Defense Health Agency
We are looking for the below details for each organization. Please summarize where you can, and always include links and references. When you are copying text from a link into the report, be sure to note a “retrieved on date” with the link. The final report for each organization should be at least one page, no more than two pages. Bolded items are the most important. Please keep each section of the template distinct; we will eventually be importing these reports into a database.
1. Name of federal agency or IEEE technical areas
2. URL link to logo graphic if available and embed the logo in the document
3. URL link to primary public web site
4. Mission, vision, purpose statements, description of agency: Full text, include URL if on separate pages
5. Agency organization: Not the personnel org chart, but rather how does this agency fit into the federal system? What are the major sub-organizations under this agency? What is the agency’s parent organization? For example, NIST is a component of Department of Commerce, and under NIST there are sub-orgs for cybersecurity, fire science, etc.
6. Related agencies: Are there clear links to other agencies where it’s obvious there’s current data sharing? For example, NRO, NSA, and NGA all work closely together, which is documented in the NRO public org chart.
7. Data protection issues: Does the organization have specific data protection issues, such as classified data (DoD, DoE, etc), HIPPA data (HHS, VA), PCI data (DoC, Treasury), etc? See if you can find details about any data protection concerns and summarize them, include URLs.
8. Leadership: List name, title, email, telephone, social media, URL for relevant leadership:
a. Chairman, chief executive, department secretary, etc
b. Chief information officer, chief technical officer, chief data officer, etc
c. Chief architect, chief engineer, etc
d. Program executive officers, project officers, etc; ideally we can show technical leadership down to a large-project level
e. If you find an organizational chart, that’s awesome
. How many people are in the organization?
a. How many people does the organization serve?
b. Any data about the size and demographics of the organization.
c. Do a Linked-In search for the organization and see if you can uncover any additional data
10. Budget: Discover and document any details on annual budget for technical issues.
. For IEEE technical areas, this may not be available or it may be buried in IEEE annual budget reports.
a. For federal agencies, this should be available publicly, but note we’re looking for annual budget for technical activities related to IEEE. So, for example, USDA has a budget that covers the whole USDA mission, but there will be a line item for technical projects.
b. We care about the technical budget, but it would also be useful to show that budget in comparison to the overall budget.
c. Any recent historical trend data would be interesting as well, like how the technical budget has changed over the last few years.
11. Technical projects:
. What are the current and planned technical projects, initiatives, activities that the organization will be doing in the current and future years? Provide a summary, a list, and links to resources
a. For each that you list, include a reference back to the IEEE Technical Disciplines list of what might be relevant. For example, in the NRO we can state, “NROL-151 is directly related to IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, and Global Earth Observing System of Systems Community.”
My Agencies below
Industry and Security, Bureau of (BIS)
Defense Health Agency