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 Enterprise Architecture Conference 

 DoD EA for 2013

A decision has been made to not conduct an 8th Annual DoD Enterprise Architecture Conference.  While we know that this will come as a disappointment to many, the staff of the DoD CIO is looking at other options to provide a venue for our continued and important information exchange.  In conjunction with this decision, the Defense Enterprise Architecture Achievement (DEAA) Awards program is on hold.  We will post additional information as it becomes available.

 Leaders talk about the conference



 Conference Presentations

Conference presentations are available on the Program tab. Select the speaker name and click on the PDF icon to view the presentation.   The videos are now available by clicking here.  You will be asked for your name and email address before viewing them.

 DoD CIO Viewpoint in National Defense Magazine

Teri Takai, DoD CIO

Teri Takai, the DoD CIO, is highlighted in NDIA’s May issue as the featured ViewPoint contributor. The article emphasizes material the DoD CIO has begun to rollout on the way ahead for the Joint Information Enterprise and the path to greater effectiveness. Official Bio .

The May issue of National Defense will be available at the conference. You can view the article on the National Defense web site or download the PDF version.


 Conference Purpose

  • Promote architecture as the Defense enterprise foundation for delivering capability
  • Grow community of practice around use of architecture
  • Provide useable information for attendees to take back to their jobs
  • Share architecture use information amongst dissimilar organizations
  • Connect practitioners from C/S/A’s
  • Receive inspiration from leaders. Reward High Level DoD-wide achievement

 Award Winners

Congratulations to the Architecture Achievement Award Winners

The Government Organization DEAA Award:
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Enterprise Architecture

Performing Organization:
NGA Office of Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Architecture Development & Management Division

The Industry Organization DEAA Award:
Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)

Performing Organization:
Northrop Grumman Corporation / Defense Technology Division


 2012 Conference Photos

If you would like to download a copy of any of these pictures, click on the slideshow above.  You will go to a Picassa web album.  You will then be able to see all of the pictures in the album, and download any in which you are interested.

 Southern Command’s Critical Mission

SOUTHCOM was highlighted in the Washington Times.  Check out the article here.

 The DOD EA Conference

The DoD Enterprise Architecture Conference has become the one annual event where the architecture and operator communities gather to interact around the role of architecture in enabling a better Defense Department.  Hosted by the DoD CIO office, this yearly event takes on a new urgency in 2012 as the budget environment coupled with operational needs means the information environment must do more with less, and faster.  Participants at the conference come together for training, information sharing and discussion of Enterprise Architecture practices and requirements.

The theme this year, "Agile and Secure Information Capabilities to the Warfighter and Mission Partners"  will provide an opportunity to learn about the DoD CIO Campaign Plan, efforts of military Service and Combatant Commands to use architecture for better decision making, improved operational effectiveness, increased efficiencies and interactions with all mission partners.

The conference features Monday tutorials and three full days of conference sessions from Tuesday through closing on Thursday afternoon. The conference will attract attendees and exhibitors who are interested in collaborating to help DoD do more with less.

 Agile and Secure Information Capabilities

In 2011 the IT Enterprise Strategy and Roadmap set two primary goals: making DoD more secure against cyber-attacks; and reducing cost while improving the agility of its information technology and networks.  This has set the imperative for what is happening to information environments across the Department.  The DoD CIO is leading efforts to make improved mission effectiveness and cybersecurity the primary goals of a re-engineered information infrastructure. Though budget cuts have been and will continue to be made, the infrastructure must become more secure and agile.

The result of this new effort will be the joint information environment, or JIE.  This two-fold emphasis - security and efficiency - drives the CIO's strategic objective of providing enterprise policy and architecture guidance for development and delivery of the secure, integrated information capabilities necessary for mission success.

Conference Dates: April 30 - May 3, 2012

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  • Interact with OSD and get updates on policy and practices
  • Discuss tools and methods with top industry experts
  • Attend networking sessions and social events
  • Hear the latest on DoD Instructions, acquisition milestone requirements, and incremental strategy
  • See displays from top vendors of architecture tools and products

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