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FDA IT Acquisition Strategy 2024-2034

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is committed to safeguarding public health by ensuring the safety and efficacy of the products we rely on every day. The FDA is pleased to announce an Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Strategy to meet the ever-evolving landscape of technology and science.

This comprehensive framework streamlines how the FDA acquires IT solutions across the organization. The strategy prioritizes three key goals:

Strategic Procurement and Management: The FDA is committed to acquiring the most suitable technology to meet its needs, maximizing efficiency and cost savings. This commitment is underpinned by meticulous planning, leveraging economies of scale, and implementing best practices for IT asset management, instilling confidence in our stakeholders about our strategic decision-making process. 

Alignment with Enterprise Architecture: The FDA Enterprise IT Acquisition Strategy prioritizes solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing systems and adhere to established architecture standards. This ensures a cohesive IT infrastructure that supports the agency's overall mission.

Robust IT Vendor Management: The FDA highly values establishing strong, reliable partnerships with IT vendors. Our strategy includes a robust vendor management program characterized by proactive communication, performance monitoring, and clear expectations for ongoing support and service.

Ensuring Strategic Alignment

The FDA Enterprise IT Acquisition Strategy is critical to the agency’s more extensive digital transformation journey. It works in tandem with the FDA IT Strategy and IT Operating Plan to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to IT management. This strategy equips the FDA to embrace innovation, improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance collaboration and communication across the organization.

The Road Ahead

The ten-year plan, from January 15, 2024, to January 14, 2034, allows the FDA to make strategic investments and build a robust IT foundation for the future. We are committed to keeping stakeholders informed. Please visit the Office of Digital Transformation website for more information on the FDA's IT initiatives.

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