UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
January 15, 2009
 
In Reply Refer To:
1265 (550) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 01/22/2009
Instruction Memorandum No. 2009-059
Expires: 09/30/2010
 
To:                  Director-National Operation Center, AD-800, State Director-Oregon
 
From:              Assistant Director, Information Resources Management
 
Subject:          Request for National Inventory of Information Technology Contracts
                                                                                 DD:  01/30/2009
 
Program Area: Information Resources Management
 
Purpose: The purpose of this Instruction Memorandum (IM) is to establish a baseline of all Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Information Technology (IT) contracts for goods and services. The baseline will provide a defined inventory of IT contracts and update the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Exhibit 300 Part 1, Section C:  Acquisition/Contract Strategy (All Capital Assets).       
 
Policy/Action: The action requested is for the Director of the National Operations Center (NOC) to conduct a national inventory of all Information Technology (IT) contracts and provide an analysis on their status bureau-wide. Attachment 1 provides a template of the categories requested. The goal of this is to baseline the inventory in order to improve system life cycle management practices and enhance budgeting execution in all aspects of IT contracting. 
 
Time Frame: The baseline inventory is due to the Assistant Director, Information Resources Management on Friday, January 30, 2009. 
 
Budget Impact: None.
 
Background: In June 2008, BLM kicked off an initiative to establish best management practices throughout the IT acquisition lifecycle. This initiative, aligned with the Managing for Excellence (M4E) Initiative, called for three activities: 
  •  An Inventory of existing IT contracts
  • A review of existing IT acquisition business practices
  • Compilation of information on industry and government acquisition best practices
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None
 
Contact: Theresa Coleman, Chief, Division of Investment Management (WO-550) at
(202) 452-5039.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                Authenticated by:
Scott E. MacPherson                                                 Robert M. Williams
Acting, Assistant Director                                          Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Information Resources Management
 
 
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