GSA, DCMA honored for EA accomplishments

The 13th annual Excellence in Enterprise Architecture Awards recognize transformation efforts and clear EA results.

The General Services Administration and the Defense Contract Management Agency were among the winners of this year's Excellence in Enterprise Architecture Awards. GSA was recognized for leadership in EA-driven results, while DCMA received an award for leadership in using EA to transform government.

GSA's application rationalization project, led by Chief Enterprise Architect Kevin Wince, trimmed 30 applications from the agency's portfolio and produced a nearly 1,600 percent return on investment. DCMA, led by Chief Enterprise Architect Theon Danet, was honored for its overall achievements in using EA, including its commitment to monitoring technology markets.

The awards recognize the impact of EA best practices on efficiency and innovation in government systems. Gopala Krishna Behara won the only award for individual achievement and was inducted into the Enterprise Architecture Hall of Fame. Behara is a senior enterprise architect at Wipro, a multinational IT consulting and systems integration services company.

The awards are presented by FCW parent company 1105 Media, the Federated Enterprise Architecture Certification Institute and Zachman International. The full list of winners includes:

Leadership in Enterprise Architecture-Driven Results — Government Project, Defense

Chemical and Biological Early Warning Experiment, Battelle and the Joint Experimentation and Analysis Division

Katie Froneberger Mitch Biondich Madeline Cavileer

Leadership in Enterprise Architecture-Driven Results — Government Project, Civilian

Application Rationalization, General Services Administration

Kevin Wince Kathryn Palmer Christopher Brause

Leadership in Government Transformation using EA — Government Project, Civilian

Smart Capability Investments, Dubai Customs

Hussam Juma Ahmad Khatib Omar Alqaryouti Mohamed Zaki Mohamed Akoub

Leadership in Government Transformation using EA — Government Project, Defense

Defense Contract Management Agency

Theon Danet Heryzin Baskerville Richard Shipmon Christina Payette Karen Noland Charles Collins Sidney Antommarchi Peter Wilson John Kelly Shawn Tilley Daniel Askin

Leadership in Enterprise Transformation using EA — Industry

European Air Traffic Management Architecture, European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation and NATS Ltd.

Tony Vaudrey Allen Clarke Philippe Naves Mariya Koleva Siegfired Schäfer Niklas Häggström Claus Scheuren Jun Chen Xu Ciro Pappagallo

EA Hall of Fame — Individual Leadership in EA Practice, Promotion and Professionalization

Gopala Krishna Behara, Wipro

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