IT Capital Planning

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What is Capital Planning?

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, defines capital planning as "a decision-making process for ensuring IT investments integrate strategic planning, budgeting, procurement, and IT management in support of agency missions and business needs."

Who's Responsible for DOE Capital Planning?

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) oversees the DOE IT portfolio, while the Information Technology Council (ITC) serves as the primary governance body for Department IT capital planning matters, charged with:

  • reviewing the annual IT budget
  • conducting quarterly control reviews of major IT investments
  • approving and distributing CPIC policies and documentation

The DOE Capital Planning and Investment Control Working Group, established in July 2010, is comprised of representatives from each of the Program and Staff Offices who make CPIC policy recommendations to the ITC.

The Electronic Capital Planning and Investment Control System (eCPIC) is a government-wide, government-owned technology system and web-based service. eCPIC training is provided periodically throughout the year and is specifically designed for personnel inputting data into the system and managing Non-Major and Major reporting.  The training explains ePIC functionality and provides guidance on how to report Non-Major and Major information.  If you have any questions related to the use of eCPIC, eCPIC Training opportunities, or IT Reporting Instructions, please contact the eCPIC Help Desk.