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Business Enterprise Architecture
The Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) annually delivers the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA) to help defense business system owners and program managers make informed decisions. The latest version of the BEA released by the DCMO, dated February 14, 2013, is BEA 10.0.
The BEA is the enterprise architecture for the DoD Business Mission Area and reflects DoD business transformation priorities; the business capabilities required to support those priorities; and the combinations of enterprise systems and initiatives that enable those capabilities. It also supports use of this information within an End-to-End (E2E) framework.
The purpose of the BEA is to provide a blueprint for DoD business transformation that helps ensure the right capabilities, resources and materiel are rapidly delivered to our warfighters – what they need, when they need it, where they need it, anywhere in the world. The BEA guides and constrains implementation of interoperable defense business system solutions as required by the Section 2222 of Title 10 United States Code. It also guides information technology investment management to align with strategic business capabilities as required by the Clinger-Cohen Act, and supports Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) policies.
BEA 10.0 aligns with DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) 2.0 naming conventions and is comprised of a set of integrated viewpoint products. The viewpoints display capabilities, activities, processes, data, information exchanges, business rules, system functions, services, system data exchanges, technical standards, terms, and linkages to Laws, Regulations and Policies (LRP).
The Strategic Management Plan (SMP), Functional Strategies as developed by the appropriate DoD Principal Staff Assistants and the Organizational Execution Plans (OEP) as developed by DoD Components are the drivers of BEA release content. The SMP sets the strategic direction for the department's business operations. The transformation effort guiding BEA development continues to focus on SMP alignment, providing tangible outcomes for a limited set of priorities, and developing architecture that is integrated, understandable and actionable.
The following links are the published official releases:
In July 2009, the ODCMO started introducing informational releases which reflect content updates made through the BEA 7.0 release cycle. Informational releases are published for informational purposes only and will not be used to assert compliance or update the DoD Information Technology Portfolio Repository (DITPR).