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Technology Committee
6/19/08 1:48 PM
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Status Report from Technology Chair - Current Action Items 06/18/2008
No.
Action Item
Background & Current Status
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Technology Committee
Restructuring:
Agreed Action:
Work with other committees to
assess technology and
exchange information
needs
Historically, WBENC’s enterprise information system has suffered due to its confidentiality,
integrity and availability to the organization’s mission. After conducting a very
detailed strengths; weaknesses; opportunities and threat assessment; a formal plan
was submitted to the executive management of WBENC and to the technology
committee chair which outlined a technical platform and strategy from which the
emerging strategic plan could be delivered/supported. In the past, system upgrades
were frequently conducted for the sole benefit of specific feature and function
benefits. However, WBENC as an Organization sought to improve their competitive
advantage and business effectiveness in the marketplace; we have implemented
improvements in user productivity as a driving factor to support the investment in
technology upgrades. To enhance the corporate connectivity strategy[1], a new VOIP
phone system was implemented seamlessly across all WBENC operating Offices.
This effort was all inclusive as it provided the base infrastructure necessary to
establishing a complete infrastructure stabilization plan. The new strategy builds
upon the original goals set forth by the technology committee and previous
management objectives. The stable infrastructure provides for a greater focus in
terms of improving the security and integrity of both the council’s information and
technology assets.
The following details critical milestones that were accomplished since the last reporting period,
and depicts the new WBENC technical environment that provides scalable technical
solutions, delivered within relative industry standards[2]/policy framework that has
been key to enabling services to not only improve, stabilize but transform its
capability to meet critical business imperatives:
The committee will
continuously monitor
the strategic plan
and actively look for
opportunities where
technology will
provide an
underpinning layer of
support for WBENC
to accomplish its
operational goals
WBENC internal technology
development will
continue under the
new IT leadership.
The technology
Committee will be
utilized as an
information and
funding resource
body on an as
needed basis.
The Committee Chair and the
Interim CIO will
communicate
frequently on new
technology
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milestones as the
Open or
Closed
Ongoing
Updated after Interim
Telecon 04/28/2008
Issue Owner
Benita Fortner
Steven Sudler
Jason Moore
[1] WBENC’s Corporate connectivity strategy: Provisioning voice and data networks
across the enterprise to connect, manage and enable organizational application
productivity.
[2] ISO 27001, NIST: 800-18, 800-31, 800-34, 800-41, 800-44, 800-50; 800-53A, 800-55, 80060, 800-77;
ISACA: COBIT 4.1; Val IT
Finance Committee: Identified new financial system and obtained funding (Raytheon) to meet
shortfalls in WBENC’s budget
Raytheon intends to contribute $15,000 to assist in the funding of WBENC’s new Microsoft
Great Plains financial system to integrate with its existing stable infrastructure. The
system will enhance WBENC’s financial reporting to the board and its constituents.
IT Management Guiding principles Developed:
Information will be captured once as close to its source as possible and
shared many times reducing duplication and improving consistency
Shared information will be registered and controlled
Information will be managed in a secure way ensuring continuity of
operations
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Status Report from Technology Chair - Current Action Items 06/18/2008
No.
Action Item
4
Develop Enabling Technology
that assist the Executive Team
in executing the strategic plan.
Agreed Action:
Review Balance Scorecard and
Performance Metrics to baseline
Membership and Program
Evaluation
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Work with RPO’s to identify
technology needs –
assist in leveraging
network IT best
practices and
identifying cost
effective IT
solutions
Agreed Action:
Continue to review the industry
for cost effective
technology solutions.
Create Forum or Roundtable
Background & Current Status
Following the strategic brainstorming session associated with building staff. It was
unilaterally determined that additional metrics were needed to provide
baselines in performance.
The following two types of systems have been identified as viable candidates and both
are compatible with the work systems currently installed within WBENC
Infrastructure:
Open
Issue Owner
Steven Sudler
Jason Moore
Benita Fortner
Project Management Office Systems: MS Project and Portfolio Management
System
Cognos Program metrics and Balance Scorecard.
WBENC has established best technology practices that creates economies of scale to
its user base and its staff members who are charged with executing its strategic plan.
To properly evaluate the need for technology and how to implement them, WBENC
Technology teams have found it necessary to explore what each can offer and attempt
to forecast the future capabilities. These tools improve and expand rapidly. By sharing
our findings with RPO’s heavily engaged in certification and WBE cultivation; we feel
that this will enable them to meet their critical imperatives more readily with updated
Technical Information on infrastructure, and operational procedures.
Open
Steven Sudler
Jason Moore
Heather Herndon
Wright
Benita Fortner
We Propose the following:
Information Sharing: Two forms: Direct through the establishment of regular
communications with the local technology staff member and executive leadership of the
RPO.
Discount Sharing: Through various corporate memberships WBENC has established
central accounts that enables the organization to purchase centrally @ reduced cost.
Hence we propose the following:
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Open or
Closed
Updated after Interim
Telecon 04/28/2008
Schedule monthly conference calls to discuss current technical needs
Convey the WBENC discount on technology
Assist in establishing policies and procedures
Convey Best Practices
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Status Report from SCC Chair - Current Action Items 06/18/2008
No.
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Action Item
1.
Work with Corp
Members to identify
IT training and
support resources
that can be leveraged
across the WBENC
network
Background & Current Status
 Efforts underway to compile listing of corporate technology enhancement resources to be
made available at local / and national WBENC events
Open or
Closed
Issue Owner
Ongoing
Benita Fornter
Steven Sudler
Open
Ann Mullan
Heather Herndon
Wright
Steven Sudler
Benita Fornter
Agreed Action:
Develop Data-based Value
Proposition for Supplier
Diversity Programs
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1.
Digitization of the
Certification Process:
Project Kermit
Agreed Action:
The Standards Committee is
studying the
advantages of
moving to electronic
submission of the
required documents.
Applications for WBENC certification include the submission of documents required to
establish that the applicant’s business is women-owned, operated and controlled. The
current submission method is hard copy. Hard copy submission is expensive, with the
most important cost impact being the archive costs to store these application documents
and files. In addition, the administrative costs to manage current and archived files is
also most likely significant
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
Project Kermit
Background
Provide the background
information needed for
the WBENC Standards
Committee to make a
recommendation on
electronic vs. hard
copy submission of
documents
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Applications for WBENC certification include the submission of documents
required to establish that the applicant’s business is women-owned, operated
and controlled. The current submission method is hard copy. Hard copy
submission is expensive, with the most important cost impact being the archive
costs to store these application documents and files. In addition, the
administrative costs to manage current and archived files is also most likely
significant.
The Standards Committee is studying the advantages of moving to electronic
submission of the required documents.
Objective of Project Kermit
Provide the background information needed for the WBENC Standards
Committee to make a recommendation on electronic vs. hard copy submission of
documents.
Project Plan
The project plan has the following phases:

Information gathering: this phase will provide important information on
three major cost drivers, and on the security of both the current state and
any proposed solutions:

Analysis of data:

Recommendation/decision: The Standards Committee should develop a
recommendation for the Board of Directors, based on its analysis of the
data provided. If the data collected during this initial project is insufficient,
o Administrative costs to handle incoming files and archived files.
o Cost of storage space.
o Certification committee members’ costs to attend meetings.
o Security: Current file security and future file security under
proposed solution(s).
o Current state data will be based on the results of a survey of the
regional partner organizations
o Possible future state data will be based on discussion with two
subject matter experts. Other SMEs can be added, if necessary
and requested.
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