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Federal Integrated Business Framework

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What is the Federal Integrated Business Framework (FIBF)?
The FIBF is a model that enables the Federal government to better coordinate and document common business needs across agencies, focusing on outcomes, data, and cross-functional end-to-end business processes. It is the essential first step towards standards that will drive economies of scale and leverage the government’s buying power. The FIBF includes five components:

    • 1. Federal Business Lifecycles, service areas, functions, and activities serve as the basis for a common understanding of what services agencies need and solutions should offer.
    • 2. Business Capabilities are the outcome-based business needs mapped to Federal government authoritative references, forms, and data standards.
    • 3. Business Use Cases are a set of agency “stories” that document the key activities, inputs, outputs, and other LOB intersections to describe how the Federal government operates.
    • 4. Standard Data Elements identify the minimum data fields required to support the inputs and outputs noted in the use cases and capabilities.
    • 5. Performance Metrics define how the government measures successful delivery of outcomes based on timeliness, efficiency, and accuracy targets.

The cross-functional end-to-end business processes the FIBF currently covers include:

010. Budget Formulation-to-Execution
020. Acquire-to-Dispose
030. Request-to-Procure
040. Procure-to-Pay
050. Bill-to-Collect
060. Record-to-Report
070. Agree-to-Reimburse
080. Apply-to-Perform
091. Post-to-Onboard (Talent Acquisition)
092. Needs-to-Outcomes (Talent Development)
093. Plan-to-Appraise (Employee Performance Management)
094a. Plan-to-Compensate (Payroll & T&A)
094b. Plan-to-Compensate (Compensation and Benefits)
095e. Counseling-to-Retirement (Separation and Retirement)
100. Book-to-Reimburse
110. Apply-to-Repay

How is the FIBF being built?
The FIBF is being developed and defined by cross-agency working groups led by the respective Managing Partner/Service Area Lead.
Service AreaManaging Partner/Service Area Lead
Financial ManagementTreasury, Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation
Grants ManagementInteragency Workgroup
Human CapitalOffice of Personnel Management, Human Resources Line of Business
Information Systems SecurityDHS Information Systems Security Line of Business
ProcurementDHS Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Records ManagementNational Archives and Records Administration
TravelGSA Federal Acquisition Service

As a part of the development process, the FIBF is also being examined from a cross-functional perspective by the Business Standards Council. This is a key component of achieving a cross-functional, interoperable set of government-wide standards for administrative services.