Enterprise Architecture

When custom software was king

Custom technology used to be the only option for government agencies, but now commercial products address most needs, experts say.

Federal agencies prepare to make the leap from XP to Windows 7

Agencies still using XP can make the jump to Windows 7, although the upgrade path could be tricky in spots. Microsoft and other vendors have set up programs to help with the transition.

DOD repurposed IT equipment without scrubbing sensitive info, audit reveals

Some DOD organizations have been sending IT hardware away for reuse without properly scrubbing sensitive data first, IG finds.

Citizenship agency launches interactive Web site

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has launched a revamped Web site that lets users track their applications and petitions online. The new USCIS.gov site also makes national trend and raw data available.

Maximum benefit

The idea that the operations of government should be driven by the same motive as private enterprise is fallacious on the face of it, but that’s not to say that government agencies should not run more efficiently.


Despite reports of service-oriented architecture's demise, government remains steadfast in its support of the component software framework, especially for the Defense Department's network-centric projects.

Navy could run two years late on business systems upgrade, GAO finds

Poor management controls are slowing the implementation of the Navy's Enterprise Resource Planning project and driving up costs, according to GAO.

Google readies government cloud offering

Google's government cloud offering will offer Google Apps in a dedicated environment within undisclosed Google facilities in the United States.

IG: DHS needs better management for OneNet

DHS needs better management for its project to consolidate its agencies' network infrastructures, the department's inspector general found.

NARA's top 10 management challenges

The Office of Inspector General recently listed what it considers the most significant challenges facing the agency.

NARA digs out of digital avalanche

The National Archives is under mounting pressure to help the federal government manage its rapidly growing store of electronic records.

OMB architect identifies 'semantic harmonization' as key to effective enterprise architecture

The Federal Enterprise Architecture is moving toward a more shared architecture that looks across boundaries, according to Kshemendra Paul, chief architect with the Office of Management and Budget.

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