Working group puts security into enterprise model

Working group puts security into enterprise model

The CIO Council's enterprise architecture working group will emphasize security and accessibility when it updates the federal architecture model later this year.

Mike Tiemann, co-chairman of the working group, said the federal model must show how security fits and flows through the framework. Tiemann, the enterprise information architect at the Energy Department, last week spoke at the Secure E-Business conference in Washington about the changes to the federal architecture.

'Security and accessibility affects all parts of the model,' he said. 'Most people do not understand how to integrate either one into their enterprise architecture. We want to graphically depict it so they better understand.'

When the CIO Council originally designed the architecture model, security was not effectively considered, Tiemann said.

The working group also will release a guide on e-government enterprise architecture by the end of July, Tiemann said. The group wanted to include the Office of Management and Budget's 24 e-government project architectures before releasing the guidance, he said.

'E-government is technology focused,' Tiemann said. 'The purpose is to set a common reference model so when you talk about portals, you know how it is defined or how it fits together.'

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