The purpose of this investment is to provide a financial system of record and a core financial management system for the following components of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): ICE, CIS, DHS Headquarters, National Protection and ProgThe purpose of this investment is to provide a financial system of record and a core financial management system for the following components of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): ICE, CIS, DHS Headquarters, National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS Office of Health Affairs and DHS Science and Technology Directorate. The system, Federal Financial Management System (FFMS), is a Web-based, workflow management and financial transaction system that allows users to create and maintain records for allocations, commitments, obligations, travel advances, and accounts payables and receivables. Key goals of the investment are to ensure compliance with the Standard General Ledger account structure and posting rules required by the CFO Act of 1990, improve the accuracy and auditability of financial data and processes, and to provide a tight integration among the eight distinct modules of FFMS ensuring an efficient and accurate system with appropriate checks and balances. ICE's OCFO, Office of Financial Management (OFM) is responsible for operating and maintaining FFMS. Other stakeholders are the six DHS components and their budget and financial personnel (e.g. accounting technicians and budget and cost analysts), U.S. Department of Treasury, contractors/vendors, members of the public that participate in DHS programs, contracting officers, contracting officer's representatives (CORs), IT program/project managers, and program management office (PMO) support staff.Benefits of FFMS include compliance with accounting standards and requirements (e.g. Prompt Payment Act); reduction in data redundancy with re-use of data after entered once; provide timely, reliable, and complete financial data for decision-making; promote standard information integration and electronic data sharing with internal and external entities; has accountability, internal controls, and security built within its processes coupled with audit trail for all financial transactions; and the ability to track spending by program, project, specific funding string, fund appropriation type and other financial record attributes.Based on the above benefits, the investment directlly supports Mission 3: Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws, specifically Goal 3.1, strengthen and effectively administer the immigration system as stipulated in the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) Report. More..
FY2015 (CY) Spending
Time frame of Investment
2003 - 2017
No change in status
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Federal Financial Management System (FFMS) program is in the Support life cycle phase. An update to theThe Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Federal Financial Management System (FFMS) program is in the Support life cycle phase. An update to the Operational Analysis is currently in development. Changes to this legacy system are limited to essential operations and maintenance (O&M) activities. The program will continue to modify FFMS to ensure it meet customer needs to include analyzing likely risk, as well as providing the mitigation strategy. It is anticipated that a new COTS application will be acquired to replace FFMS in FY2018. The program continues to operation within acceptable OMB ranges for cost and schedule variance. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) continues to assess the Federal Financial Management System (FFMS) program as a Moderately Low Risk investment. More..
Number of Projects
|Project Name||Project Life Cycle Costs||Cost Variance||Schedule Variance||Project Status|
|Tech Refresh||$775 K||In-Progress|
|Metric Description||Frequency||Unit of Measure||FY2015 Target||Most Recent Actual||Metric Status|| Updated Date of Most
Recent Actual *
|Maintain a high % in financial transaction accuraMaintain a high % in financial transaction accuracy More..||Semi-Annual||PercentPercent||99||99.5||Met||2015-04-14|
|Maintain # of classes offered to ensure complianceMaintain # of classes offered to ensure compliance with SLA More..||Monthly||NumberNumber||4||4||Met||2015-04-10|
|decrease average # seconds to run reportsdecrease average # seconds to run reports||Monthly||NumberNumber||40||40||Met||2015-04-10|
|Decrease % of delayed report submissions due to unDecrease % of delayed report submissions due to unvalidated numbers More..||Quarterly||PercentPercent||0.45||0.5||Not Met||2015-04-14|
|Maintain a high % of system uptimeMaintain a high % of system uptime||Monthly||PercentPercent||99||99||Met||2015-04-10|
|Reduce % CPU utilization through process improvemeReduce % CPU utilization through process improvements More..||Monthly||PercentPercent||35||35||Met||2015-04-10|
|Does the investment have any activities with a planned duration greater than a year?:||Yes|
|Planned duration of the longest activity (days):||518|
|Average planned duration of in-progress and future activities (days):||518|
|Planned cost of one activity is greater than 25% of total planned cost of all activities?:||Yes|
|Number of contracts applying modular development principles:||3|
All activity calculations assess only activities with no related child activities.