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Since the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, industry and the federal government have recognized enterprise architecture (EA) as a best practice for IT management and a top enabler of modernization and transformation goals. Through the Clinger-Cohen Act, the federal government has mandated that federal agencies and services develop and use EA for all program development, acquisition, and planning activities. EA combined with other best practices—such as CPIC, ISM, capabilities/solutions development, acquisition and supplier agreement/customer resource management, and PPBE—provides your agency with a strong business methodology for planning, operating, and managing your enterprise.

Enterprise architecture supports the management of your agency’s capabilities through the alignment of your mission, strategy, operations, systems, initiatives, investments, and business processes. By fully developing an EA, your agency will have a decision support tool that focuses on the collection of enterprise-level data to enhance your technical and operational decision making. EA cuts across organizational boundaries to enhance agency-wide portfolio management while also ensuring sound IT investment strategies.

By utilizing EA methods and frameworks, VES's enterprise architects and system engineers help agencies transform their organizational goals into requirements that drive market objectives, and also conduct performance analysis activities on an enterprise scale to ensure that organizational assets are best employed to meet your agency’s needs.


The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) are placing increasing importance on the planning, selection, and control of IT investments. To achieve your agency’s strategic goals, thorough understanding of IT governance and project oversight definition is required.

Capital Planning Investment Control (CPIC) is not an exercise in paperwork or something you do to check off a box on a scorecard. It is a systematic approach of selecting the right mix of investments to meet goals, and then managing those investments to ensure success. The CPIC methodology’s select, control, and ongoing evaluation process ensures that each investment’s objectives support the needs of your agency and align with the established enterprise architecture.

Through the sound management of IT investments, the CPIC process not only ensures that investments maximize returns to your agency, but can also minimize risks while contributing to your IT strategy. The CPIC process operates most efficiently when all IT initiatives are subject to the same levels of oversight, quality control, and executive review to ensure that IT investments are managed within cost, schedule, and performance parameter


Project management is generally used to describe the operation of a single project.  Program management involves the management of multiple related projects that are simultaneously working toward the same result


The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet, rather than a local server or a personal computer, to store, manage, and process data