OMB releases FEA action plan

OMB releases FEA action plan

The Office of Management and Budget has released an outline detailing how agencies should plan to use their federal enterprise architectures for the budget planning process.

Released March 31, the "Enabling Citizen-Centered Electronic Government FEA PMO Action Plan" was written for agency architects, program managers, private-sector companies providing IT support and other federal system stakeholders.

By having agencies use federal enterprise architectures, OMB hopes that agencies can streamline services to the citizen, as well as save costs and increase cross-agency collaboration, according to the document.

The document outlines a number of goals that OMB has set for 2005 and 2006, including:


  • Agency use of OMB's Program Assessment Rating Tool to assess programs in the perspective of the President's Management Agenda


  • Complete the revised Data Reference Model of the FEA


  • Link the different reference models, in order to better identify redundancies


  • Launch the records management and geospatial profiles


  • Develop a glossary of terms.



'This year we must move from the drawing board and initial blueprints towards full implementation and delivering results,' wrote Richard Burk, chief architect for OMB's Office of E-Government and Information Technology, in a memorandum accompanying the report.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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