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  1. 1. Disclaimers and Legal Notes
  2. 2. Announcement
  3. 3. Dashboard 
  4. 4. Background
  5. 5. Purpose
  6. 6. Structure and Interface
  7. 7. Concept Definition Specific Example Comments    wik Blog A weblog of the significant activites in this wik. This wik! Just the Major New Events Deki wik An open source software company that develops the most robust and popular enterprise wik and the most complete enterprise collaboration platform. Source:  Wik.is This wik!    Ongoing meetings with Web 2.0, EA, and Technology and Security Team Members to discuss architecture and policy issues         CPIC The CPIC Program is a structured, integrated approach to managing Information Technology (IT) investments. It ensures that all IT investments align with the EPA mission and support business needs while minimizing risks and maximizing returns throughout the investment's lifecycle. The CPIC relies on a systematic approach to IT investment management in three distinct phases: select, control, and on-going evaluation, to ensure each investment's objectives support the business and mission needs of the Agency. Source: EPA This wik! Start work on integrating EA and CPIC. Information Technology  The study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware.Applied computer systems, both hardware and software, and often including networking and telecommunications, usually in the context of a business or other enterprise. Often the name of the part of the enterprise that deals with all things electronic. Source: EPA CIO Policy Definitions IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information.   Reviewing Technology and Security Architecture Documents and Looking for Help to do the Next Work    Taxonomy The practice and science of classification of things that are arranged frequently in a hierarchical structure. Source: wikpedia This wik! Under discussion to simplify              Policy The CIO governs the Enterprise Architecture Program under this Policy and its related procedures are issued by the CIO or his/her designee after coordination through the Enterprise Architecture Coordination Workgroup (EACWG), the concurrence of the Quality and Information Council (QIC) Steering Committee (SC) (and if deemed necessary by the QIC SC, the QIC itself) in accordance with each groups’ established procedures. This ensures Agency-wide involvement and support in developing the EA implementing procedures.  Source: EPA CIO Policy EPA CIO Policy Next EA Policy and Governance Procedure Meeting, December 16, 2008, 9 am-12 noon REVIEW DOCUMENTS         Work Group See above for Policy. EPA CIO Policy Next EA Work Group Meeting, December 4, 2008, 9-11 am    Segments A "line of business" in which enterprise architecture; a set of business activities and endeavors that an enterprise undertakes in order to solve a particular set of business objectives. Some segments directly achieve elements of the enterprise's core mission, and others do so indirectly. Source: EPA Working Papers Federal Segment Architecture Methodology February 27, 2009 – Segment Architecture Templates due to OMB, Updates due to OMB June 30, 2009, September 30, 2009, and December 31, 2000               SOA Methods for systems development and integration where systems group functionality around business processes and package these as interoperable services. SOA also describes IT infrastructure which allows different applications to exchange data with one another as they participate in business processes.  Source: wikpedia Federal SOA Community of Practice Working on System Maturity for Web-Services-to SOA Matrix                Target Architecture The set of products that portray the future or end-state enterprise, generally captured in the organization’s strategic thinking and plans. Commonly referred to as the “to-be” architecture. Source: EPA CIO Policy Definitions Documents in this section Discussion at Next EA Work Group Meeting about updating   AIC Architecture and Infrastructure Committee of the Federal CIO Council. Source: Federal CIO Council See recent meeting agendas Next meeting, January 15, 2009                  FEA Reference Models The FEA is a comprehensive, business-driven blueprint that serves to inform executive-level decision-making and allows for increased collaboration and resource sharing across Federal agencies. The reference models provide the tools and framework needed to link mission needs, information requirements, and information technology capabilities. The reference models are a taxonomy, developed to provide a greater degree of transparency into the asset and information base of agencies through classification. The reference models can facilitate agency EA development and through the convergence of agency EAs, the outgrowth of a Federal Enterprise Architecture. FEA Reference Models (Offical Site) FEA Reference Model Update due: January 12, 2009 Possibly More to be Added      
  8. 8. Plan
  9. 9. Topic Current Advanced Activity Target Architecture EAWG, December 4, 2008 SOA Training, Maturity Matrix, and 7th SOA for E-Government Conference (Spring 2009) Data Architecture Metadata CoI, November 20, 2008 FEA Data Reference Model (1) FEA Reference Model Update (January 12, 2009), Semantic Discovery System, and Special Conference (February 17, 2009) Collaboration Tools Tool-Time Work Group, Web 2.0 Team, Information Quality Guidelines Workgroup, and ORD GEOSS/ESRP Web 2.0/3.0 and Cloud Computing OEI National Meeting (December 10-12, 2008), Special Conference (February 17, 2009), and Federal Cloud Computing Camp (Spring 2009) Technology and Security Architecture New Work (Jody Zeugner) Web 2.0/3.0 and Secure Cloud Computing Federal Cloud Computing Camp (Spring 2009) EAAF 3.0 and Segment Architecture EAWG, December 4, 2008 Web 2.0/3.0 and Secure Cloud Computing This Web 2.0 wik
  10. 10. Tutorial
  11. 11. Contribute content Collaborate A browser and an internet connection is all you need to start adding content to Deki. Share ideas and plans through the simple interface. Click the "Edit Page" and "New page" buttons on each page to begin contributing content. Create mashups Deki supports boatloads of extensions - these are little features which allow you to embed content from other websites. For example, you can embed Google Maps, Windows Live Maps, AND Yahoo! Maps, all on the same page. You can also dynamically manipulate images using our ImageMagick extension.  There's so much you can do, so learn all about available extensions in your Deki by clicking the "Extensions List" tab (when the editor loads), or by viewing the Extensions page at the Wik.is Developer Center. Share media Attach photos, files, and all sorts of media to any page to share with your community. Files and images are revisioned, just like pages, so you'll always be able to retrieve older files. Track changes Did somebody make a change to a page that was bad? Use the revert feature to change the contents of a page back to an older version. You'll never lose any work in Deki. Let us help you Create an Wik.is Developer account Wik.is Developer Center is for anybody who wants to participate in the growth of Deki - creating a free account gives you access to our community forums, our bug tracker, and to our wik. Feel free to drop in, ask questions, or contribute.
  12. 12. Contribute content
    1. 12.1. Collaborate
      1. 12.1.1. A browser and an internet connection is all you need to start adding content to Deki. Share ideas and plans through the simple interface. Click the "Edit Page" and "New page" buttons on each page to begin contributing content.
    2. 12.2. Create mashups
      1. 12.2.1. Deki supports boatloads of extensions - these are little features which allow you to embed content from other websites. For example, you can embed Google Maps, Windows Live Maps, AND Yahoo! Maps, all on the same page. You can also dynamically manipulate images using our ImageMagick extension. 
      2. 12.2.2. There's so much you can do, so learn all about available extensions in your Deki by clicking the "Extensions List" tab (when the editor loads), or by viewing the Extensions page at the Wik.is Developer Center.
      3. 12.2.3. Attach photos, files, and all sorts of media to any page to share with your community. Files and images are revisioned, just like pages, so you'll always be able to retrieve older files.
    3. 12.3. Track changes
      1. 12.3.1. Did somebody make a change to a page that was bad? Use the revert feature to change the contents of a page back to an older version. You'll never lose any work in Deki.
  13. 13. Let us help you
    1. 13.1. Create an Wik.is Developer account
      1. 13.1.1. Wik.is Developer Center is for anybody who wants to participate in the growth of Deki - creating a free account gives you access to our community forums, our bug tracker, and to our wik. Feel free to drop in, ask questions, or contribute.

