Enterprise Architecture (EA), in partnership with the business lines, develops IT solutions designed to help meet current and future business needs. EA brings together people, processes and technology to facilitate data-driven decision making in order to improve the quality of GSA’s information technology (IT) portfolio.
In support of achieving the agency’s strategic goals and business outcomes, EA:
- Facilitates IT decision-making through architecture gap analysis assessments and targets state guidance of IT programs and projects;
- Defines strategic business capabilities - business goals that focuses GSA on key services and solutions to enable greater alignment between business priorities and IT investments;
- Develops a future IT architecture – a high-level view of GSA’s future state architecture that reflects the IT capabilities needed to meet tomorrow’s challenges;
- Develops a sequencing road map that describes how business and technology components relate, how they are affected by change and where there are opportunities to consolidate, reuse, or eliminate redundant technologies and resources; and
- Provides line of sight across the GSA enterprise planning processes of strategic planning, performance management, Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and the IT Investment Milestone Review Process.
GSA EA Program Management and Governance
In response to the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, the GSA EA Order CIO 2110.2 formally established the EA program. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) designated Dr. Brett Brunk as the Enterprise Chief Architect to lead the EA Division and the Enterprise Architecture Committee (EARC). The EARC manages the agency’s enterprise architecture including business architecture, solutions architecture, data architecture and technical architecture.