TIM is implementing TSAs centralized system for enrollments, vetting, adjudication and redress mission services in support of the maritime, surface and aviation programs. The TIM Program mission is aligned and consistent with the overarching DHS and TIM is implementing TSAs centralized system for enrollments, vetting, adjudication and redress mission services in support of the maritime, surface and aviation programs. The TIM Program mission is aligned and consistent with the overarching DHS and TSA mission, DHS Mission 1: Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security. TIM System is supporting operations by reducing the probability of a successful terrorist attack on the transportation system by applying threat assessment methodologies intended to identify known or suspected terrorist threats working in or seeking access to the Nation's transportation system. TIM is being built and operated in the DHS datacenter cloud environment to be a fully integrated system utilizing service oriented architecture capable of providing more effective and efficient security threat assessments to all areas of the transportation sector including, surface, maritime and aviation areas. Using Service Oriented Architecture in the cloud environment, TIM provides services to maritime and is being expanded to serve surface and aviation transportation programs. TIM has become the infrastructure focal point for stakeholders including; Congress, FBI, State Department, Coast Guard, State & Local agencies, U.S. airports, U.S. ports, transportation employers & unions. The goals are to improve customer service, one-stop shopping, person-centric view to enroll, once and use many, increase efficiency of security threat assessments and information sharing with federal, state & local and industry partners promoting secure operations, support fee-fairness and comparability between credentials for the millions of transportation workers; realize economies of scale; and operational efficiencies through integration of processes. TIM customers (transportation workers and travelers) will benefit from the efficiencies and cost avoidance once TIM is fully implemented. Workers experience improved service at a lower cost. TIM is poised to be an Enterprise-level solution for Screening Coordination Office (SCO) Credentialing Framework Initiatives (CFI). TIM is one of the first DHS programs to use DHS Data Center Cloud Services TIM is paving the way for new security and data sharing methodologies. TIM enables agile responses to changing business conditions and operational requirements via engineered business processes, seamless information sharing services based on managed data (accurate, timely, trustable) with tuned IT performance. More..
FY2015 (CY) Spending
Time frame of Investment
2009 - 2025
No change in status
Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Technology Infrastructure Modernization (TIM) Program is in the Mixed life cycle phase. Since the lasThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Technology Infrastructure Modernization (TIM) Program is in the Mixed life cycle phase. Since the last assessment the TIM Program briefed the Acquisition Review Board (ARB). The Program found that using the current development and Operation & Maintenance approach would exceed approved Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE). In addition, funding ends in FY17 for the associated Transportation Vetting System (TVS) platform. The proposed solution must include TVS which is integral to TIM. TIM was directed to develop and detail the feasibility of two alternate plans. The TIM recommended plan would both control costs and provide best value to the Government. This leverages as-is TIM, TVS and Technology Solutions Division (TSD) infrastructure systems and processes to lower total IT costs. The intention is to consolidate and re-use TVS infrastructure and right-size as-is TIM development and preproduction infrastructure. The re-used TVS System folds into the TIM to-be system along with a portion of to-be costs. The revised program spans five calendar years and contains nine major events. Five populations that include travelers, cargo and chemical monitoring, and a public-private partnership are included in the revised scope and LCCE that were not in the original plan. The Program states this plan will deliver full capability and more rapidly implement the to-be TIM system. The above outlines the recommended plan that continues TIM to full implementation with a different hosting, architecture, onboarding, and business approach. The Program will present revised cost, scope and schedule plans at the follow-up Q3 FY15 ARB. Based on the pending TIM rebaseline and ARB the DHS CIO assesses the TSA TIM program as Moderately High Risk. More..
Number of Projects
|Project Name||Project Life Cycle Costs||Cost Variance||Schedule Variance||Project Status|
|Maritime Services Increment||$29.75 M||Completed|
|SOA Foundation||$25.05 M||Completed|
|Surface Services Increment||$14.76 M||Completed|
|Aviation Services Increment||$13.85 M||In-Progress|
|Metric Description||Frequency||Unit of Measure||FY2015 Target||Most Recent Actual||Metric Status|| Updated Date of Most
Recent Actual *
|Enroll once, use many - Increase percentage reusEnroll once, use many - Increase percentage reuse of applicant information (biographic and biometric), from previous enrollments including STA results. Calculated as: Re-enrollments reusing identity / Total Re-enrollments. More..||Monthly||Percentage of re-enrollments rPercentage of re-enrollments reusing identity More..||95||--||--|
|Security Threat Assessment Response Time - IncreSecurity Threat Assessment Response Time - Increase the percentage of all full Security Threat Assessments (STAs) responded to within 72 hours. Calculated as: (Total STAs processed - STAs response time was over 72 hours) / Total STAs processed. More..||Monthly||Pct. of STA response within 72Pct. of STA response within 72 hrs. More..||95||--||--|
|Operational Availability - Increase the percentaOperational Availability - Increase the percentage to which the system is available to support operations. Calculated as: Total Uptime / Total Operational Time. More..||Monthly||Percentage Operational AvailabPercentage Operational Availability More..||97||--||--|
|Mean Time Between Critical Failures (MTBCF) - InMean Time Between Critical Failures (MTBCF) - Increase the hours of TIM's Database Enclave technology uptime of between critical failures. Calculated as: The total uptime of TIM's Database Enclave technology / total number of critical failures requiring corrective maintenance actions. More..||Quarterly||Hours between Critical FailureHours between Critical Failures||1,000||--||--|
|Cases automatically processed by TIM - Increase Cases automatically processed by TIM - Increase the percentage of new cases automatically processed containing person centric identity data, biographic and biometric information, and tracking information related to the management and workflow of the case. Calculated as: Number of cases automatically processed by TIM / Total number of cases processed. More..||Quarterly||Pct. of TIM managed casesPct. of TIM managed cases||95.5||--||--|
|Unit cost of processing the transportation worker Unit cost of processing the transportation worker / traveler populations in support of enrollment, vetting, adjudicating, issuing benefits, and verification processed by TIM. Calculated as: TIM Operating and Maintenance cost per year /total TIM population of identities on file at year end. More..||Annual||Cost per identityCost per identity||2.52||--||--|
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|Does the investment have any activities with a planned duration greater than a year?:||No|
|Planned duration of the longest activity (days):||240|
|Average planned duration of in-progress and future activities (days):||175|
|Planned cost of one activity is greater than 25% of total planned cost of all activities?:||No|
|Number of contracts applying modular development principles:||4|
All activity calculations assess only activities with no related child activities.