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FHWA Order 1370.11
This order was revised on January 27, 2006.

Order
Subject
Information Technology (IT) Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) Process
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
1370.11 June 19, 2003 HAIM-40

  1. What is the purpose of this Order?
  2. What is IT Capital Planning?
  3. Where can I get additional information concerning the IT CPIC process?
  1. What is the purpose of this Order? This Order establishes the FHWA's IT CPIC process.

  2. What is IT Capital Planning?

    1. IT Capital Planning provides a framework for sound decisions in selecting, controlling, and evaluating the Agency's IT-related investments. The FHWA's IT CPIC process focuses on the acquisition of mission-critical IT resources and all other Agency IT investments with life-cycle costs of $100,000 or greater. Establishment of a systematic approach to oversee Federal IT investments is mandated by the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996.

    2. Chaired by the Associate Administrator for Administration, the FHWA's Investment Review Board (IRB) provides executive-level direction and oversight for the CPIC process. The IRB ensures that each IT investment directly contributes to achievement of the FHWA's strategic goals and business needs. In addition, the IRB interacts with the Department's IRB on "cross-cutting" IT CPIC initiatives of the operating administrations.

    3. Permanent members of the IRB include: the Associate Administrator for Professional and Corporate Development; the Deputy Chief Counsel; Directors of Field Services (3); the Director, Office of Acquisition Management; the Director, Office of Information and Management Services; and a representative of the Division Administrators' Council. Two additional Associate Administrators will serve on the IRB on an annual rotational basis. The FHWA Administrator exercises final approval authority over all actions and recommendations of the IRB.

  3. Where can I get additional information concerning the IT CPIC process? An FHWA Information Technology Capital Planning Guide has been prepared to provide detailed procedures and guidelines for the IT CPIC process. The guide will be posted on the Publications and Documents page of the StaffNet. If you have further questions, you may contact the Office of Information and Management Services, Information Technology Division.

 

Signature: Mary E. Peters

Mary E. Peters
Administrator

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