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As per the FPA Scope Definition: 1) FPA will provide information relative to cost-effective, interagency, wildland fire management programs for a range of budget levels. 2) Cost-effective program scenarios will recognize the interactions among fire pAs per the FPA Scope Definition: 1) FPA will provide information relative to cost-effective, interagency, wildland fire management programs for a range of budget levels. 2) Cost-effective program scenarios will recognize the interactions among fire program components (e.g., the synergistic interactions of fuels treatments and suppression of unwanted wildland fires). These scenarios will be evaluated at the Fire Planning Unit (FPU) and national level to develop effective program options. A functional prototype was completed in 2008; full implementation is currently on-going.The FPA Phase 2 (FPA-2) project focuses on implementing an analysis tool to support strategic planning and budgeting for a comprehensive, interagency fire management program at the national level. FPA provides land managers with the ability to analyze and determine the cost-optimized wildland fire management program and its effects on multiple program objectives at any budget level. The investment project, Fire Program Analysis - Phase 2 (FPA-2), is an interagency project of the five federal wildland fire management agencies: * US Forest Service (USFS) * Department of Interior (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) * DOI National Park Service (NPS) * DOI U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) *DOI Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). These fire management agencies are also the primary beneficiaries of this investment. FPA-2 has involved the National Association of State Foresters as well as state and local fire organizations. The FPA-2 project will close important performance gaps for the interagency wildland fire management agencies, including gaps identified in: Federal Wildland Fire Policy, National Fire Plan, The congressional report titled "Developing an Interagency, Landscape Scale Fire Planning Analysis and Budget Tool", November 2001 (Hubbard Report), as well as discussions with and direction from OMB and the Congressional Appropriations Committee. FPA is chartered by the US Forest Service and DOI.This investment has transactional relationships with other wildland fire investments. More..
FY2013 (CY) Spending
Time frame of Investment
2005 - 2016
No change in status
Thomas J. Vilsack
The Department is working with the agency in improving the overall health and management of this investment and will ensure programmatic plans and datThe Department is working with the agency in improving the overall health and management of this investment and will ensure programmatic plans and data are consistent with the Exhibit 53 and Exhibit 300 information. More..
Number of Projects
|Project Name||Project Life Cycle Costs||Cost Variance||Schedule Variance|
|FPA-P2 - Fire Program Analysis System - Phase 2||$39.18 M|
|Metric Description||Frequency||Unit of Measure||FY2013 Target||Most Recent Actual||Met/Not Met||Updated Date of Most Recent Actual|
|Continued use of FPA application in extent to whicContinued use of FPA application in extent to which agencies use similar models, assumptions, and software to analyze fire program budget requests More..||Quarterly||numbernumber||5||5||Met||2013-03-31|
|% of unscheduled/ unplanned system down time of FP% of unscheduled/ unplanned system down time of FPA infrastructure More..||Quarterly||percentpercent||5||7||Met||2013-03-31|
|Fully functioning application supports FPU- and naFully functioning application supports FPU- and national-level fire planning activities. More..||Quarterly||percentpercent||100||61||Not Met||2013-03-31|
|Extent to which all FPUs were analyzed using the FExtent to which all FPUs were analyzed using the FPA application More..||Quarterly||percentpercent||100||98||Not Met||2013-03-31|
|Creation and maintenance of system enviornments toCreation and maintenance of system enviornments to support business and technical needs More..||Quarterly||numbernumber||4||3||Not Met||2013-03-31|
|Alignment with National Widlland Fire Enterprise AAlignment with National Widlland Fire Enterprise Architecture and modernization blueprint More..||Semi-Annual||percentpercent||75||62||Not Met||2013-03-31|
|Automate back end data loading and process queing Automate back end data loading and process queing to permit government staff to manage routine server processes. More..||Monthly||percentpercent||35||20||Not Met||2013-03-31|
|Related DatasetsRelated Datasets||http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/FPA/index.shtm ...|
|Related DatasetsRelated Datasets||http://www.myfirecommunity.net/|
|Related APIRelated API||http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/FPA/index.shtm ...|
|Related APIRelated API||http://www.myfirecommunity.net/|
|General InformationGeneral Information||http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/FPA/index.shtm ...|
|Related to Broader Program/BusinessRelated to Broader Program/Business||http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/FPA/index.shtm ...|
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|Does the investment have any activities with a planned duration greater than a year?:||No|
|Planned duration of the longest activity (days):||182|
|Average planned duration of in-progress and future activities (days):||182|
|Planned cost of one activity is greater than 25% of total planned cost of all activities?:||No|
|Number of contracts applying modular development principles:||0|
All activity calculations assess only activities with no related child activities.
Note: All descriptions, dates, and costs are as reported by agencies.
This section includes details about the organizations and leadership responsible for the performance of this investment. Many of the details included in the IT Dashboard are based on the agency’s Exhibit 300 (also known as a Business Case), submitted to the Office of Management and Budget. Access this document by clicking View Exhibit 300. Performance Metrics established by the agency can also be viewed here.
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