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DOJ IT Strategic Plan

DOJ IT Strategic Plan
Fiscal Years 2006 - 2011

June 2006

A Message from the Chief Information Officer

In January of 2005, my office released the Department of Justice (DOJ) Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP), which highlighted the strategic importance of information for protecting American lives and carrying out the fundamental purposes of government. IT remains a critical asset that must be strategically utilized to support the new counter terrorism mission of the DOJ. Since 2005, we have made aggressive strides in implementing a sound enterprise architecture (EA) driven by strategies to further the mission of the Department, and will continue to do so in the upcoming years. I would like to highlight the following five accomplishments:

  • Information Sharing : For the first time, as part of our OneDOJ program, state and local law enforcement gained one-stop access to law enforcement information from DOJ’s Investigative components with the use of the Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX) and FBI’s Regional Data Exchange (R-DEx).
  • Internal IT Management: OCIO issued a new IT policy, revised the IT Strategic Plan, and drafted a new business model for OCIO Working Capital Fund Investments. All three help provide the transparency we need to allocate resources wisely across the Department.
  • IT Security: DOJ’s IT systems are now far less vulnerable to cyber attacks thanks to the efforts of the IT Security and Component Security Staffs by using the Cyber Security Assessment and Management (CSAM) tool.
  • Enterprise Solutions: We continue to make progress in bringing the Department together with enterprise-wide IT solutions (Justice Unified Telecommunications Network, Litigation Case Management System, and Sentinel) getting underway.
  • Interoperable Biometric Standard: DOJ can now work more easily with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) to build interoperable biometric systems in particular between DHS’s Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS).

While we praise the efforts of our accomplishments to date, I look forward to build on the progress in 2006 and beyond in the following four areas:

  • Law Enforcement Information Sharing: We will use lessons learned from the LInX pilot as we move forward on additional OneDOJ pilots in addition to building the cross-government counterterror Information Sharing Environment (ISE) and driving information sharing standards such as the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).
  • President’s Management Agenda (PMA) and Scorecards: We will ensure that the Department meets its expanded e-Government and EA PMA goals by achieving a “Green” by March 31, 2006.
  • Internal IT Management: We will continue strengthening the investment management review process, developing and extending our EA, and integrating component and departmental approaches via the OCIO working closely with the Components to strengthen our collaboration.
  • Enterprise Solutions: We will continue to deliver on the solutions we have started: Justice United Telecommunications Network (JUTNet), Justice Consolidated Office Network (JCON IIa), Justice Consolidated Office Network – Secret (JCON-S) and Top Secret, the Department’s Litigative Case Management System (LCMS), as well as Homeland Security Presidential Directive – 12 (HSPD-12) work.

As in 2005, the challenges before us remain daunting, but not insurmountable. We have made great strides in improving IT in the Department of Justice, yet a great deal of work remains to be done. I will continue to press for continuous improvement and with the help and support of the skilled and dedicated men and women who manage and implement our IT programs, I am confident that we will succeed.

Vance Hitch

Table of Contents

A Message from the Chief Information Officer

Executive Summary

Introduction and Purpose

Strategic Planning Framework

IT Strategic Direction

Appendix A - Crosswalk back to 2005 IT Strategic Plan

Appendix B - Review of OMB Memorandum M-06-02 Compliance Progress


Download the entire 2006 Strategic Plan as one PDF

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