Architecture for the US Army Human Resources Enterprise
By Seth Dorris
The Department of the Army (DA) is an agency of the Federal Government that has an established enterprise architecture program per the Clinger-Cohen act of 1996. However, the DA does not recognize its own business units as enterprises which require their own EA to completely integrate IT into the decision-making process and maximize the value of IT investments.
This paper examines one such business unit, human resources, and describes how an EA program can be developed that will nest neatly underneath the existing architecture for the DA and help optimize integrations, decrease IT risks, lower IT costs, and simplify the IT landscape.