Like a number of government agencies today, the FBI lacked a full understanding of their Information Technology (IT) footprint across operational divisions, and found it difficult to make decisions about current IT investments and capabilities. Concurrently, a number of mandates from the Department of Justice, Office of Management and Budget, and Office of the General Council revealed the need for a process to understand and track the enterprise IT portfolio and inform decisions about future IT investments. Octo Consulting Group was brought in to provide end-to-end application portfolio management with the goal of helping the agency identify cost savings in their applications.
Built out the FBI’s IT system and application inventory, and assessed the value and performance of systems and applications in Operations and Maintenance status.
Collected and performed analysis on system-level and branch-level IT information, and made it available to employees of all levels across the Bureau in an IT repository.
Enhanced BIKR, a centralized SharePoint-based repository, to enable users from across the Bureau to quickly locate and share information about FBI IT investments, projects, systems/applications, enterprise contracts, and ‘how to’ guides by means of one, convenient site.
The Enterprise Portfolio Management Program (EPMP) was developed to conduct assessments of the FBI’s IT systems and applications currently functioning in Operations & Maintenance (O&M) status. Information collected from the IT assessments is made available to the enterprise through the Bureau IT Knowledge Repository (BIKR).