Disclaimers and Legal Notes

This site is not managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This is only a pilot and demonstration site for technology reasons.

This website has been created solely for technology demonstration purposes as part of the 2008 EPA Environmental Information Symposium. Content presented on this site represents the contributions of symposium participants. EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided on this site or any linked site. Participation in and information provided for this exercise by EPA employees does not constitute endorsement by EPA or any of its employees of the sponsors or products presented on the site. Please be aware the privacy protection provided on the EPA.gov domain may not be available on this site.

Announcement

2010 Office of Environmental Information National Symposium, May 11 – 13, 2010, Proposal for Presentation and Tutorial, December 24, 2009. 

Dashboard 

Topic Specific Example Task Client
Taxonomy (1) EA Placemat (2) Populate / Collaborate Vaughn Noga
Vision (3) Target Architecture (4) Respond to Comments / Revise Odelia Funke
Baseline (5) EA Segments (6) Demonstrate Value Linda Travers
Business Questions (7) Use Cases (8) (in process) Answer Questions Decision Makers

Footnotes:

(1) Hierarchical organization of topics.
(2) Appendix B in 2009 Target Architecture.
(3) Future state of EPA Enterprise Architecture.
(4) The “to-be” EA in 5-10 years.
(5) Strategic planning of information technology (interoperability and communication).
(6) Decomposition of EA into manageable parts (e.g. Water).
(7) Questions developed from talking to EATeam and Community.
(8) Cases developed by EA Team and Consultants for initial demonstration of IMPART to EPA management.

