The Department of Homeland Security is the second largest Federal civilian agency in terms of IT spending in FY 2010, with a budget of $6.5 billion. DHS’s IT investments are focused on supporting the agency’s mission to lead the unified national effort to secure the country and preserve our freedoms. Major IT investments in FY 2010 include CBP - Secure Border Initiative (SBInet), USCIS – Transformation, and CBP - Automated Commercial Environment / International Trade Data System (ACE / ITDS). In addition to working on improving investment management, it is working to streamline its IT operations and secure its communication and information assets.
In order to oversee the management of the government’s major IT investments, the Federal CIO developed a metric for each IT investment based on an evaluation by the agency CIO of whether the investment is likely to achieve its goals.