HUD's governance structure supports HUD communication, decision-making goals, and legislated requirements. It has been established to properly manage the IT portfolio.
The structure empowers business areas to influence IT strategic priorities and ensure that all portfolio activities align with mission area needs. This process requires significant business area participation in the activities of the IT governance bodies illustrated below.
The Executive Investment Board (EIB) is comprised of the Department's senior leaders. Its responsibilities include defining and implementing HUD's strategic direction, managing the Department's investment portfolio, and directly funding, overseeing, and reviewing complicated, costly, and highly visible projects.
The Customer Care Committee (CCC) is comprised of executives that manage HUD's IT investments and perform project oversight. The CCC's responsibilities include ensuring that investments and projects align with the Department's strategic plan, reviewing and submitting investment recommendations to the EIB, and coordinating with the Investment Review Sub-Committee and Technical Review Sub-Committee regarding investment and project management.
The Investment Review Sub-Committee (IRC) is comprised of business area personnel that focus on on investment management oversight. Its responsibilities include reviewing all business cases to ensure their alignment with the Department's strategic goals, and providing guidance in the creation of OMB Exhibit 300s and Exhibit 53s. The IRC's members participate in the annual IT budget formulation process as representatives of their respective business areas.
The Technical Review Sub-Committee (TRC) is comprised of key personnel from within the OCIO. It focuses on project management oversight and technical architecture. Its responsibilities include ensuring that each segment of the architecture remains in alignment with the Department's strategic goals, monitoring all of HUD's IT projects, and providing analysis to the IRC, CCC, and EIB as needed. The TRC acts as a control gate in the PPM Life Cycle to ensure that necessary artifacts are produced and mandatory procedures are followed.