The OCIO is dedicated to supporting the development and maintenance of DOE Department wide and site-specific software and IT systems engineering initiatives. This webpage contains resources, checklists, templates, and samples that can be downloaded, plus links to many other informative web sites. In particular, the Department of Energy has issued the DOE Systems Engineering Methodology (SEM), which documents the minimum software and IT systems engineering practices that should be implemented on DOE projects, as well as other accompanying guidance documents. The DOE SEM is the Department’s standard lifecycle methodology. It integrates IT systems engineering, software engineering, project management, and quality assurance processes into a lifecycle that is controllable, predictable, and repeatable. The lifecycle processes are divided into stages, activities, and tasks that can be combined or modified as necessary to fit the needs of various types and sizes of projects.