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Audit Report: IG-0841

September 30, 2010

The Department's Information Technology Capital Planning and Investment Control Activities

The Department of Energy spends approximately $2.2 billion annually on information technology (IT) resources to help accomplish its science, security, energy supply and environmental mission objectives. The Department's capital planning and investment control (CPIC) process is an essential tool for managing IT investments. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires that agencies implement a well-managed CPIC process to enhance the ability to properly set spending priorities, control investments and evaluate the success of those investments once completed. As part of its current focus on eliminating under-performing investments, OMB requires that agencies develop an IT Investment Portfolio and Capital Asset Plans – two activities that are necessary to ensure new and ongoing investments are appropriately identified and managed efficiently and effectively.

Topic: Management & Administration