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Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA)

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The Department of Defense (DoD) Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA) is the enterprise architecture for the DoD Business Mission Area (BMA). The purpose of the BEA is to provide a blueprint for DoD business transformation that helps ensure the right capabilities, resources and materiel are rapidly delivered to the military – what they need, when they need it, where they need it, anywhere in the world.

Website: Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA)

Brochure: BEA 10.0 Summary – 14 Feb 2013

The BEA guides and constrains implementation of interoperable Defense Business System (DBS) solutions as required by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by guiding system alignment to end-to-end processes. It also guides information technology (IT) investment management to align with strategic business capabilities as required by the Clinger-Cohen Act, and supporting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) policies. [1] 

The Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) releases the BEA annually to help defense business system owners and program managers make informed decisions in support of the Department. [1]

The Strategic Management Plan (SMP) is a key driver of BEA content. The SMP sets the strategic direction for the Department’s business operations. Currently the FY2012 – FY 2013 Strategic Management Plan (SMP) focused the BAE to improve overall management of its business system investments in seven (7) areas. [1]

  1. Strengthen and right-size the DoD total workforce
  2. Strengthen DoD financial management
  3. Build agile and secure information technology capabilities
  4. Increase the buying power of the DoD
  5. Increase operational and installation energy efficiency
  6. Re-engineer/use end-to-end business processes
  7. Create agile business operations that support contingency missions

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