For Immediate Release
August 24, 2005
FBI National Press Office
ANNOUNCES PROGRESS MADE BY THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND PLANNING
Washington, D.C. --
The FBI today announced details of progress made in the on-going development
of the FBI's enterprise Information Technology (IT) management and governance
infrastructure. The FBI's Office of IT Policy and Planning (OIPP) has made
important contributions to the success of FBI IT ventures. OIPP is one of
four offices under the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and
its mission is to optimize FBI IT resources through policy and planning,
to provide enterprise guidance for integrating FBI IT strategies and solutions,
and to ensure compliance with various governance frameworks.
Led by Acting Assistant
Director Sanjeev (Sonny) Bhagowalia, the OIPP has made significant contributions
to the FBI's IT program since its official inception in July, 2004. Mr. Bhagowalia
began working with Chief Information Officer Zalmai Azmi in January, 2004,
to provide assistance with FBI IT policy and planning.
CIO Zalmai Azmi stated: "The
OIPP has a dedicated team of technologists and architects who have already
delivered milestones in a variety of IT governance and enterprise frameworks.
I am confident that they will be able to further guide the FBI's technology
transformation with the most appropriate governance solutions and strategic
The OIPP has made progress
on a variety of key OCIO initiatives, which include continuing development
of a mature Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Strategic Plan, expansion of
FBI's already established Life Cycle Management Directive, assurance of successful
IT projects through a governance framework, and continuing assessment of
the enterprise IT portfolio. This year's FBI Director Team Award for Special
Achievement went to OIPP for their contributions to the FBI's overall mission.
Mr. Bhagowalia stated: "A
flexible and responsive EA, evolving strategic plan, and disciplined governance
framework provide checks and balances to ensure IT projects deliver the most
appropriate services to the end-user. Through these governance processes
and project management frameworks, OIPP has already been able to facilitate
the successful completion of IT ventures."
Recent examples of successfully
completed IT projects, which have begun to implement components of the architecture,
include: the FBI Intelligence Information Report (IIR) Dissemination System
(FIDS), developed by the IT Operations Division, OCIO, and the Directorate
of Intelligence; and the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), developed by the
Security Division and the Office of IT Program Management, OCIO.
The PKI program provides
greater security to FBI's information systems and physical infrastructures
and FIDS allows the FBI to more easily and effectively share intelligence
data with their law enforcement partners and the Intelligence Community.
These programs provided the envisioned functionality within cost and schedule,
and were compliant with enterprise governance and architectural guidelines
as outlined by OIPP.
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