Assess continually the external and internal issues and trends that may affect the mission and the way in which we must respond to meet it successfully.
Evaluate and adjust management and strategic plans to ensure that potential problems or weaknesses are managed before they develop into crises.
Develop and employ strategies that will focus on achieving results—strategies that will: define the basis for developing policies, making decisions, taking actions, allocating resources, and defining program definition; and clarify why the organization exists, what it does, and why it does it—providing a bridge to understanding how the Commission connects to its environment.
Refine existing workforce planning tools and hiring strategies to better target mission-critical staff competencies needed in future years.
Continue adjusting agency ability to compete as an employer with total compensation programs under the FSRIA mandates.
Continue to develop and enhance e-learning and other training and development initiatives to build staff’s competencies in mission-critical areas.
Link business decisions on IT resources to CFTC strategic goals and establish a decision-making process for allocation of IT resources.
Build roadmap for all IT systems requirements to improve planning, resource allocation, systems development and capital planning.
Build/ensure robust information security program.
Improve access to information with user-centric Web sites that provide current, consistent, and accurate information.
Secure agency assets by ensuring appropriate internal controls on assets and providing a basis for life cycle management of assets.
Build/ensure archives management program that supports electronic records and improves handling, management, and storage of records.
Improve IT customer service by improving linkage between program areas and short and long-term technology goals.
Build a Contingency Planning Program to ensure that the CFTC is prepared for emergencies and is fully capable of recovery and reconstitution.
Comply with U.S. Homeland Security directives and improve Federal identification procedures in the event of a disaster.
Standardize furniture assets and implement life cycle management; improving financial planning, management, and maintenance.
Manage events proactively to ensure effective application of scarce resources and to improve customer service.
Ensure a clean independent audit opinion of the agency’s financial statements by improving internal controls and improving financial reporting.
Execute an audit remediation plan to correct any deficiencies and/or implement recommendations.
Integrate budget and performance information to improve management and performance of the Commission.
Undertake IT investments reviews to ensure the prudence of ongoing IT investments.
Undertake physical security upgrades commensurate with Federal Protective Service Level III facility standards.
Integrate contingency planning efforts of the Commission according to risk management principles and methodologies.