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The FITARA Challenge for U.S. Federal Enterprise Architects: Don't Waste It

Published: 27 October 2015

ID: G00291973

Analyst(s): Katell Thielemann , Jerry Mechling, Cathleen Blanton


The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act directs agency leaders to include CIOs in planning and budgeting to optimize IT investments. Enterprise architects are missing from the legislation and guidance, but key to execution.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate FITARA Impacts and Opportunities
  • Assess Agency Governance to Address Leadership's Approach for FITARA Compliance
    • OMB Submissions
    • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Ensure Key EA Deliverables Support Collaborative, Holistic Planning

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