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Information Technology and Clinger Cohen

IT Support
As a seamless extension of the client's IT organization, Cowan & Associates, Inc. provides wide-ranging project management, contractor support, requirements analysis, needs assessments, audits and IT strategic planning. Delivers comprehensive Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) support in planning and executing acquisition of enterprise-wide software, hardware and services. Proficient in Software Asset Management (SAM) and Enterprise Software Acquisition.

IT Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management
C&A provides program support to its DoD clients on IT strategic sourcing and vendor management activities, covering virtually every aspect of information technology sourcing and relationship management. This enables DoD customers to maximize buying power by acquiring and managing the right commercially available IT and services on a DoD-wide basis.

Clinger Cohen Act (CCA)

CCA Certification and/or Confirmation
The C&A Team has extensive expertise in efforts related to compliance with the Clinger Cohen Act (CCA) and its subsequent U.S. Code.  We can assist and facilitate with our client teams to develop and assess the adequacy of documentation providing evidence of acquisition of information technology (IT) as a capital investment based upon mission accomplishment, economic feasibility, return on investment (ROI), measured performance, and other elements. 

Policy and Implementation
The C&A team has extensive expertise in and can support CCA compliance policy, process, and procedures development efforts; provide coordination with appropriate review/approval  entities; and recommend streamlining refinements to existing processes.  We have experts on CCA compliance and implementation related contents of U.S. Code, DoD/DoN Directive/Instructions, and the processes contained in the DoD/DoN Guidebook.  C&A has participated directly in the development of the CCA Compliance Table and its usage over the last six years.

CCA Training
C&A can provide executive and detailed level training on any of the eleven elements of CCA compliance Confirmation, including capital planning, mission support, identification of core priority functions, business process reengineering, and performance management.  Training can also include the administrative processes supporting statutory compliance Certification and regulatory compliance Confirmation for all Acquisition Category programs and related IT contracts.