NASCIO gets grant for enterprise architecture work

The National Association of State CIOs last week received a $500,000 grant from the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs to continue the development of enterprise architecture to improve interoperability among state, local and federal government law enforcement agencies.

This is the sixth year in a row the Justice Department awarded NASCIO a grant.

NASCIO's proposal described eight initiatives it will use to the grant to further:

  • EA business case development


  • Marketing and awareness of EA


  • EA maturity model assessment and validation site visits


  • EA maturity model expansion


  • Gaining a consensus on a national EA


  • EA facilitation guide for agencies


  • EA Implementation guide


  • EA repository investigation.


  • NASCIO's EA program also will begin working with agencies outside the justice community, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Transportation, to expand the architecture and improve integration.

    Over the past five years, the organization has created an EA video, three publications and a toolkit that includes a governance framework, process models, and a security domain and application domain blueprints.

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