OMB upgrades tracking tool for IT projects
- By Mary Mosquera
- Dec 11, 2008
The Office of Management and Budget has added more features to an
application for viewing data about agency information technology
projects that are at risk because of size or management issues, OMB
The application, Visualization for Understanding Expenditures in
Information Technology (Vue-IT) is designed to increase transparency of
agency IT investments by letting users track agency data about IT
investments and their status on the agency's Management Watch List and
the High Risk List, OMB said.
“OMB is committed to continually
improving the transparency, quality, timeliness, and validity of the
data and information we use as a tool in managing our federal IT
portfolio,” said Karen Evans, OMB's administrator for e-government and
Vue-IT organizes the IT projects by agency, bureau and
Federal Enterprise Architecture service grouping, she said. The data is
already public, but OMB has made it more accessible and useful, Evans
Among the added features for following IT investment data are:
- Determining whether the High Risk projects have a baseline with clear goals.
- The ability to export data displayed on pages in standard formats.
- User feedback to OMB through e-mail messages and a wiki community.
new application lso displays investment amounts for some high-risk
projects when the project is a partial component of a larger
investment, Evans said.
Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.