BUSINESS ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

 

The Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) annually produces 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 Public facing BEA web site is located at http://bea.osd.mil. The BEA CCB Forum at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/bea-ccb-forum has news on BEA development activities. (CAC Required) Inquiries and questions regarding the BEA can also be submitted to AskBEA@osd.mil.

Overview

The BEA is the enterprise architecture for the DoD Business Missions 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-toEnd (E2E) framework.

The purpose of the BEA is to provide a blueprint for DoD business transformation that helps ensure the right capabilities, resources and material 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 inter-operable 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, Regulation and Policies (LRP).

The Agency Strategic Plan (ASP), 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 released content. The ASP sets the strategic direction for the department's business operations. The transformation effort guiding BEA development continues to focus on ASP alignment, providing tangible outcomes for a limited set of priorities, and developing architectures that are integrated, understandable and actionable.

Informational Releases

In July 2009, the ODCMO started introducing interim releases which reflect incremental content updates made subsequent to the BEA 7.0 release cycle.  Interim releases are published for information and planning purposes only and compliance requirements will be issued as necessary to support the investment management process and updates to the DoD Information Technology Investment Portal (DITIP) and DoD Information Technology Portfolio Repository (DITPR).