Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC)
Congress and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) require that each executive agency purposefully manage its IT program to provide assurances that technology expenditures are necessary and will result in demonstrated improvements in mission effectiveness and customer service. The Clinger-Cohen Act legislatively mandates the prudent management of IT investments. One key goal of the Clinger-Cohen Act is for agencies to develop policies and processes ensuring that information systems are developed and operate with acceptable costs, within reasonable and expected time frames, and that contribute to tangible, observable improvements in mission performance and customer service. Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) is the CDC organization charged with this responsibility.