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Why an EA Driven Approach is Crucial to Successful IT Procurement (webinar)

  • 15 June 2017
  • Author: Danielle Doak
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 John MacMillan, CIO, Pennsylvania explains how states can leverage EA for improved IT procurement and align with enterprise IT strategies, architecture and standards-based acquisition.

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the blueprint for state information technology (IT), serves as the state's IT vision and drives every enterprise-level decision. EA-driven procurement provides:

  • A framework and governance for establishing standards for IT
  • Delivers IT services more effectively through streamlined investments
  • Reduces silos in state government
  • Decreases costs through standardization
  • Assists service providers in framing projects and delivering solutions that are consistent with the state government enterprise direction
  • Streamlines negotiations and contract management

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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.