About The Speaker
Bajinder Paul is HUD’s Deputy Chief Information Officer for IT Operations. He has over 20 years of experience in managing IT programs and organizations, both in the private sector and in the Federal government.

Prior to joining HUD, Bajinder held key IT management positions at the Department of Justice (DoJ) and at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

In August of 2004, Bajinder competed for and was selected for the DoJ/OPM Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program and ranked in the top 10 of the selected candidates. As part of the SES executive development program, Bajinder provided support to DoJ’s CIO in managing an IT investment portfolio that exceeded $2B by developing an effective IT Enterprise Architecture Program framework. Bajinder’s strategic planning and collaboration with the DoJ CIO resulted in the establishment and implementation of the DoJ Enterprise Architecture Program Management Office.

At ATF, as the Chief of the Software Management organization, Bajinder provided strategic, managerial, and operational oversight of ATF’s IT services and solutions that enabled ATF to perform its mission in line with the President’s Management Agenda. Bajinder’s leadership at ATF resulted in his organization receiving one of the highest awards in ATF, the "ATF Director’s Maestro Award" in 2002, and in 2004 for outstanding contribution to the mission of ATF. In addition, Bajinder’s leadership resulted in deploying innovative E-Government solutions and he received the national pioneer E-Government solution award.

Bajinder’s experience in the private sector includes managing complex IT programs, where he provided technical expertise and management in the development and implementation of several weapon control systems for the US Army and the Navy.

Bajinder graduated from Cornell University in 1981 with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He received his Master of Science in Computer Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1994.

Topic Synopsis: IT Infrastructure as a Line of Business – A Paradigm Shift

  • OMB’s perspective and requirements: Infrastructure as a Line of Business across Federal Enterprise
  • Business model:  Shared service, Outsourcing and Performance based
  • Key strategies for migration and consolidation of Infrastructure:  HUD’s success and its business model
  • Service Level, performance based management of HUD’s Infrastructure
  • Lessons learned and migration to agile and business driven enterprise infrastructure.

The Federal government invests approximately $65B in IT annually.  One third of the investment is dedicated to providing infrastructure needs of the federal government.  In an effort to streamline costs and to provide business centric infrastructure service, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has established a new Line of Business for infrastructure.  This paradigm shift will significantly improve how infrastructure services are provided and delivered in the Federal government domain as well as pose significant challenges to the federal agencies.  HUD has been at the forefront of this effort and sets the standards for managing infrastructure.  This presentation will provide an overview of OMB’s perspective and provide HUD’s model and its successes as well as lessons learned.  Beginning in FY08, federal agencies will be required to demonstrate compliance with OMB’s guidance on the new infrastructure Line of Business.