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Commonwealth of Virginia’s EIA Strategy and NIEM Integration Plan (webinar)

  • 16 July 2013
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Commonwealth of Virginia’s EIA Strategy and NIEM Integration Plan

The Commonwealth of Virginia has completed an eight-month strategic planning process to develop an Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA) strategy.  A central element of the EIA strategy involves building exchanges for “citizen-centric” data that conform with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

Virginia’s NIEM integration plan will enable the state government to comply with new statutory requirements for standardizing Person data and promote enhanced capabilities for business-driven information exchanges.  

This webinar will provide insight on Virginia’s emerging EIA strategy and NIEM integration planning.  The primary focus will be on Virginia’s EIA strategic plan and successful implementation of the NIEM Engagement Process.

Eric Sweden, MBA, MSIH
Program Director, Enterprise Architecture & Governance

Dr. Joseph W. Grubbs
Commonwealth Data Governance Service Lead &
Health Information Technology Standards 
Advisory Committee (HITSAC) Administrator
Enterprise Solutions and Governance Directorate
Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
[email protected]

Joseph W. Grubbs, Ph.D., serves as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Enterprise Information Architect and Service Lead for the Data Governance Group in the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA).  In that capacity, he acts under the direction of the Secretary of Technology, CIO of the Commonwealth and the Enterprise Solutions and Governance Directorate to manage the state government’s Enterprise Information Architecture Program.  Dr. Grubbs also administers Virginia’s Health Information Technology Standards Advisory Committee (HITSAC). He has a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. 


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About The Enterprise Architecture Program

The NASCIO Enterprise Architecture program was developed to enable the mission of state and local government. Government must continually reinvent itself to remain relevant by effectively and efficiently providing services to the citizens of this country. The path to this continual transformation must embrace leadership, management, coordination, communication and technology throughout government. Enterprise architecture is the discipline to appropriately define and leverage these capabilities within the complexities of government.

Funding to support the NASCIO EA Program and information sharing initiative is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs.

Enterprise Architecture Development Tool-Kit v3.0

October 2004

The enhancements in the third version of the Tool-Kit result from the expertise and continued dedication of enterprise architecture practitioners from all levels of government and the private sector. Version 3.0 incorporates an updated governance architecture framework with added roles and responsibilities and a focus on multi-level communication. Process models with explanatory narrative are included for governance and the architecture lifecycle. The Tool-Kit also includes fully populated security domain and application domain blueprints.