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OCTOBER 17, 2007
8:00am to 4:30pm

Join us for the 2007 Enterprise Architecture Day in the HHS small auditorium of the Humphrey Building, Washington DC. The small auditorium in located on the main floor of the Humphrey building.  Enter the main entrance facing the national mall, proceed toward the back-left of the main hall and follow the sign for auditorium.

Speakers include Michael W. Carleton, HHS Chief Information Officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology, John Teeter, HHS Chief Enterprise Architect, and the FEAC training graduates.

The event will also include the FEAC diploma ceremony for all new HHS Certified Enterprise Architects

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EA DAY Agenda



8:00 – 8:30am – Coffee and Registration

8:30 – 8:45am – Welcome - CAPT Mary Forbes, Certified Enterprise Architect, HHS

8:45 – 9:30am – Using Enterprise Architecture to Produce Results - John Teeter, Chief Enterprise Architect                  -

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the enterprise plan for optimizing the use of resources to achieve strategic goals and objectives. The EA helps HHS plan, invest in, and implement solutions to meet business needs and help manage the IT investment portfolio.  It provides a mechanism for understanding and managing complexity and change.

9:30 – 10:15am – HHS Certified Enterprise Architects Diploma Ceremony

Felix Rausch, FEAC Institute
John Teeter
CAPT Mary Forbes

10:15 – 10:30am – Morning Break

10:30 – 11:00pm – Pandemic All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA): National Health Worker Verification Network - John Antlitz (OS/OCIO), Stephanie Bardack (OS/ASPR), Michelle George ( FDA), Kalai Kandasamy (ACF), Loran Naugher (CDC )

The FEAC PAHPA Wide Team developed an initial draft segment architecture for the National Health Worker Verification Network (NHWVN), which represents one of the IT-related initiatives identified in the draft Implementation Plan for the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) — Public Law 109-417.

The team’s objective has been to find a plausible solution and to identify the products that will allow HHS to make the initial steps in defining a credentialing segment architecture to meet goals for the Nation Health Security Strategy.

11:00am – 11:30pm – PAHPA: Pandemic Flue Situational Awareness Architecture - Mike Perry, John Fitzpatrick, Brian Lee, Agha (Nabeel) Khan (CDC)

Advancing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) segment architecture in the area of “Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response” by focusing on the architecture of the Situational Awareness function.

This is the first step in the process of fully architecting the CDC Director’s Emergency Operations Center (DEOC) and, as such, it lays the foundation for the current architecture and a preliminary target architecture, as well as a strategy for the development of a transition plan to reach that target architecture..

11:30am – 12:00pm – PHIN Event Driven Analysis & Response Architecture - Sameh Wahdan (FDA), Ricky Freyre (CDC)

The Public Health Information Network (PHIN) is a multi-dimensional public health operational network to which new health dimensions are added yearly. The SOA team will present a study of how a service-oriented architectural approach will better prepare all new dimensions to be added to the network.

This presentation will include how an EA SOA approach could be implemented and maintained.

12:00 – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00 – 1:30pm – Use of Geospatial in HHS - Gary Anderson (OS/OCIO), Sherry Brown-Scoggins, Suzette Gardner (CDC)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing technology have capabilities that are ideally suited for use in the Public Health areas supported by the HHS Geospatial Data (GSD) segment. The team will be presenting the initial analysis for the development of the enterprise architecture for the geospatial segment.

The team will also provide a view of cross-agency geospatial efforts and how the collected data can be analyzed to make better informed business decisions..

1:30 – 2:00pm – Health Care Administration Architecture - Medicare Part A Eligibility and Entitlement - Nancy Keates, Cheryl Ford, Theresa Lissauer, Valerie Hartz, Lyn Uzzle (CMS) 

The CMS team will present the initial development for the Medicare Part A Eligibility and Entitlement segment architecture. The presentation focuses on CMS’s segment development approach in combination with the FEAC artifacts.

The CMS team restricted its effort to a subset of the overall CMS HCA and produced architecture descriptions to document legislative, regulation, and policy drivers, business processes, and information needs that surround Medicare Part A Eligibility and Entitlement.

3:00 – 3:30pm – HHS Management of Government Resources Enterprise Architecture - Ruth Doerflein (OS/ASAM), Paul Donohoe (CMS)

Katrina and 9-11 exposed the Nation's lack of ability to deploy the right public health officials to the right spot on time.  The CC Transformation initiative is a major effort that includes HR information systems.

The team has begun the development of the enterprise architecture for the Human Resources segment of the Management of Government Resources Business Area. This architecture will improve the EA scores for the HHS HS systems providing value to the department.

2:30 – 3:00pm – How EA adds value to the Department - Michael W. Carleton, Chief Information Officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology 

The full integration of enterprise architecture processes will increase the Department’s ability to respond to IT changes.  EA is a strategic resource that helps HHS plan and implement IT solutions, manage the IT portfolio to meet mission and business needs, and measure and improve performance and transitions.

3:00 – 3:15pm – Afternoon Break

3:15– 3:45pm – Secure One HHS Program Architecture For the Governance Area - Kathryn Pirnia, Mark Brown (OS/OCIO)

Security is recognized as a main thread that runs through every layer of the HHS architecture. Yet security artifacts and procedures are not being properly inserted into the framework meta-structure.

Kathryn and Mark will present an initial analysis of the security architecture at HHS and how integrating the security processes into the HHS enterprise architecture will result in more valuable and integrated security architecture.

3:45 – 4:15m – Improve the Integration between the HHS Capital Planning (CPIC) and Enterprise Architecture (EA) - Art Smith (HRSA), Marco Demartin (OS/OCIO)

Integrating capital planning and enterprise architecture is a priority for both OMB and HHS.  This presentation will show the current state of EA and CPIC integration in the specificity of the Critical Partners Review process. The team will also offer a solution to some of the identified integration issues along with a vision of what services the new HHS EA repository will provide.

4:15 – 4:30pm – Closing Remarks - John Teeter and CAPT Mary


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