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IT Governance

What is Enterprise IT Governance?
Enterprise IT Governance is a structured decision making process that:

  • Communicates and defines enterprise priorities
  • Helps recognize opportunities which satisfy enterprise needs through Common Services
  • Coordinates investment decisions to make measurable contributions towards GSA’s strategic goals

Why is Enterprise IT Governance important to GSA?
Enterprise IT Governance provides a structured decision making process around IT investment decisions. 

IT Governance promotes:

  • Due diligence
  • Accountability
  • Efficient and economic delivery of enterprise IT services
  • Interoperability and transparency throughout GSA

GSA’s Investment Review Board (IRB)
The IRB is a business-focused board that makes strategic IT investment decisions, ensures that the IT portfolio meets strategic goals, and assesses the IT portfolio and approves strategies.  They review enterprise needs and provide resource recommendations.  

GSA’s IT Executive Council (ITEC)
The ITEC reviews, makes decisions and recommendations on agency-wide technical issues and the strategic use of IT. Strategic planning, IT portfolio management and enterprise architecture guide the decision making process. The ITEC sponsors, by charter, five standing committees for which it has oversight responsibility.

Enterprise Applications and Services Committee (EASC)
The mission of the EASC is to provide a forum to collaborate, discuss and provide governance on the GSA Application portfolio, work with other sub-committees of the ITEC on application standards, processes and cross-organizational best practices, and to discuss issues and concerns common to GSA Application Development and Management organizations. The EASC develops recommendations and advises the ITEC on application and software platform related issues. 

Enterprise Architecture Committee (EARC)
The EARC oversees the agency’s enterprise architecture, including business architecture, solutions architecture, data architecture and technical architecture. The EARC and the ITEC decide technical issues.

Enterprise Infrastructure Committee (EIC)
The EIC oversees infrastructure service delivery performance, evaluates cost effectiveness of shared service solutions and reviews the effectiveness of the infrastructure service level agreements. The EIC provides analysis and recommendations to the ITEC, which decides technical matters. 

Information Assurance Committee (IAC)
The IAC oversees the development and implementation of enterprise security policy. The IAC makes recommendations on GSA’s IT security policy to the ITEC, which makes final decisions. 

Portfolio Management Committee (PMC)
The PMC oversees the development and monitoring of the IT Capital Plan, also known as the IT investment portfolio. The PMC provides input to the ITEC, which in turn provides funding recommendations to GSA executives. The PMC monitors and makes corrective action recommendations on investment control issues to the ITEC. The ITEC reviews evaluations and incorporates lessons learned into future capital planning and investment control activities.

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