Background

We used a state-of-the art Web 2.0 wik for CIOs and Enterprise Architecture (EA) work this past year and are doing so for EA this new year. Please see: http://cioslearning.wik.is/, http://gov2.wik.is/, and http://epaenterprisearchitecture.wik.is. We are trying to keep up with the many emails, attachments, documents, meetings, products, etc. in a more organized and collaborative environment. This is a six-step process so far as follows: Office Off-Site Retreat to discuss improved communication (June 2008), formation of a collaborative tools working group to support improve communications (July 2008), colaboration with the EPA Web 2.0 Team (August 2008), begin this pilot (November 2008), use this in our EA Training (Spring 2009), and use this collaboration to get from segments-to-services (SOA).

Purpose

"Ensures the organization's enterprise architecture data is visible and accessible to other federal agencies and mission partners to the extent necessary for other organizations to leverage those resources, and works collaboratively with other agencies and organizations on enterprise architecture issues and opportunities" (Item III. B in Attachment to Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, Clay Johnson III, Information Technology Management Structure and Governance Framework, October 21, 2008.

"We are looking to bring EA into the Web 2.0 world." Kshemendra Paul, OMB Chief Architect, November 14, 2008, Email to Acting EPA Chief Architect, Lisa Jenkins.

We also are planning to demonstrate our state-of-the-art Web 2.0 wik at the OEI National Meeting. Please see: http://epa.wik.is/, http://epa.wik.is/Environmental_Information, and http://epa.wik.is/Information_Access_Strategy_October_2008. This is both Enterprise Information Management and a Target Architecture for the Data Architecture of the 2009 EA! The actual 2009 EA Target Architecture is now due in August 2009.

Structure and Interface

Concept Definition Specific Example Comments   
wik Blog A weblog of the significant activites in this wik. This wik! Just the Major New Events
Deki wik An open source software company that develops the most robust and popular enterprise wik and the most complete enterprise collaboration platform. Source:  Wik.is This wik!    Ongoing meetings with Web 2.0, EA, and Technology and Security Team Members to discuss architecture and policy issues        
CPIC The CPIC Program is a structured, integrated approach to managing Information Technology (IT) investments. It ensures that all IT investments align with the EPA mission and support business needs while minimizing risks and maximizing returns throughout the investment's lifecycle. The CPIC relies on a systematic approach to IT investment management in three distinct phases: select, control, and on-going evaluation, to ensure each investment's objectives support the business and mission needs of the Agency. Source: EPA This wik! Start work on integrating EA and CPIC.
Information Technology  The study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware.Applied computer systems, both hardware and software, and often including networking and telecommunications, usually in the context of a business or other enterprise. Often the name of the part of the enterprise that deals with all things electronic. Source: EPA CIO Policy Definitions IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information.   Reviewing Technology and Security Architecture Documents and Looking for Help to do the Next Work   
Taxonomy The practice and science of classification of things that are arranged frequently in a hierarchical structure. Source: wikpedia This wik! Under discussion to simplify             
Policy The CIO governs the Enterprise Architecture Program under this Policy and its related procedures are issued by the CIO or his/her designee after coordination through the Enterprise Architecture Coordination Workgroup (EACWG), the concurrence of the Quality and Information Council (QIC) Steering Committee (SC) (and if deemed necessary by the QIC SC, the QIC itself) in accordance with each groups’ established procedures. This ensures Agency-wide involvement and support in developing the EA implementing procedures.  Source: EPA CIO Policy EPA CIO Policy Next EA Policy and Governance Procedure Meeting, December 16, 2008, 9 am-12 noon REVIEW DOCUMENTS        
Work Group See above for Policy. EPA CIO Policy Next EA Work Group Meeting, December 4, 2008, 9-11 am   
Segments A "line of business" in which enterprise architecture; a set of business activities and endeavors that an enterprise undertakes in order to solve a particular set of business objectives. Some segments directly achieve elements of the enterprise's core mission, and others do so indirectly. Source: EPA Working Papers Federal Segment Architecture Methodology February 27, 2009 – Segment Architecture Templates due to OMB, Updates due to OMB June 30, 2009, September 30, 2009, and December 31, 2000              
SOA Methods for systems development and integration where systems group functionality around business processes and package these as interoperable services. SOA also describes IT infrastructure which allows different applications to exchange data with one another as they participate in business processes.  Source: wikpedia Federal SOA Community of Practice Working on System Maturity for Web-Services-to SOA Matrix               
Target Architecture The set of products that portray the future or end-state enterprise, generally captured in the organization’s strategic thinking and plans. Commonly referred to as the “to-be” architecture. Source: EPA CIO Policy Definitions Documents in this section Discussion at Next EA Work Group Meeting about updating  
AIC Architecture and Infrastructure Committee of the Federal CIO Council. Source: Federal CIO Council See recent meeting agendas Next meeting, January 15, 2009                 
FEA Reference Models The FEA is a comprehensive, business-driven blueprint that serves to inform executive-level decision-making and allows for increased collaboration and resource sharing across Federal agencies. The reference models provide the tools and framework needed to link mission needs, information requirements, and information technology capabilities. The reference models are a taxonomy, developed to provide a greater degree of transparency into the asset and information base of agencies through classification. The reference models can facilitate agency EA development and through the convergence of agency EAs, the outgrowth of a Federal Enterprise Architecture. FEA Reference Models (Offical Site) FEA Reference Model Update due: January 12, 2009
Possibly More to be Added      

