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Federal IT Capital Planning and Investment Control (with CD) by Patricia A. Kelley, Thomas G. Kessler

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CHAPTER 4

Strategically Positioning CPIC within the Organization

Obviously we will never completely eliminate fraud, waste, and error in an operation as large and complex as the federal government. Some of the ludicrous situations we uncover, however, make you wonder if anyone is even trying.

—SENATOR FRED THOMPSON, PREFACE TO GOVERNMENT AT THE BRINK, 20011

The high cost and inherent risks of large IT projects are well known. CPIC provides a framework for managing IT investments and for identifying and mitigating associated development and operational risks. The three chapters in Part I provided an overview of the CPIC phases and process, including its underpinnings in legislation and regulation. This chapter discusses the importance of CPIC ...

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