is responsible for approving all IT expenditures to ensure that adequate resources are available to support the functions required by OMB Circular A-130 and the DOI and to ensure that those expenditures are in accord with the BLM’s enterprise architecture and capital planning policies and procedures. AD-IRM is the BLM’s designated Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO oversees BLM compliance with Federal and Departmental policies, guidelines, and regulations governing the management of IT investments and assets. The CIO develops and institutes a structured IT CPIC process for BLM.

BLM Manual

Rel. 1-1718 08/27/2009

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