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FDA Information Technology Strategic Plan

FDA Office of Information Management and Technology, IT Strategic Plan,  2015-2018

Office of Information Management and Technology

Information Technology Strategic Plan
2015 - 2018

2017 Update

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In 2016, an update was made to the Strategic Plan to:

  • Account for the activities that have been completed over the last year
  • Ensure alignment with FDA strategic priorities and Center/Office activities
  • Ensure clarity and consistency in the level of details of the Strategic Plan

For 2017, a few initiatives have been clarified, statuses updated, and an additional initiative was added.

Description of UpdatePage Number
Added Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) IT Requirements.Pages 11-12
Updated Initiative 2.3.6 from "Network as a Service" to "Software Defined Network".Page 15 
Added a new Initiative for Paperwork Reduction Act.Page 19
Updated "Status" for the Initiatives. Last Update was made on 9/29.Pages 25-27

FDA's Information Technology Strategic Plan, released in September 2015, was developed by Todd Simpson, FDA's new Chief Information Officer, and his staff following a 90 day assessment that included interviews and an analysis of existing IT processes, technologies, roles, functions and capabilities.

Input was obtained from Agency Leadership, Customers, Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) personnel, FDA's Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Commissioner for Operations, and HHS Departmental Leadership.

The plan follows an agile, balanced scorecard approach used to align business activities with the vision and strategy of the organization, improve internal and external communications and monitor organization performance against strategic goals. Much care was taken to ensure alignment between FDA's strategic objectives and its strategic IT initiatives. It is critically important that initiatives and key performance indicators were aligned with Agency objectives to ensure we are working on the right projects and measuring the right success indicators.

This plan is a living document that will be modified to account for changes in technologies and mission-related objectives, providing flexibility to course correct as technology changes and mission specific requirements evolve. Tactical deliverables are specifically identified as milestones under each initiative and tracked through completion.

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