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Interior Enterprise Architecture



Overview

The Department of the Interior's (DOI) Enterprise Architecture (EA) program fulfills multiple Federal mandates related to planning and managing information technology (IT) investments and ensures the DOI's compliance with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and Federal Transition Framework (FTF), and responds to regular EA maturity assessments performed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and OMB.

The EA program is led by the Performance, Planning, and Architecture Division (PPAD) that reports directly to the Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer (ADCIO) for Service Planning and Management (SPM) within the Office of the Secretary (OS). The DOI EA program provides strategic planning, business analysis, and decision support services. Through these services, the program helps DOI plan and implement business and information technology (IT) solutions and guide its IT investment portfolio.

The DOI EA program provides information and capabilities that support numerous DOI programs, with current and planned uses for the DOI EA including:

  • Supporting strategic planning and alignment of business and IRM goals and objectives
  • Maintaining baseline and target architecture information in a centralized repository
  • Ensuring IT projects align with the Enterprise Architecture
  • Defining a performance management framework for measuring success of initiatives
  • Supporting Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) processes and activities
  • Supporting investment technical review and approval
  • Identifying technical and process improvement opportunities
  • Supporting Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) processes
  • Supporting information security management processes
  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration, reuse, data sharing and consolidation
  • Documenting enterprise service capabilities available for use across the Department
  • Defining, publishing, and enforcing compliance with architectural standards
  • Ensuring alignment with relevant cross-agency and government-wide initiatives
  • Developing and instituting governance structures & processes
  • Collaborating with business and management functions across DOI to develop:
    • Business strategies
    • Modernization blueprints
    • Segment roadmaps

Business Strategies - IT Transformation Strategic Plan

The DOI IT Transformation Strategic Plan was developed to improve services to employees while saving taxpayers half a billion dollars over the next decade by modernizing mission support with 21st century IT. The DOI EA program is playing a key role in supporting the IT Transformation plan by establishing a new architectural model for managing and delivering IT that shifts the focus of large-scale IT planning from the acquisition of physical hardware and software to the delivery of customer-oriented services whose value will be measured by their impact on the mission.

Modernization Blueprints

The DOI EA program engages with business leaders to develop value-added plans for improving mission delivery. These plans are developed through processes derived from the Federal Segment Architecture Methodology (FSAM) along with the guidance contained in the Common Approach for Federal Enterprise Architecture. To date, DOI has developed the following modernization blueprints:

  1. Financial Management
  2. Geospatial
  3. Human Resources Management
  4. Indian Trust
  5. Law Enforcement
  6. Management Planning and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)
  7. Recreation
  8. Wildland Fire

Segment Roadmaps

The DOI EA program collaborates with Capital Planning Investment Control representatives in the development of segment roadmaps. The segment roadmaps enable previously developed blueprints and are living documents that identify and monitor projects across a 5 year time frame. DOI is currently developing the following segment roadmaps:

  1. Environmental Management
  2. Financial Management
  3. Human Resources Management
  4. Planning and Budgeting
  5. Revenue Collection
  6. Wildland Fire