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EA Assessment

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is focused on helping agencies improve their Enterprise Architecture (EA) programs so that they will benefit from the results of using EA as a strategic planning tool. OMB is striving to help agencies link departmental-level EA throughout their operations, so that its value is reflected in both internal operational decision-making, as well as the identification of government-wide common solutions for improved service to citizens.

  • EA Assessment Tool and Guidelines Version 1.5

    This document provides the guidelines and tool for the EA Assessment.
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  • EA Assessment Tool Version 1.5 (Excel)

    This document provides the EA Assessment tool in MS Excel format.
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  • EA Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

    This document provides additional information regarding the EA Assessment Framework.
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EA in the Budget Process

An agency submitting investments to OMB for budgetary approval must indicate in Exhibit 300s that the investments help to meet the agency goals and further its mission. Enterprise Architecture is a representation of these goals, and consequently, any investment must be consistent with the target EA and the EA Transition Strategy. This consistency is shown by mapping the investment to the FEA reference models. Guidelines for this process are included in the following documents:

  • FY06 FEA Additional Instructions v2 (Final)

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  • Clarifying Instructions for the Presidential Initiatives for the FY06 Budget Process

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  • OMB Circular A-11, Section 300

    This document provides budget justification and reporting requirements for major IT investments.
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  • OMB Circular A-11, Section 53

    This document provides reporting requirements for an agency’s IT Investment Portfolio.
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  • OMB Circular A-11, Appendix J

    This document provides principles of budgeting for capital asset acquisitions.
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  • OMB Circular A-11, Appendix K

    This document identifies selected OMB guidance and other references regarding capital assets.
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