The Department of Energy (DOE) Enterprise Information Architecture Program helps ensure compliance with OMB A-130 and the Clinger-Cohen Act by promoting standard architectural practices, providing a framework for corporate systems modernization, and establishing an information architecture vision aligned with the Department's strategic goals. The implementation of standardized architectures facilitates information exchange, interoperability of systems and technologies, increased sharing, and reduced costs by eliminating redundancy in development and acquisition of systems.
The program strives to improve the Department's information management process. It has defined the foundations, baseline, guidance, standards, and vision for the development and implementation of an architecture-based process for making IT investment decisions. A primary tenet of the DOE information architecture methodology is that business needs drive the need for applications and technology, not the other way around. The architecture is used to assess legacy and development systems for alignment with key business, technical, and operational criteria.
The vision of the DOE Information Architecture Program is four-fold.
- Implement a Department-wide enterprise architecture (EA) to support the acquisition and maintenance of information technology investments per the requirements of OMB Circular A-130 and other guidance.
- Make common, reliable data available for sharing Department-wide and minimize redundant and duplicative systems.
- Complete, refine, and execute the Corporate Systems Information Architecture.
- Provide leadership, education, and support to EA efforts.
Please direct all questions regarding the EA Program to DOEEAMailbox@hq.doe.gov.