FY 2019 Annual Performance Plan and Report - Goal 5 Objective 3

Fiscal Year 2019
Released April, 2018

Goal 5. Objective 3: Optimize information technology investments to improve process efficiency and enable innovation to advance program mission goals

HHS information technology investments help achieve the Department’s mission by acquiring and managing the technology infrastructure and systems for its health care and human services programs and mission-support programs. From externally facing websites like HHS.gov to internal applications that manage programs and resources, HHS needs information technology solutions to be modernized, secure, and responsive to customer demands.

The HHS Information Technology Strategic Plan 2017–2020 and the HHS Implementation Plan for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) guide information technology decision making across the Department. The Department’s current modernization investments include cloud computing, data center consolidation and improvements, information technology portfolio reviews, shared services, and a digital strategy that makes it easier to access information using HHS websites and tools. HHS is working to increase partnerships with industry, academia, and other organizations to leverage their technology expertise as well.

The Office of the Secretary leads this objective. All divisions contribute to the achievement of this objective.

Objective 5.3 Table of Related Performance Measures

Increase the percentage of systems with an Authority to Operate (ATO) (Lead Agency - ASA; Measure ID - 3.3)

  FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019
Target N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Set Baseline TBD
Result N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Sep 30, 2018 N/A
Status N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Pending Pending

The purpose of this measure is to increase the total percentage of identified systems that have a formal authorization to operate on HHS networks. The baseline for this measure will be set by September 30, 2018 and targets will be developed from data collected from reports. This measure links directly to measure 3.4.

Improve the score to an "A" in each of the FITARA-related Scorecard Metrics, per GAO and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Lead Agency - ASA; Measure ID - 3.4)

  FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019
Target N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 90 % 90%
Result N/A N/A N/A N/A 64 % 64 % Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2019
Status N/A N/A N/A N/A Historic Actual Historic Actual Pending Pending

HHS has developed plan to capture cost savings through portfolio review, data center optimization, and software licensing. In FY 2018 and 2019, HHS will establish a software inventory to drive decision-making in that area.


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