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IT Systems Life Cycle Management Directive

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FBI, IT Systems Life Cycle Management Directive (LCMD).

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The Directive has established nine phases that occur during the development, implementation, and retirement of IT projects. During these phases, specific requirements must be met for the project to obtain the necessary FBI management approvals to proceed to the next phase. The nine phases of development, implementation, and retirement are:

The approvals to proceed from one phase to the next occur through seven control gates, where management boards meet to discuss and approve or disapprove a project's progression to future phases of development and implementation. The seven control-gate reviews provide management control and direction, decision-making, coordination, confirmation of successful performance of activities, and determination of a system's readiness to proceed to the next life cycle phase. The seven control gate reviews that represent the approval of an IT project are:

At each control gate, executive-level reviews determine system readiness to proceed to the next phase of the IT systems life cycle. Evidence of readiness is presented and discussed at each control gate review in the form of deliverables, checklists, and documented decisions. Regardless of the development model used for a particular program or project, all control gate reviews should be performed unless an agreement is made to skip or combine reviews. Depending upon the development model employed, programs or projects may pass through the control gates more than once.

The control gate reviews also provide executive-level controls to ensure that IT projects are adequately supported and reviewed before a project receives additional funding. Five executive-level review boards serve as the decision authority for the control gate reviews:

  • Investment Management Project Review Board (IMPRB) leads the System Concept Review and the Acquisition Plan Review and ensures all IT acquisitions are aligned and comply with FBI policies, strategic plans, and investment management requirements.
  • Technical Review Board leads the Final Design Review and ensures IT systems comply with technical requirements and meet FBI needs.
  • Change Management Board leads the Deployment Readiness Review, System Test Readiness Review, Operational Acceptance Review, and the * Disposal Review, and controls and manages developmental and operational efforts that change the FBI's operational IT environment.
  • Enterprise Architecture Board ensures IT systems comply with Enterprise Architecture requirements.

IT Policy Review Board establishes, coordinates, maintains and oversees implementation of IT policies.

Project-level reviews help determine a project's readiness to proceed to the next phase of the project life cycle. Each project-level review provides information to the executive-level control gates as data is developed and milestones are completed. They include the following:

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