The Department of Defense is the largest Federal agency in terms of IT estimated spending in FY 2011, with a budget of $36.9 billion. DoD’s IT investments are focused on supporting the agency’s mission by bringing information to the achievement of mission success in warfighting, business, and intelligence. Major IT investments in FY 2011 include the Army’s Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, Air Force's Information Transport Services, and Navy’s JTRS - Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station. 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.