Presidential Guidance and OMB Memoranda FEDERAL IT

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					                               Presidential Guidance and OMB Memoranda: FEDERAL IT MANAGEMENT
Memoranda              URL                         Guidance Contents and Actions                                                        Due Dates
M-10-19 Fiscal 2012    http://www.whitehous        * Timely execution of agency plans to consolidate data centers (as developed in      Sept. 13, 2010 - FY2012 Budget
Budget Guidance   FY 2010) to include inventory of data center assets baselines, OMB approval of       submissions due to OMB
(June 8, 2010)         /omb/assets/memoran         final data center consolidation plans, and ongoing monitoring through inventory
                       da_2010/m10-19.pdf          reporting (annually) and consolidation progress reporting (quarterly)
                                                   * Agencies should evaluate the potential to adopt cloud computing solutions by
                                                   analyzing computing alternatives for FY 2012 IT investments

M-10-25, "Reforming    http://www.whitehous        * Federal CIO to work with agency CIOs to begin detailed review of highest-risk IT
the Federal     projects
Government's Efforts   /omb/assets/memoran         * OMB M-10-26, "Immediate Review of Financial Systems IT Projects" halts task
to Manage              da_2010/m_10-25.pdf         orders for financial systems modernization
Information                                        * Work with OMB's Deputy Director for Management to make recommendations
Technology Projects"                               for improving Federal IT procurement and management best practices
(June 28, 2010)

M-10-26, "Immediate    http://www.whitehous        * Halts task orders on financial systems modernization projects with $20M or         1st Quarter FY2011 - Financial
Review of Financial   more in development and modernization spending. Project list released July 8         system investments will be
Systems IT Projects"   /omb/assets/memoran         (                            apportioned consistent with a
(June 28, 2010)        da_2010/m-10-26.pdf         * Describes new model for these projects: split into small segments with clear       segmented approach based on
                                                   deliverables, focus on most critical business needs first, and require ongoing       reviews
                                                   transparency and oversight including identification of milestones and deliverables
                                                   that must be met -- failure to meet automatically results in more in-depth project   For additional guidance on
                                                   review                                                                               responding to this memorandum,
                                                                                                                                        please see the Issue Brief, “Financial
                                                                                                                                        Systems Modernizations: How to
                                                                                                                                        Accelerate Value and Boost
                                                                                                                                        Savings,” on our website.

M-10-27,                http://www.whitehous        * Detailed policy direction for agency IT investment baseline management                   Sept. 28, 2010 - Agencies to submit IT
"Information     policies including establishing, managing and changing investment baselines to             investment baseline policies to OMB
Technology              /omb/assets/memoran         improve transparency, performance management and investment oversight
Investment Baseline     da_2010/m10-27.pdf          * Agencies need to create or update existing IT investment baseline management
Management Policy"                                  policies within 90 days of the memo (dated June 28, 2010) and develop training
(June 28, 2010)                                     plans for personnel with investment oversight on the baseline management
                                                    policies and procedures
                                                    * Directs that re-baselining should only be done if the program manager can
                                                    show increased probability of success or cost benefit coming out of the baseline

M-10-31, "Immediate     http://www.whitehous        * 26 total Federal IT projects classified as a result of this analysis as "highest risk"   List of High-Risk Projects released
Review of        will be scheduled for TechStats to occur between September and November                    August 23, 2010
Information             /omb/assets/memoran         * List of selected highest risk IT projects published August 23
Technology Projects"    da_2010/m10-31.pdf
(July 28, 2010)

Memorandum for          http://www.streamjock       * Promote the use of Green IT by reducing the overall energy and real estate               April 30, 2010 - Agencies to complete
Chief Information      footprint of government data centers                                                       inventory of data center assets.
Officers,               data-center-                * Reduce the cost of data center hardware, software and operations                         June 30, 2010 - Agencies to develop
“Federal Data Center    consolidation-memo-         * Increase the overall IT security posture of the government                               consolidation plans and complete
Consolidation           02-26-10.pdf                * Shift IT investments to more efficient computing platforms and technologies              final asset inventory
Initiative” (February                                                                                                                          August 30, 2010 – Finalized
9, 2010)                                                                                                                                       consolidation plan due, submitted
                                                                                                                                               with FY 2012 budget

