Capital Planning and Investment Control

What gets measured gets done.

The Federal Government spends approximately $80 billion on Information Technology annually, and is projected to continue an upward trajectory on the consumption and spending on IT as agencies focus on IT modernization, cyber security, and other IT initiatives. With the exponential growth of technology comes a continuous demand for ensuring the IT Portfolio of an agency is strategically aligned with its mission and goals. Now more than ever, agencies should focus on the way in which they plan, select, control and evaluate their IT.


Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) is a core area of expertise of Tenacious Solutions, LLC. We have helped several agencies with developing, implementing, and running an effective CPIC program. Our approach to CPIC is an integrated one with other areas such as Enterprise Architecture, Risk Management, Governance, Project Management, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and the Acquisition Life Cycle. We take a broader approach since we believe that CPIC as a stand-alone process without inputs and outputs from other agency management frameworks is not a very effective one.


The type of CPIC support we offer includes but is not limited to:


  • Develop agency level CPIC and/or CIO policies
  • Develop detailed CPIC processes and procedures
  • Develop detailed CPIC guidebooks or implementation guides
  • Assist agency project managers with developing business cases (formerly known as Exhibit 300)
  • Assist agency project managers with developing required artifacts needed to complete business case
    (i.e. risk management plans, project management plans, alternative analysis, etc.)
  • Assist with Agency IT Investment Portfolio Summary, Agency Provisioned IT Services Spending Summary
    Agency Data Center Spending Summary, Agency Budget Account Summary, and Business Case reporting and submission
  • Assist with quarterly, monthly, and ad- hoc reporting requirements
  • Develop and provide CPIC training
  • Assist with interpreting and disseminating information when new OMB Guidance comes out and
    making sure all aspects of CPIC program is updated to reflect the OMB updates accordingly
  • Conduct workshops with project managers to provide assistance with any needed CPIC activity
    (i.e. developing metrics, reporting to Federal IT dashboard, conducting a cost-benefit analysis, etc.)
  • Assist with FITARA implementation, reporting requirements, and initiatives


Federal Mandates

Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource  July 27 2016

Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) December 2014

Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) December 2014

Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) February 10, 1996