Free Newsletter Focuses on Federal Billions for Technology

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The P2C2 Group's free newsletter covers management of the U.S. government's $65 billion Fiscal Year 2006 budget for information technology. Agencies and contractors must follow rules for Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) that are issued by the Office of Management and Budget. The newsletter focuses on major investments, which require an OMB Exhibit 300. New subscribers can sign up at http://www.p2c2group.com.

The U.S. government will spend $65 billion for IT in Fiscal Year 2006, and a free newsletter helps agencies and their contractors do it smarter. The FEDERAL SECTOR REPORT offers tips about how to plan major IT projects and programs, get budgets approved, improve procurement strategies, and strengthen project management.

The newsletter focuses on IT Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC). Major IT investments must comply with CPIC rules set by the Office of Management and Budget, summarized in OMB Circular A-11. The newsletter gives agencies and contractors specific tips on how to prepare a winning Exhibit 300, the business case required to justify large IT investments. Upcoming issues of the FEDERAL SECTOR REPORT will focus on:

  • Integrating CPIC Into Ongoing Project Management Support Contracts
  • Checking the Maturity of Your Information Technology Investment Management
  • Improving Your Acquisition Strategy
  • Applying NIST's Information Security Methods and Guidance
  • Using Enterprise Architecture for Budget Alignment
  • Making the Most of EVMS
  • Selecting Methods and Tools for Your Enterprise PMO

The newsletter is written by the P2C2 Group, Inc., a widely recognized consulting practice based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The P2C2 team of experts is a subcontractor to leading prime contractors and also accessible through GSA schedules of business partners. Free subscriptions to the FEDERAL SECTOR REPORT are available by going to the company's website at http://www.p2c2group.com.

The newsletter is based on the real-world experience of experts who have many years of experience in serving both civilian and defense agencies. The thought-starters presented in the newsletter are applicable to all agencies. A summary of the P2C2 Group's approach was presented in national webcast, "SMARTER CPIC."

"A primary purpose of the newsletter is to help the Federal Sector be successful in complying with the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and underlying legislation such as the Clinger-Cohen Act and the e-Government Act of 2002," says Jim Kendrick, P2C2 Group's president and a Certified Management Consultant. "The requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) are also playing an increasingly important role."

The P2C2 Group's Website at http://www.p2c2group.com has dozens of articles from past newsletters, as well as information about the company's services.

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