                                  Presidential Guidance and OMB Memoranda: PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Memoranda                URL                         Guidance Contents and Actions                                                      Due Dates
M-10-19 Fiscal 2012      http://www.whitehous        * Strategic operational restructuring to meet requirements for budget request      Sept. 13, 2010 - FY2012 Budget
Budget Guidance   reduction                                                                          submissions due to OMB
(June 8, 2010)           /omb/assets/memoran         * Set policy and funding priorities guided by agency High Priority Performance
                         da_2010/m10-19.pdf          Goals (HPPG)
                                                     * Seek savings opportunities in mandatory programs and request should not
                                                     exceed a level of 5% below discretionary total from 2011 budget

M-10-20, Identifying     http://www.whitehous        * Identify programs/subprograms with lowest impact on agency mission that          Sept. 13, 2010 - Agencies submit
Low-priority Agency   constitute at least 5% of discretionary budget                                     information on low-priority program
Programs (June 8,        /omb/assets/memoran         * Evaluate based on criteria such as: does the program have an unclear or          targets (as part of FY2012 budget
2010)                    da_2010/m10-20.pdf          duplicative purpose, uncertain federal role, completed mission, or lack of         submission to OMB)
                                                     demonstrated effectiveness?
                                                     * To meet the 5% target, identify entire programs/subprograms or substantial
                                                     cuts of 50% or more to a program or subprogram -- not an across the board 5%

Presidential             http://www.whitehous        * Eliminate excess property and leases                                             August 30, 2010 - Agencies
Memorandum                 * Consolidate across and within agencies' data centers, office space, warehouses   submitted plans against expanding
"Disposing of            office/presidential-        and labs                                                                           data centers to OMB
Unneeded Federal         memorandum-                 * Increase occupancy in current facilities
Real Estate" (June 10,   disposing-unneeded-         * Offset reductions when new space is acquired
2010)                    federal-real-estate         * Submit plan to OMB by August 30 regarding agency policy against expanding
                                                     data centers beyond current levels and plan to consolidate and reduce them
                                                     within 5 years

                                 Presidential Guidance and OMB Memoranda: PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
Memoranda                  URL                         Guidance Contents and Actions                                                        Due Dates
OMB Memorandum             http://www.whitehous        * Outlines six strategy areas to achieve meaningful performance improvement:
 “The Accountable      * Driving agency top priorities
Government                 /omb/memoranda/201             * Cutting waste
Initiative”                0/AccountableGovernm           * Reforming contracting
(September 14, 2010)       entInitiative_09142010.        * Closing the IT gap
                           pdf                            * Promoting accountability and innovation through open government
                                                          * Attracting and motivating top talent
                                                       * Announces use of to “inform regular, data-driven reviews”

M-10-24,                   http://www.whitehous        * Prepare for transition from performance data collection to performance data        August 30, 2010 – Agencies
Performance         analysis, communication, and use in program improvement and budgetary                submitted plans against expanding
Improvement                /omb/assets/memoran         decision-making                                                                      data centers to OMB
Guidance (June 25,         da_2010/m10-24.pdf          * Submit FY 2010 performance reports: GPRA and PART aren't going away;
2010)                                                  aspects of those previous administration initiatives are being built upon with the
                                                       High Priority Performance Goals (HPPG)
                                                       * Submit plan to OMB by August 30 regarding agency policy against expanding
                                                       data centers beyond current levels and plan to consolidate and reduce them
                                                       within 5 years

M-10-29, "Identifying      http://www.whitehous        * Need to track costs associated with Deepwater clean-up -- see guidance for
and Documenting     details of what types of costs to track
Costs of Government        /omb/assets/memoran         * Coordination is key to decreasing duplication and administrative burden
Activities Related to      da_2010/m10-29.pdf          * Support your state, local and tribal partners in cost data collection
the BP Deepwater
Horizon Oil Spill" (July
1, 2010)

M-10-32, "Evaluating       http://www.whitehous        * Submit budget requests for a piece of the $100M allocated in the FY 2012           Sept. 27, 2010 - Submissions for
Programs for Efficacy   Federal budget for rigorous program evaluation                                       consideration due to OMB
and Cost-Efficiency"       /omb/assets/memoran
(July 29, 2010)            da_2010/m10-32.pdf