2009 Information Technology Portfolio


Published: August 25, 2009

Pages: 181

This document, the 2009 Information Technology Portfolio, identifies and updates the investments in information technology (IT) held by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Adjustments to the agency IT investment portfolio occur throughout the course of the fiscal year in the areas of hardware, software, network infrastructure, maintenance, and staffing.

The Department of Information Services (DIS) defines an IT Portfolio as a "compilation of information about an agency’s investments in its IT infrastructure. The information is organized to show how these investments support the agency’s mission and programs and to demonstrate the relationships among current and planned investments. The portfolio enhances the ability of key decision-makers to assess the probable impact of investments on an agency’s programs and infrastructure, as well as on the overall state IT infrastructure."

Accordingly, the purpose of this document is to allow the WDFW to manage its IT investments in the same manner as one would manage other investments, like financial instruments such as stocks or bonds, and real estate. The department recognizes the business value of IT in allowing it to meet its mandated mission of providing sound stewardship of fish and wildlife.

This Portfolio demonstrates the value of IT investments to senior managers in order to prepare them and other stakeholders to make important IT investment decisions. Those stakeholders include Division and Regional managers, the Corporate Data Oversight Committee (CDOC), the Executive Management Team, the Director/Deputy Directors, the Fish and Wildlife Commission, DIS management and staff, the Information Services Board, and members of the Legislature.