Nextgov: VA Wants Help Creating a ‘Strategic Planning Ecosystem’ to Guide IT Modernization Efforts

“The Veteran Affairs Department’s IT leaders want help working on a strategic plan of plans to guide the agency’s modernization efforts, make budgeting decisions and satisfy requirements to report to Congress and the White House.”

“The Office of Information Technology, or OIT, released an updated request for information seeking support for the Enterprise Strategic Planning and Governance Directorate, which ‘develops OIT’s goals, objectives and metrics for a $4.9 billion dollar organization that feeds into, aligns with, and supports all agency level technology requirements to ensure the secretary of VA’s goals are successful.’”

“The end result will be an iterative, continuous ‘Strategic Planning Ecosystem’ through which VA leaders and the contractor will develop a set of plans to guide IT investments and ensure those tie directly into other agency priorities.”

“’The strategic planning process sets the tone, guides and integrates all OIT’s digital transformation efforts in becoming a world-class organization that provides a seamless, unified veteran experience through the delivery of state-of-the-art technology for a federal agency with almost a $250 billion-dollar annual budget,’ the RFI states.”

“OIT’s strategic plan will focus on ‘pillars,’ including development, operations, strategic sourcing, quality performance and risk, information security and IT resource management. The plan incorporates every line of business within VA and will be used to inform modernization efforts, as well as annual budget requests departmentwide…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA Wants Help Creating a ‘Strategic Planning Ecosystem’ to Guide IT Modernization Efforts – By Aaron Boyd, February 25, 2021. Nextgov.

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