Our information technology investments at work

On this site, you can access the same tools and analysis that the government uses to oversee the performance of Federal IT investments.

To get started, below is a list of all U.S. agencies and how much each one spent this past year on information technology. Click on any one to find out more about each agency’s investments and see how the agency and their investments are performing. You can also see how the entire government is spending money on information technology by looking at the See government-wide view link.

More about ITDashboard.gov

The IT Dashboard was launched on June 1, 2009, to provide Federal agencies and the public with the ability to view details of Federal information technology (IT) investments online and to track their progress over time. The IT Dashboard displays data received from agency IT Portfolio and Business Case reports, including general information on over 7,000 Federal IT investments and detailed data for over 700 of those investments that agencies classify as "major." Agency Chief Information Officers (CIO) are responsible for evaluating and updating select data on a regular basis, which is accomplished through interfaces provided by the IT Dashboard.

We've created a quick guided tour to help you get your bearings:
1.

Learn

 

Familiarize yourself with the IT Dashboard to better understand what is being presented:

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Explore

Dive into agency IT investment data and look at some investment numbers:

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Analyze

 

Follow trends in the data over time using the same tools that the government uses:

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The Basics

We begin with the government-wide IT spending over the past few years. Next, we will break down the types of expenditures we have for the current year and end with a look at the latest risk ratings for our investments.

IT Spending FY 2011-2017 ($ Billions)

–Government-wide

This graph displays the government-wide spending trends on IT investments over the past few years. These totals, as well as all other data on the IT Dashboard, do not include classified IT spending or the IT Modernization Fund (as described in the FY17 Analytical Perspectives)

Development, Maintenance, and Services Spending

–Government-wide

This pie chart displays the percent of the government-wide information technology funding spent on the following services:

Non-provisioned DME

Development, modernization, and enhancement spending on non-provisioned services.

Non-provisioned O&M

Operations and maintenance spending on non-provisioned services.

Provisioned Services

Total spending on DME and O&M provisioned services.

Development Modernization Enhancement (DME) spending represents the % of the government-wide IT funding for the current fiscal year (FY) 2016 spent on non-provisioned DME services.

Costs for DME services are for projects and activities leading to new IT assets/systems and projects and activities that change or modify existing IT assets to:

  • substantively improve capability or performance,
  • implement legislative or regulatory requirements, or
  • meet an agency leadership request.

As part of DME, capital costs can include hardware, software development and acquisition costs, commercial off-the-shelf acquisition costs, government labor costs, and contracted labor costs for planning, development, acquisition, system integration, and direct project management and overhead support.

Operations and Maintenance (O&M) spending represents the % of the government-wide IT funding spent on non-provisioned O&M services.

Costs for O&M services are incurred in the phase of the development life cycle in which the asset is in operations and produces the same product or provides a repetitive service. Also commonly referred to as “steady state.”

Provisioned IT Services spending represents the % of the government-wide IT funding spent on costs for provisioned DME and O&M services.

A provisioned IT Service is a shared/cloud IT service that is:
  • owned, managed, and operated by the organization, a third party, or some combination of them, and it may exist on or off premises;
  • Consumed by the agency on an as-needed basis.

Examples of Provisioned IT Service may include, but is not limited to, the purchase of E-Gov Line of Business from another Federal Agency, or the purchase of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS from a private service provider, or the purchase of shared services or cloud services between or within Agencies. Provisioned IT Service also includes both Intra and Inter Shared Services but excludes Enterprise Licensing Agreements.

CIO Risk Ratings for Investments

–Government-wide

This graph displays the latest Chief Information Officer (CIO) Risk ratings for all major IT investments government-wide. CIOs rate each investment using a set of pre-established criteria and issue a CIO Evaluation Number that reflects the investment’s ability to accomplish its goals within the current fiscal year (FY) 2016. This number ranges from 1 - 5, and the higher it is, the better the investment has been rated to meet its goals. Please refer to FAQ #7 for the CIO Evaluation criteria.

