U.S. Transportation Command Public Affairs (Sept. 22, 2006): command receives transformation award.SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE Scott Air Force Base (IATA: BLV, ICAO: KBLV, FAA LID: BLV) is a base of the United States Air Force in St. Clair County, Illinois near Belleville which are in the St. Louis metropolitan area. , Ill. -- U.S. Transportation Command received a Leadership in Government Transformation award from the E-Gov Institute Sept. 16 for Enterprise Architecture work in support of the expanded Distribution Process Owner The process owner is the person who co-ordinates the various functions and work activities at all levels of a process. This person might have the authority or ability to make changes in the process as required, and manages the entire process cycle to ensure performance mission. The award recognizes best practices in developing and implementing successful Enterprise Architectures.
It was accepted by Steve Pierson, Command, Control, Computer and Communications Directorate, U.S. Transportation Command, in a ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
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3. Pierson, Federal agencies are required to build architectures to better plan for capabilities and technology investments while ensuring agency programs receive funding.
Through Office of Management and Budget's Federal Enterprise Architecture The Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) is an initiative of the US Office of Management and Budget that aims to comply with the Clinger-Cohen Act and provide a common methodology for information technology (IT) acquisition in the United States federal government. and Department of Defense's Business Enterprise Architecture, this supply chain-based framework known as the Joint Deployment and Distribution Architecture is designed to create greater efficiencies and streamline inter-agency collaboration and communication.
"The latest challenge in expanding agency-based enterprise architectures is attempting to understand broader relationships and interdependencies among partnering agencies," Pierson said.
"U.S. Transportation Command has successfully pioneered an approach that has effectively aligned interdependent yet disparate enterprise architectures, enabling a holistic view of end-to-end scenarios, portfolios, and organizations," he noted.
"By working with the Office of the Secretary of Defense The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is part of the United States Department of Defense and includes the entire staff of the Secretary of Defense. It is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource , Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Defense Logistics Agency Noun 1. Defense Logistics Agency - a logistics combat support agency in the Department of Defense; provides worldwide support for military missions
Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense, Defense - the federal department , U.S. Transportation Command has been able to map the interconnections between agencies without drastically altering individual agency architectures," Pierson continued.
"Benefits gained through this federated Connected and treated as one. See federated database and federated directories. approach were the use of a reference model allowing participants to describe their business using a common language, resulting in an ability to view and display broader end-to-end processes including their seams," he explained.
"Of importance, the framework provides an outstanding foundation to support capability analysis, operational planning, program management and system development, and IT investment," Pierson added. "It is estimated this effort conservatively resulted in a cost avoidance Cost avoidance is a management accounting term referring to an expense one has avoided incurring. It is commonly used in the field of energy management to describe the energy costs you avoided due to energy management initiatives. of more than $20 million."
Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Basla, director of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems Directorate, U.S. Transportation Command, expressed his appreciation for the award.
"We are extremely pleased to have the efforts of so many people at U.S. Transportation Command, especially the enterprise architects, recognized by the E-Gov Institute with the distinguished Leadership in Government Transformation award," Basla said.
"Of course, the team didn't accomplish this alone," he noted. "U.S. Transportation Command worked with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, and Office of the Secretary of Defense to map the interconnections between agencies, leveraging the great work done by individual agency architects."
Fehringer is a contractor with U.S. Transportation Command Public Affairs.