711 words, 2.6 minutes read. By Gerard Blokdyk

IT Security Spending 1 big thing: Lead cost/benefit analysis assessments for various technology options.

The big picture: Safeguard that your personnel is managing the IT-investment review process; recommending new IT projects, program activities, priorities and funding to support the Agency; and, anticipates the needs of the future IT business enterprise.

Why it matters: Make headway so that your company collaborates with project teams, IT, business unit constituents and other stakeholders, including third-party vendors, to conduct information security assessments and solutions development, ensuring accountability for the appropriate balance of risk reduction, cost, resources, delivery and (internal) customer involvement.

Go deeper: Ensure your offers include efficient, cost reducing and effective services (IT Infrastructure Outsourcing, End User Computing Outsourcing, Application Managed Services, and Mainframe Modernization).

Meanwhile: Safeguard that your workforce conducts testing of network systems to ensure current network software products are compatible with system configurations and to ensure operability, efficiency, and compliance with existing standards.

Be smart: Liaison so that your process is responsible for enterprise-wide cloud governance procedures, in the context of IT governance process to ensure cloud services are cost effective, provide value in a safe and reliable manner and comply with regulatory and legal requirements.

How it works: Guarantee your strategy uses benchmarks, performance measurement, and evaluation data, in conjunction with modeling and simulation techniques in planning for increased capacity and to support additional workloads.

What they’re saying: “Certify your personnel performs a wide range and variety of complex IT issues, evaluating and recommending new or enhanced approaches, analyzing and recommending resolution of complex issues, and analyzes and provides cost benefit analysis to decision-makers., IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC), GS-2210-11/12

What we’re hearing: “Manage the expenses (operating and capital) for IT Enterprise Application budgets in conjunction with the finance controllers to ensure all funding requests follow the appropriate governance processes., IT Business Partner (Remote)

State of play: Be confident that your design performs financial reviews and analyses for the department: compiles and evaluates operational data and cost histories; monitors and reviews billing activities, expenditures, and financial reports; conducts detailed cost analysis; makes recommendations to improve cost and operational effectiveness; and participates in budget development.

The backdrop: Work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, develop, implement and support cost effective technology solutions for all aspects of your organization.

On the flip side: Ensure your organizations BCM philosophy is to provide cost effective business continuity strategies for your organizations employees, its critical business functions, (internal) clients and shareholders.

Under the hood: Make sure your personnel is conducting business process reengineering, defining high level outcomes and measures, developing a business case analysis and problem statement, and developing an analysis of alternatives study plan, estimating costs and benefits of the proposed project for presentation to governance boards.


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The bottom line: Lead translation and mapping of business requirements to define objectives for IT infrastructure needs as well as design to develop and implement quality, cost effective solutions.

What’s next: Develop strategies for optimal deployment and adoption of new technology capabilities, services and solutions across the business and/or the end (internal) customers.

ICYMI: Be certain that your process reviews software or equipment under consideration to determine ROI and total cost of ownership throughout the lifecycle of the asset.

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