The Art of Knowledge
Apparently there was another conference I missed in early September.
- Government agencies face a renewed mandate to develop agency-wide enterprise architectures to improve planning and better understand the impact of technology investments on their overall agency operations. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) currently is requiring agencies to define their enterprise architectures within the scope defined by OMB’s Federal Enterprise Architecture Office to ensure agency programs receive GFY 2004 funding. By implementing the FEA approach, agencies are expected to achieve greater internal efficiencies, streamline business operations, and improve inter-agency collaboration.
This NEW event focuses entirely on the implementation of initiatives within the public sector and is structured to encourage information exchange and networking among professionals who are exploring, planning, and implementing Enterprise Architecture programs. Conference attendees will include senior managers and professionals from across government, agency and industry executives, government technologists, and their industry partners.
Basically everything has to be XML'd and if you are going to be a major player to Gov't agencies then you have to get on the EA ball if you want a piece of the new pie. I'm pretty sure Homeland Secuirty has a heavy hand in all of this.
Here's the advisory Board - All the companies who get their checks signed from tax payers -
Ab Initio Software Corporation
Artemis International Solutions Corporation
Blueprint Technologies, Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Borland Software Corporation
Enterprise Integration Corporation
Headstrong Public Sector
Lockheed Martin IT
Open Text Corporation
Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Inc. (PCCI)
Popkin Software and Systems, Inc.
SAP Public Services, Inc.
Thomas & Herbert Consulting LLC
You'll notice that some of these companies were also involved in the OCt 17th e-learning conference. Hand in hand.
Link posted by JVMM : 4:30 PM