Plan

Topic

Current

Advanced

Activity

Target Architecture EAWG, December 4, 2008 SOA Training, Maturity Matrix, and 7th SOA for E-Government Conference (Spring 2009)
Data Architecture Metadata CoI, November 20, 2008 FEA Data Reference Model (1) FEA Reference Model Update (January 12, 2009), Semantic Discovery System, and Special Conference (February 17, 2009)
Collaboration Tools Tool-Time Work Group, Web 2.0 Team, Information Quality Guidelines Workgroup, and ORD GEOSS/ESRP Web 2.0/3.0 and Cloud Computing OEI National Meeting (December 10-12, 2008), Special Conference (February 17, 2009), and Federal Cloud Computing Camp (Spring 2009)
Technology and Security Architecture New Work (Jody Zeugner) Web 2.0/3.0 and Secure Cloud Computing Federal Cloud Computing Camp (Spring 2009)
EAAF 3.0 and Segment Architecture EAWG, December 4, 2008 Web 2.0/3.0 and Secure Cloud Computing This Web 2.0 wik

Note: Discussed with David Prompovitch, EA Team Lead, December 3, 2008.

* See March 26, 2008, Enterprise Data Architecture and Implementation: Federated, Faceted, Semantic Search of Both EPA Metadata and Data with Governance. Slides.

Tutorial

This wik: Slides

Wik.is wik User Manual: wik and PDF Formats

New Help and Administration Documentation: Portal

Also see Architecture and Features (complete with Demo Video Gallery) for more information.

Here are some tips on getting started with this wik:                               

Contribute content

Collaborate

A browser and an internet connection is all you need to start adding content to Deki. Share ideas and plans through the simple interface. Click the "Edit Page" and "New page" buttons on each page to begin contributing content.

Create mashups

Deki supports boatloads of extensions - these are little features which allow you to embed content from other websites. For example, you can embed Google Maps, Windows Live Maps, AND Yahoo! Maps, all on the same page. You can also dynamically manipulate images using our ImageMagick extension

There's so much you can do, so learn all about available extensions in your Deki by clicking the "Extensions List" tab (when the editor loads), or by viewing the Extensions page at the Wik.is Developer Center.

Share media

Attach photos, files, and all sorts of media to any page to share with your community. Files and images are revisioned, just like pages, so you'll always be able to retrieve older files.

Track changes

Did somebody make a change to a page that was bad? Use the revert feature to change the contents of a page back to an older version. You'll never lose any work in Deki.

Let us help you

Create an Wik.is Developer account

Wik.is Developer Center is for anybody who wants to participate in the growth of Deki - creating a free account gives you access to our community forums, our bug tracker, and to our wik. Feel free to drop in, ask questions, or contribute.

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It's nice to know that there is a wik for this organization. to tell you the truth, I'm really waiting for this website. Why? I want to keep updated about the new aspects of Architecture. I am currently on my thesis writing on the new perspectives of Architecture in 20th Century. Your site will be a great help for me. I hope I can participate with your workshops and seminars so I can get some pointers from professionals and their dissertation. It would be a big help. How can I catch on your seminars, guys? Thanks.
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