A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
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 - 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.
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:
Human Resources Management
Management Planning and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)
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: