case study

Delivering a dashboard to track
Federal IT spending


The Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the United States, located within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is appointed by the President to oversee federal technology spending, IT policy, and strategic planning of all Federal IT investments.


Barely weeks on the job, the nation’s first-ever Federal CIO needed insight into the $80 Billion the Federal Government spends annually on its more than 10,000 projects. And he needed it fast – he’d promised Congress, under oath, that a web-based dashboard would be up and running in 60 days to replace the largely paper-based process the government was currently using to monitor its IT portfolio.

While the government’s team on the ground had the subject matter expertise, strong relationships with Federal agencies and solid technical capabilities, they needed an outside partner to bring fresh thinking to help to find the innovative path and transform how the Government managed IT investments. And they needed agile project management capabilities to ensure the aggressive deadline and commitment to Congress could be met. So they turned to Incapsulate to lead the effort to conceptualize, design and build the Federal IT Dashboard – a website open to the public that would shine a light on the largest IT portfolio in the world.


Working side by side with the existing team, Incapsulate was able to employ an agile-delivery program management framework that helped the government launch the Federal IT Dashboard


In less than the promised 60 days – and for the first time ever, the American people were able to see how their taxpayer dollars were being spent on Federal IT projects.

You can view the current version of the IT Dashboard at

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