2015 Winner Profile

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Project Description:
The cabinet agency's Commodity IT Optimization initiative focuses saving money (in an era of shrinking budgets) by gaining efficiencies and improved mission performance through portfolio rationalization, cloud computing and shared services. In other words, DHS is moving from "own and operate" approach to an IT-as-a-service model. The agency identified duplicative systems that could be consolidated or moved to the cloud; regularly assesses the health of major IT projects; and began implementing agile methodologies, portfolio management (in the context of an enterprise architecture) and a functional service catalog. To date DHS has achieved $986 million in cost savings and is projecting $1.2 billion in savings by fiscal year 2016.
Project type:
Business Intelligence or Data Analytics, Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS), Enterprise Architecture
Business Goal:
Financial Impact
Luke McCormack, CIO
Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C.
Revenue (2014):
$60.0 billion
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