(a) In General.— The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall encourage the use of performance-based and results-based management in fulfilling the responsibilities assigned under section
3504(h) of title
(b) Evaluation of Agency Programs and Investments.—
(1) Requirement.— The Director shall evaluate the information resources management practices of the executive agencies with respect to the performance and results of the investments made by the executive agencies in information technology.
(2) Direction for executive agency action.— The Director shall issue to the head of each executive agency clear and concise direction that the head of each agency shall—
(A)establish effective and efficient capital planning processes for selecting, managing, and evaluating the results of all of its major investments in information systems;
(B)determine, before making an investment in a new information system—
(i)whether the function to be supported by the system should be performed by the private sector and, if so, whether any component of the executive agency performing that function should be converted from a governmental organization to a private sector organization; or
(ii)whether the function should be performed by the executive agency and, if so, whether the function should be performed by a private sector source under contract or by executive agency personnel;
(C)analyze the missions of the executive agency and, based on the analysis, revise the executive agency’s mission-related processes and administrative processes, as appropriate, before making significant investments in information technology to be used in support of those missions; and
(D)ensure that the information security policies, procedures, and practices are adequate.
(3) Guidance for multiagency investments.— The direction issued under paragraph (2) shall include guidance for undertaking efficiently and effectively interagency and Federal Government-wide investments in information technology to improve the accomplishment of missions that are common to the executive agencies.
(4) Periodic reviews.— The Director shall implement through the budget process periodic reviews of selected information resources management activities of the executive agencies to ascertain the efficiency and effectiveness of information technology in improving the performance of the executive agency and the accomplishment of the missions of the executive agency.
(5) Enforcement of accountability.—
(A) In general.— The Director may take any action that the Director considers appropriate, including an action involving the budgetary process or appropriations management process, to enforce accountability of the head of an executive agency for information resources management and for the investments made by the executive agency in information technology.
(B) Specific actions.— Actions taken by the Director may include—
(i)recommending a reduction or an increase in the amount for information resources that the head of the executive agency proposes for the budget submitted to Congress under section
1105(a) of title
(ii)reducing or otherwise adjusting apportionments and reapportionments of appropriations for information resources;
(iii)using other administrative controls over appropriations to restrict the availability of amounts for information resources; and
(iv)designating for the executive agency an executive agent to contract with private sector sources for the performance of information resources management or the acquisition of information technology.
Pub. L. 104–106, div. E, title LI, § 5113, Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 681.
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