Federal Enterprise Architecture
The Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) Roadmap to Government Transformation relies on enterprise architects to take the government into a market-based organization by 2008. Enterprise architects are the drivers and your map is the business-driven blueprint of the entire FEA. Processes that focus on internal, agency-specific objectives no longer guide enterprise architecutre (EA) development. Instead, enterprise architects are focusing on results and processes that provide a cross-agency framework and interagency uses — from government-specific designs and processes to tools already proven in the commercial sector.
How Does CORE.gov Support Enterprise Architects in this Transformation?
CORE.gov will help enterprise architects reach the target architecture of the new federal enterprise on time and on budget. Our repository's resource records will keep you informed about approved EA processes and pertinent case studies, applications, and tools. Also, see our EA Links of Interest for a robust listing of recent EA resources.
In addition to the registry/repository of available resources, CORE.gov provides workspaces for enterprise architects to work together on brainstorming ideas, building models, and sharing information across agencies. Users can be given different levels of visibility and different roles on CORE.gov workspaces. Virtual collaboration among enterprise architects will contribute to picking up the pace on EA design and development while reducing the prevalence of redundant efforts government wide.
I have laid out an aggressive agenda in this action plan, and I am confident we will be successful. — Richard Burk, Chief Architect, Office and Management and Budget (OMB) Office of E-Government and Information Technology
In March 2005, the OMB published Enabling Citizen Centered Government: 2005 - 2006 FEA PMO Action Plan for the upcoming year's activities. The plan charges federal enterprise architects to replace legacy, agency-centric processes with integrated, citizen-centric applications and processes to improve service delivery to decision makers and the public.
The strategic initiatives for 2005 and 2006 include explaining in business terms the FEA value proposition to the business community. They also call for evolving the FEA to drive results, such as aligning its models to agency strategic planning and examining IT initiatives before investing money in them. Developing Lines of Business and other collaborative opportunities also implement the action plan's theme: to share common business processes and information technologies, such as geospatial profiles, across agencies. Finally, the plan commits to revise the EA assessment tool, Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), to encourage the development of more mature EAs.