OMB rates agency EAs higher than ever

Results of FY 2007 Federal Enterprise Architecture Assessment

Related Links

The Office of Management and Budget gave agencies’ enterprise architectures their highest ratings since the assessment program began in 2003.

Under Version 2.1 of the Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework, 19 agencies earned a green rating, one earned a yellow rating and four earned red ratings, OMB said in a release posted on its E-Gov Web site.

The six agencies with the highest enterprise architecture scores were the National Science Foundation and the departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, and Veterans Affairs.

OMB rated agencies on a scale of 1 to 5 in three major categories -- completion, use and results -- and 13 subcategories.

Overall, agencies averaged 4.0 in the completion category, up from 3.3 in 2006. OMB also said agencies’ overall scores improved from 3.2 last year to 3.7 this year in the use category and from 2.9 to 3.6 in the results category.

Of the 13 subcategories, OMB said IPv6 in the results category and business architecture in the completion category had the highest average scores.

“More than half of the agencies are on track to achieve the June 30, 2008, deadline” for IPv6, OMB said. “However, the remaining agencies need to provide additional evidence to demonstrate they are achieving milestones set forth in their IPv6 transition plans.”

The agencies might be on track, but they did not provide enough evidence to demonstrate progress, OMB’s release states.

The two subcategories with the lowest scores were transition strategy performance, and cost savings and cost avoidance -- both in the results category.

Still, OMB said 19 of 24 agencies demonstrated information technology cost savings, cost avoidance and/or satisfactory program performance.

The latest enterprise architecture assessments show that data management and information sharing are improving and maturing, OMB added. It credits some of the improvement to its requirement that agencies develop enterprise architectures that inventory, categorize and standardize information assets.

Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.