Internal IT Governance

Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC)

Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) is the primary IT governance and management methodology at HHS for selecting, managing, and evaluating the performance of IT investments.

CPIC/IT Budgeting reporting is coordinated by the NIH Office of the CIO (OCIO) in conjunction with the ICs. For more information about the IT Budget, see the IT Budget page.

Policy

HHS OCIO Policy for IT Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) – February 26, 2010.

Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC)

The HHS Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) Policy provides an enterprise-wide, standard methodology for planning, managing, and overseeing IT projects over their entire life cycle. It establishes ten standard life cycle phases and project and stage gate reviews for IT projects.

For information about how EPLC is implemented at NIH, please see the Project Management EPLC page.

Policy

HHS OCIO Policy for IT Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) – October 6, 2008.

Information Technology Management Committee (ITMC)

The NIH ITMC is established by the NIH Chief Information Officer (CIO). Composed of the senior IT officials from each Institute and Center (IC), the ITMC advises the NIH CIO on information technology (IT) management and planning and serves as a communication vehicle between the IC and the CIO on IT issues.

Further information can be found on ITMC Sharepoint.

Information Technology Work Group (ITWG)

The NIH ITWG, established by the NIH Director as part of the NIH Steering Committee, provides guidance and oversight on NIH IT management issues. The ITWG is advisory to the NIH Director, NIH Steering Committee, and NIH Chief Information Officer. The ITWG serves as one of several functional working groups of the NIH Steering Committee, the governance body of NIH. Governance is the overall framework established by the NIH Director to develop NIH-wide strategic direction, exercise stewardship over resources, and provide management oversight. IT governance involves decision rights, decision-making, and related input and accountability.