Setting goals

Officials at the Interior Department's Bureau of Indian Affairs have set their information technology goals. Among them:

Secure systems: Information security is Job One.

Test early, test often: Test solutions before instituting them.

Web design: Design Web sites as planned communities instead of urban sprawl. Sites need to be organized and planned rather than popping up all across the bureau.

Less is more: Consolidate IT where possible, including hardware, software, facilities, services, funding and staff.

Focus on the big picture: Buy IT enterprisewide.

Issue guidelines: Enforce the department's IT investment review process, and complete and enforce the department's IT architecture, which will use commercial products and standardize on those products.

IT everywhere: Manage IT as a standard commodity or utility.

Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs

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