Written by David Stegon
Chief information officers throughout the federal government have continued to update the public on the progress made in implementing the “25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management.”
- As the first major agency to move its public facing website to the cloud, Treasury has embraced the cloud-based approach to delivering IT services. This service provides a flexible, scalable architecture for the department’s main website and five additional websites: Financial Stability; Making Home Affordable Program; Special Inspector General, TARP; Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration; and MyMoney.gov Financial Information.
- The department collects Freedom of Information Act requests through a commercial cloud vendor and Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing deployed an enterprise resource planning system through a managed cloud service.
- Treasury will build an enterprise infrastructure that further consolidates existing data center locations, establishes a flexible architecture to support its expanding shared services and makes use of existing data center space.
- Last month the agency announced the award for two cloud-based, IT shared services – a new email system with advanced features and a records management and electronic archiving system.
- The agency is currently in testing phase for a new department-wide email system, Google Apps, provided by Onix Networking.
- The records management and electronic archiving system will support over 92,000 employees with capacity for up to 120,000, making it the largest information governance program in the federal government. On average, DOI sends 200 million emails and uses 35 terabytes of electronic content each year. This new system, powered by IQ Business Group, provide tools for capturing email records, mobile media records and other electronic content directly supporting DOI’s records and mobility strategy.
- As part of its “Cloud First” plan, the agency will complete migration of two IT commodity services – a Lotus infrastructure and external SharePoint – to a shared services approach. It will kick off its critical HUDNET project, which will establish a roadmap of services, controls and oversight for overhauling HUD’s IT infrastructure. HUDNET will bring the infrastructure up to date while providing better visibility into infrastructure services and enabling HUD compliance with federal direction.
- In the new office of the CIO, customer relationship coordinators will be embedded in customers’ worlds, getting to know them and their information needs intimately and provide a single point of focus for their interactions with OCIO. The CRCs will provide “one stop shopping” for customers when they have information management needs.