IT Reform Deliverables

IT Reform Progress

Find out what's been accomplished since the 18-month action plan to reform Federal IT was launched.
Map of federal data center closures

2011-2012 Data Center Consolidations

The Federal Government has released new details on the total number of data centers that will be shut down as a result of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative.
25 Point Plan

An 18-Month Action Plan

A report from the United States CIO details 25 steps to addressing persistent, pressing problems in Federal IT.
Federal cloud computing report cover page

A Strategy for Cloud Migration

The U.S. CIO outlines how the Federal Government can accelerate the safe and secure adoption of cloud computing, consistent with the “Cloud First” policy discussed in the 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management.

TechStat Toolkit

The Toolkit provides a comprehensive guide for agencies to quickly implement TechStat, an evidence-based review of an IT investment.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

IT Reform: OFPP Issues Guidelines for Specialized IT Acquisition Cadres

To help agencies address IT acquisition challenges, Dan Gordon, Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), released a memorandum on July 13, 2011, to chief acquisition officers (CAOs), senior procurement executives (SPEs) and chief information officers (CIOs) that provides guidance on designing and developing specialized IT acquisition cadres and developing IT best acquisition practices.  Learn More ›

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

IT Reform: OPM Identifies IT Program Management Competencies

On July 15, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a memorandum to Federal Chief Human Capital Officers detailing a competency model for developing an IT program management career path.  Learn More ›

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

IT Reform: OMB Overhauls IT Investment Reporting

Last week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) finalized new guidance on reporting IT investments. As required by the IT Reform Plan, the new framework is designed to increase the relevance of IT investment data, better align budget with management processes, improve data quality, and reduce the reporting burden on agencies.  Learn More ›

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vivek’s Legacy

Submitted by Richard A. Spires, CIO of Department of Homeland Security and Vice Chair of the Federal CIO Council

During the past two years, I have worked closely with Vivek Kundra, the US CIO, in both my capacity as the DHS CIO and in various leadership roles on the Federal CIO Council. Vivek joined the Obama administration with a vision of IT being a catalyst for the Federal government to be much more open, participatory, and collaborative.   Learn More ›

Monday, June 20, 2011

Our Nation’s First Federal CIO

Posted by Jack Lew on June 16, 2011 at 09:13 AM EDT (from

Today, Vivek Kundra, our nation’s first federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) announced that later this summer he will be leaving the post for a fellowship at Harvard University.  Learn More ›

Thursday, June 09, 2011

IT Reform: GSA Issues Draft SOW for Comment on a Government-wide, Online Platform

As noted in the 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management, the Federal government benefits greatly when there is broad engagement with industry before an IT project is initiated. Inexpensive, yet efficient solutions for this kind of engagement can and should be used by all agencies to tap the understanding and market knowledge of our industry partners, especially in the period prior to issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP).  Learn More ›

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

IT Reform: IT Program Manager Becomes an Official Title

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has formally added and defined the Information Technology Program Manager title, according to a May 31st memorandum.  Learn More ›

Thursday, June 02, 2011

IT Reform: Tracking Federal IT Infrastructure Consolidation

Two new resources created under the 25-Point Plan will help track progress on the Federal Government’s data center consolidation and cloud migration efforts.  Learn More ›

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

IT Reform: GSA Issues RFQ for Cloud Email Services

On May 9, the General Services Administration released a $2.5 billion RFQ for cloud email as a service (EaaS) to consolidate Federal government email systems. GSA anticipates awarding multiple SmartBUY Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for the five-year contract, which allow Federal agencies to procure commercial software and software-related services at reduced prices.  Learn More ›

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

IT Reform: Energy TechStat Examines Identity Program

In an effort to improve the performance of one of the Department of Energy (DOE) major IT investments, an agency TechStat review was recently held.  Learn More ›

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

White House Forum Details Progress on IT Reforms

From 1:30 to 2:30PM EST today, the White House Forum on Transforming Federal IT Management provided an update on how the Administration is changing the way the Federal government uses IT to save money and deliver better service.  Learn More ›

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

IT Reform: A Platform for Sharing Lessons Learned

Today marks the soft launch of the Federal CIO Council’s Best Practices platform, an online resource that promotes learning and collaboration. By centrally aggregating best practices, the platform will help cultivate how information is shared government-wide and with stakeholders.  Learn More ›



  1. Monday, August 8, 2011

    The Changing Role of Federal Chief Information Officers

    Steven VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Information Officer

    Today, the Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum that lays out key responsibilities and authorities for Agency Chief Information Officers (CIOs). These authorities will enable CIOs to reduce the number of wasteful duplicative systems, simplify services for the American people, and deliver more effective information technology [IT] to support their agency’s mission.  Learn More ›

  2. Monday, August 8, 2011

    Treasury Bureaus on your Smart Phone

    Robyn East, CIO, Treasury

    Of the 10 mobile apps "that are changing the way government does business" according to, two are from Treasury's bureaus.  Learn More ›

  3. Monday, August 8, 2011

    Department of Energy Relaunches

    Michael Locatis III, CIO, Energy

    In an exciting update to one of the Energy Department’s three cloud first initiatives, a crucial piece of the 25 Point Plan, the Department launched a new website today.  Learn More ›

  4. Friday, August 5, 2011

    A Holistic Look at Sustainable IT Management

    Michael Locatis III, CIO, Energy

    In these times of great fiscal challenges, the Department of Energy is leveraging innovative, cost-effective approaches to advance sustainability initiatives and accelerate data center and cloud adoption. Through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) model, the Department is leading the way in IT infrastructure energy cost savings, efficiency and modernization.  Learn More ›

  5. Thursday, August 4, 2011


    Jack Lew, Director, Office of Management and Budget.

    The President’s announcement today that Steven VanRoekel will be our nation’s next CIO comes at an important moment for our nation. As OMB works closely with the President and Vice President on the Campaign to Cut Waste, information technology (IT) is at the center of our efforts to save money, eliminate waste, and do more with less.  Learn More ›


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All Agencies Spending - CIO Evaluation
(as of July 29, 2011)
	75 	Normal
	75 	Normal
	75 	Normal
	75 	Significant Concerns
	4 	Significant Concerns
	4 	Needs Attention
	20 	Needs Attention
	20 	Needs Attention
	20 	Needs Attention
	20 	Normal
	75 	Normal
	75 	Normal
	75 	Normal
Major Investments: 800
Spending On Major Investments: $40.6 B

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