"Architecting an Enterprise of Enterprises"
Jeffrey G. Osborn, Chief Architect
National Command Program Area
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
"2017 Update: Federal EA Methods"
Scott Bernard, Ph.D.
Federal Chief Enterprise Architect, OMB
16th annual event
Enterprise Architecture has become one of the pillars of the federal IT world to help make operations run smoothly, seamlessly and maneuver easily. No matter what technology is touted, or how service oriented and agile the applications are -- especially cloud-based or SAAS environments -- technology systems must be designed and implemented to support the business or mission and enable processes. If integrated IT systems don't work or fail, the business or mission may be in jeopardy. The only insurance any enterprise or organization has is a fully articulated and robust EA program.
EA is about understanding the business, the mission and how to maintain, improve, fix or transform it, often involving IT as a transformational mechanism. It helps an agency understand inter-relationships between investments, minimize duplication, improve interoperability and compatibility between systems, and is essential to any agency's modernization. Every agency has an EA now, but it is not something that can be deployed and forgotten. EA must be kept current and every agency must regularly evaluate how it is working, in order to avoid damaging the enterprise or jeopardizing secure network systems.
Join us at DGI's 16th Annual EA Event -- Free for government professionals -- and learn how to keep your EA plans relevant and effective for today's challenges.
2017 Educational Advisory Committee
- Chris Beckford, CEO, eTRANSERVICES Corp.
- Scott A. Bernard, Ph.D., Federal Chief Enterprise Architect, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management & Budget
- Chris Chilbert, Chief Information Officer, Office Inspector General, HHS
- Cort Coghill, Director Education Operations, FEAC Institute
- Steven Corey-Bey, Chief Enterprise Architect, Department of Education
- Michael Fairless, Branch Chief, Servers and Storage Branch, SEC
- Bernard Gordon, CEA, Chief Enterprise Architect, National Park Service
- Terry Horning, Enterprise Architect, FAA
- Stu Mitchell, Deputy CTO, Solutions Design and Innovation (SDI), Interior
- Jeffrey Osborn, Chief Architect National Command Program, Area Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
- Arthur Smith, Chief Enterprise Architect, NRC
- Mike Smoyer, President, Digital Government Institute
- Martha Tartal, Enterprise Architecture, USPTO
- Michael Tiemann, EA Professional
- Nicole Willis, Director of Architecture Planning and Implementation, Department of Homeland Security
- John P. Zachman, ZCEA4, CEA, Chief Executive Officer, Zachman International, Inc.
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What Attendees Said...
...About the 2016 Conference:
- "I enjoyed the non- technical discussions. Focused on the subject matter and techniques that could aid one with execution and implementation EA activities."
- "It was very informative."
- "I enjoyed the range of topics covered!"
- "Topics were well presented and explained by speakers."
- "The speakers were very engaging and knowledgeable."
- "Speaker quality, diversity of topics, timeliness of topics. Location/venue is excellent as well."
- "The selection of speakers and topics are very thoughtful and complimentary to each other. For a non-EA person coming to learn about the subject, it's very educational and informative, and not too bogged down by technical details. Well-organized conference!"
- "I enjoyed hearing from top executives in the Federal Government."
- "Good learning and networking opportunity; good broad coverage."