Conference puts the EA pieces on the drafting table

Roy Mabry, of the Defense Department's Architecture and Interoperability Directorate

Chris Neidermayer, the Agriculture Department's associate CIO for e-government, discussing Ag. Department EA work.

Norman Lorentz, Office of Management and Budget's chief technology officer, giving an assessment of the government's progress in developing an enterprise architecture.

A lot of the government's best plans for electronic services hinge on one thing: developing an enterprise architecture. But that one thing has many facets, and they got a thorough going-over this month at a two-day conference in Washington.

The event, 'Enterprise Architecture: Your Blueprint for Transformation,' was presented by PostNewsweek Tech Media and the Digital Government Institute.

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GSA's Lew Sanford, Air Force Col. William Nelson, Syracuse University's Scott Bernard and Treasury's George Brundage conducted a plenary session descriptively titled, 'What Works, What Doesn't.'

Randolph C. Hite, director of IT architecture and systems for the General Accounting Office, discussed GAO's view of EA's importance.

Roy Mabry, of the Defense Department's Architecture and Interoperability Directorate, explained the business aspects of EA. Chris Neidermayer, the Agriculture Department's associate CIO for e-government, talked about developing EA efforts.

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