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Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA)
The Office of Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) annually delivers the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA) for the Department of Defense (DoD) Business Mission Area (BMA) to help defense business system owners and program managers make informed decisions. The DBC approved the official BEA 10.0 release, February 14, 2013.
The BEA is the enterprise architecture for the DoD BMA and reflects the 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.
In addition to the BEA, the NDAA of 2005 established requirements for a DoD Enterprise Transition Plan (ETP), an annual Congressional Report, and a senior governance body. The governance body comprises an Investment Review Board (IRB) for the BMA and the Defense Business Council (DBC) .Section 901 of the FY2012 NDAA continues to emphasize Business Process Reengineering (BPR), strengthens the integration of the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA) and the Enterprise Transition Plan (ETP), and redefines governance roles and responsibilities within the investment management process. Specifically, Section 901 enables a single IRB, chaired by the DCMO, to have a cross-functional, enterprise-wide view for evaluating DBS investments for certification and periodic review.
The foundation for the new IRB process and the context for portfolio review are the Functional Strategies, which define business outcomes, priorities, measures, and standards for DoD Functional Areas. The Functional Strategies will be used to inform the BEA and be represented in the BEA when implemented.
Content updates are described in the BEA 10.0 Summary located on the BEA website.
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).