ICH’s charter is to aid Enterprise Users, IT Program Managers and Management Executives in assuring mission outcomes through effective and efficient acquisition of technical solutions.ICH operates as an open and inclusive architecture collaboratory that provides consulting services, architecture research, and education to ensure the business value of technology.ICH does not develop, integrate, sell or test any technology to avoid any appearances of conflict of interest.
ICH value proposition:In partnership with its public services partners, ICH has established a extensive knowledge sharing network and acquisition decision framework that effectively aligns business needs with interoperable solution sets validated by real world implementation and testing results.ICH’s Evidenced Based Research repurposes the combined expertise and experiences of many communities of interest outside the reach of the defense industrial complex and traditional federal suppliers.The ICH has direct interface with both the government and industry CIO community which results in broad based contact and highly effective working relationships.Meaningful Work gets done with ICH behind it.
ICH’s primary focus is as a trusted advisor supporting the information technology acquisition lifecycle. ICH supports key activities by facilitating in business process re-engineering and critical research and assessment activities need to both transform and inform the IT Acquisition process.ICH’s partnership network and reuse methods provide clients with the highest value and lowest overall cost, while avoiding potential conflicts of interest.Highest value engagements include;
·Facilitated Value Stream Analysis,
·Requirements & Capability Prioritization and Vitality Assessment,
·Facilitated Market Research (defines Realm of the Possible),
·Solution Architectures Audit and Certification,
·IT Process and Asset Portfolio Gap Assessment,
·Technology and Vendor Readiness Assessments,
·Facilitated Service Level Agreement (SLA) and Measures of Effectiveness (MOE)
·Acquisition Readiness Assessment,
·Industry Best Practices Benchmarking,
·Analysis of Alternatives and Evaluation of Alternatives,