High Risk (in red)

% of the total number of major IT investments that scored a CIO evaluation number of 1 or 2

Medium Risk (in yellow)

% of the total number of major IT investments that scored a CIO evaluation number of 3

Low Risk (in green)

% of the total number of major IT investments that scored a CIO evaluation number of 4 or 5

What is this site?

The IT Dashboard was launched on June 1, 2009, to provide Federal agencies and the public with the ability to view details of Federal information technology (IT) investments online and to track their progress over time. The IT Dashboard displays data received from agency IT Portfolio and Business Case reports, including general information on over 7,000 Federal IT investments and detailed data for over 700 of those investments that agencies classify as "major."

Who uses this data?

The IT Dashboard is a website enabling Federal agencies, industry, the general public, and other stakeholders to view details of Federal information technology investments. Agency Chief Information Officers (CIO) are responsible for evaluating and updating select data on a regular basis, which is accomplished through interfaces provided by the IT Dashboard.

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Browse by Agency

From the list below, select the name of the agency whose data you wish to view. If you are interested in seeing the information technology investments for the entire government, then select the Government-wide View to see all.

2017
Report

This document is a companion to Chapter 17 of the Analytical Perspectives volume of this budget, and provides the Information Technology (IT) portfolios discussed in the The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2017.

Download the Federal IT Spending for Budget Year 2017

Read the IT chapter from The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2017

Government-wide IT Spending

Government-wide IT spending refers to the total budgetary resources based on development, modernization, and enhancement (DME) and operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the current fiscal year.

See government-wide view.

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Data Feeds

This tool can be used to download snapshots of IT Dashboard data into CSV, XML, JSON formats. The source of the data is from the IT Budget and Business Case data sets. The IT Budget data set is a combination of every agency’s IT Budget. The Business Case data set is a combination of every agency’s Business Case.

View Data Feeds

PortfolioStat

PortfolioStat is a tool for agencies to use to assess the current maturity of their IT portfolio management process and make decisions on eliminating duplication across their organizations.

PortfolioStat was launched by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on March 30, 2012.

Metrics

IT Performance Metrics are up-to-date measurements and visualizations tracking agency progress on the Federal CIO’s three core objectives for the Federal IT Portfolio:

  • Driving Value in Federal IT Investments
  • Delivering World-Class Digital Services
  • Protecting Federal IT Assets and Information

More about PortfolioStat

PortfolioStat consists of a data-driven yearly review of agency portfolio management between the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) and senior agency officials. In addition to helping agencies achieve financial savings through reform efforts, PortfolioStat analyzes agency progress using a variety of performance metrics designed to measure whether agencies are delivering their IT investments on budget and on schedule, driving innovation to meet customer needs, and adequately protecting Federal IT Assets and Information.

Within the first year of using this tool, agencies identified $2.5 billion in savings opportunities. To date, agencies have reported over $2.57 billion in PortfolioStat-related savings, putting the government ahead of its target. As part of its ongoing commitment to transparency, OMB recently made IT Performance Metrics used in PortfolioStat sessions public.

More about metrics

Prioritizing these three objectives helps to build upon successes from key initiatives such as PortfolioStat, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), the launch of the U.S. Digital Service, and shifting to more agile development practices. OMB uses these performance metrics in data-driven discussions with agencies to assess agency performance and progress in each of our priority areas. Sharing these publicly expands this work by allowing anyone to track the progress that the Federal IT portfolio is making and is a part of our commitment to openness and transparency in government.

CODE

COMING SOON:

In response to high demand from Federal agencies and the software development community, we plan to make the source code of the IT Dashboard available to the public soon. This first open source release will represent a starting point, enabling communities of interest to adapt and mature their own versions of the Dashboard to their own unique needs. We invite suggestions and contributions from the user community, the software development community and the general public.

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