Paragon Technology

Portfolio Management / Acquisition Specialist (CPIC)

Job Location US-DC | US-MD


Paragon Technology Group, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic technology solutions to the public sector. Founded in 1997, Paragon has been recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. Paragon delivers an extensive suite of IT services across the public sector and is renowned for delivering technical excellence in every client engagement.


Responsible for assisting federal client in developing and managing IT Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and Portfolio Management of solutions. Develop CPIC and IT investment documents, templates, policy, training, and analysis that allows the client to manage their IT investment portfolio. Assists in collecting data and metrics to support IT investment analysis and compliance reporting including submission of OMB's A-11 and A-130, FITARA for the agency's annual and monthly federal IT budget submissions. Assists in administering the agency's electronic Capital Planning and Investment Control tool (eCPIC).


Duties include, but are not limited to, evaluating IT acquisition and performance management data and artifacts, e.g. Business Cases, Acquisition Strategies/Plans, Budget requests, Operational Analysis and Risk Management plans, conducting reviews, and the interpretation, development, and execution of policy and procedures. Responsible for assisting with the capture and synthesis of all investment and acquisition data in authoritative repositories (to include the use of SharePoint and eCPIC tools), and using such information to analyze and provide recommendations supporting data-driven decisions. Works with ITIM personnel to perform various reviews and analyses to ensure IT investments perform according to plan. Use industry standards and best practices to provide advice and guidance to OCIO management and program managers on adjusting plans to improve performance, reduce risks, and increase probability of success for IT projects. Support CPIC processes by providing in-depth analysis to support decisions to invest in technology resources.


Responsible for support to the IT acquisition review process to include reviewing, updating, and monitoring the IT acquisition plan and maintaining the IT acquisition review process used for all IT acquisition requests, in accordance with defined acquisition procedures. Manage review of all IT acquisitions including interagency agreements, statements of work, performance work statements, and statements of objectives. Ensure contracts have the proper language related to IT investments and are aligned with the Enterprise Architecture, and ensure proper reporting of IT spending. Develop tools, templates, and other mechanisms to facilitate data and information provision and the completion of IAM process activities. Develop and maintain a CPIC activity calendar to include acquisitions and OMB due dates. Develop and review CPIC artifacts, outreach reports, and support all CPIC phases with analysis and investment planning, coordination, and support. Support submission of annual reports, updates to products and templates, and development and capture of related metrics.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Information Technology or analysis field;
  • A minimum of three years experience performing CPIC planning and analysis activities for a Federal client;
  • Expert understanding of budget formulation processes within the Federal space;
  • Knowledge of the development and role of Enterprise Architectures, and how they inform IT investment decisions;
  • Familiar with the interpreting and applying the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR);
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders at a senior level;
  • Excellent oral and written skills;
  • Able to perform with only minor direction; ability to work as part of team;
  • Must be able to obtain agency clearance (background investigation)


Paragon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.


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