Information & Systems ManagementScott Minnis2020-09-03T19:30:55+00:00
11th Hour Service’s Information & Systems Management offering includes services that focus specifically on enhancing the capabilities of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) communities, and in support of secondary communities like the CFO, Operations, Performance, HR, etc. This includes, but is not limited to:
Information is power – whether for honorable or nefarious purposes. With risks continuing to arise around the safety of an organization’s information, our processes help to provide safety for that information. Further, our approach helps management ensure the information is being accessed by the appropriate parties and is being used for its intended purpose. This includes, but is not limited to:
Information system strategy and investment;
System governance, policy development, and monitoring;
Internet, network, and database administration;
Mobile and non-traditional device management;
Cryptology and encryption standards and methods;
Business continuity planning;
Disaster recovery planning; and
Virtualization and cloud computing.
Systems Implementation, Integration, and Modernization
Implementing a new system, or integrating multiple systems into one system, can be one of the most complex and daunting tasks an organization can undertake. Our method breaks down the process into seven phases, and we work with key stakeholders to ensure everyone understands those phases and their impact on each other. The seven phases include:
Pre-planning and strategy development;
Planning and analysis;
Development and/or customization;
Configuration and end-user interface refinement;
Training, Outreach, and Knowledge transfer;
Deployment or “go-live”; and
Share Services Transitioning
Shared services can be as minor as transitioning a Time and Attendance system, or as relatively major as transitioning an entire financial management and reporting system. Regardless of the size of the endeavor, the goal is the same – to use an existing proven platform by positively transforming business operations and ultimately reduce cost and burden.
Our teams work with the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Unified Share Service Management (USSM) office and leverage the Modernization and Migration (M3) Framework to enable the system transformation to a shared service including:
DATA Act Implementation and Compliance
The Digital Accountability and Transparence Act of 2014 established five requirements:
Requirement 1 – Expand the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (31 U.S.C. 6101 note) by disclosing direct Federal agency expenditures and linking Federal contract, loan, and grant spending information to programs of Federal agencies to enable taxpayers and policy makers to track Federal spending more effectively;
Requirement 2 – Establish Government-wide data standards for financial data and provide consistent, reliable, and searchable Government-wide spending data that is displayed accurately for tax- payers and policy makers on USASpending.gov (or a successor system that displays the data);
Requirement 3 – Simplify reporting for entities receiving Federal funds by streamlining reporting requirements and reducing compliance costs while improving transparency;
Requirement 4 – Improve the quality of data submitted to USASpending.gov by holding Federal agencies accountable for the completeness and accuracy of the data submitted; and
Requirement 5 – Apply approaches developed by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board to spending across the Federal Government.
Our teams help agencies establish their data standards (requirement 1), simplify the reporting of their data (requirement 2), improve the quality of their data (requirement 3), expand the accountability of agencies and their data (requirement 4), and apply proven approaches to reporting data (requirement 5) based on the DATA Act Information Model Schema (DAIMS). Additionally, our teams have established analytic base models to validate compliance, or any potential gaps, as the data standards in the DAIMS are updated.