Original Date: 07/10/2006
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Information : Information Technology Strategic Plan
Tobyhanna Army Depot’s Information Technology Strategic Plan provides the user community with the best possible services and products at the best value to the government by ensuring that all information technology initiatives and activities are mapped directly or indirectly back to one or more of the depot’s Strategic Plan business objectives, which directly support the warfighter.
The Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP) provides the IT roadmap for TYAD based on the principle that all IT initiatives and activities must map either directly or indirectly back to one or more of TYAD’s Strategic Plan (SP) business objectives and must adhere to Network Enterprise Technology Command’s (NETCOM’s) vision “to transform the Army Enterprise Infostructure to provide decision dominance for the knowledge-enabled warfighter and business stewards.” Due to the importance of the TYAD SP to the success of the TYAD ITSP, the following assumptions are made: The TYAD SP is stable and will be subject to only minor periodic adjustments (course corrections)
Major changes in strategic direction may be necessary as the exception and not the norm
The Architecture and Systems and Application Design Divisions use the following documents and processes in producing the ITSP: Information Technology Master Plan
Capability Purchase Requests
Central and mass purchase of products and services
The plan provides five baseline services that include Communication Systems and Systems Support (including voice and data networks), Visual Information processes (including graphic art and imagery), Document Management (records management), Information Assurance (including communication security and computer security), and Automation (data services and applications including e-mail). All baseline services and request for additional services must meet the following criteria: Can the infostructure support the information system?
Is there a negative impact to the existing information system?
Does the information system introduce any security vulnerabilities?
Can the information system be managed and sustained?
The implementation of the ITSP will ensure that the infostructure is in line with best business practices and the governance and guidance of NETCOM. The adoption of baseline services and configuration in conjunction with refresh and modernization plans will keep the technology current and provide the complete information needs of the user community, offering the user community the best possible services and products at the best value to the government.
The Directorate of Information Management’s (DOIM’s) vision statement to “provide an Information Technology Architecture in support of the Business Process, and emerging technologies to ensure TYAD’s competitive advantage” succinctly reflects the ITSP’s purpose. To ensure that the TYAD SP objectives and DOIM IT standards are met, a number of policies and procedures have been implemented. No single approach for IT use is inherently better than another, but enterprises should match their business drives, intensity of demand for information, organizational strategy, culture, and capabilities to the overall business strategy for procuring and using IT. The TYAD ITSP meets these maxims and is well-written, facilitating the enterprise execution of the depot’s IT strategy by adopting mainstream, proven technologies into a portfolio approach that yields the greatest business benefit with the least amount of risk.
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