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New government-centric components for an open source EA tool
June 21, 2011 at 5:49 pm #133588
The Center for Government Interoperability, a for public good organization, is working with an open source company to design new government-centric components for their EA tool that will enable federated data sharing. The already-existing tool has received a favorable review in the Journal of Enterprise Architecture. http://www.enterprise-architecture.org/ The commercial arm offered to load part of a government organization’s data onto it so it can be demoed. For both current and future versions, downloads and self-installs are free. The product is open source v.3.
Let me know if your office is interested in helping define requirements, learning more about the project, having a trial demo using your data, or sponsoring the for-government features. The EA tool is mature, and we’d like to see additional data sharing capabilities that will allow all individual departments to enter and view their own data, and have totals automatically rolled up to your executive level organization.
Sponsorship is likely to cost significantly less than buying a proprietary EA app. The EA tool customization is one of projects in the Center for Government Interoperability’s marketplace that brings multiple government agencies together where they can collectively purchase or pay for the construction of open source software that, when construction is finished, will be free for everybody to download.
Currently, a California agency is evaluating the tool. Please let me know of any other state, local or federal government agencies that may be interested in sponsoring or defining requirements for this government-centric EA tool project so that this can become a collaborative project.
June 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm #133590
Please list ideas regarding how an EA tool could be enhanced to support government collaboration such as general business process improvement, NIEM, and other types information sharing.
The commercial arm of the open source Essential Project enterprise architecture tool might consider enhancing their app with government-specific components if there is enough interest in them. New features might include federated data sharing.
Can you think of any ways that would enable the tool to promote solution discovery, data sharing and integration, business process improvement, or other benefits?
All ideas and out of the box thinking are welcome.
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