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Government-Centric Components for an Open Source Enterprise Architecture Tool
Laying the foundation for building nationwide open source integration
Join other government organizations on this project to make innovative suggestions that transform a new tool into a building block for government-centric applications, collaboratively designed and built to radically increase interoperability throughout government.
The Center for Government Interoperability is working with an open source company to design new government-centric components for their EA tool that will enable federated data sharing. The tool is mature and has received a favorable review in the Journal of Enterprise Architecture. http://www.enterprise-architecture.org/.
For current and future versions, downloads and self-installs are free. The product is open source v.3.
The EA tool is a starter app for a future system of integrated government solutions such as project management applications. Everyone is welcome to contribute new components of the vision.
Let us know if your office would like to help define requirements, learn more about the project, have a trial demo using your data, or sponsor government-specific features. The Center would like to see additional data sharing capabilities that will allow all individual departments to enter and view their own data, and have totals automatically rolled up to your executive level organization.
Visit our forum where you can make suggestions regarding what features the tool should have, ask questions, and discuss ideas with other like-minded government entities. Become part of the government innovation environment. A summary of feature requests is located here.
Collective sponsorship is likely to cost significantly less than individuals buying a proprietary EA application. If you are considering buying an EA app, you may want to review this open source tool. It is available free now. The EA tool customization is one of projects in the Center for Government Interoperabilitys marketplace that brings multiple government agencies together where they can collectively purchase or pay for the construction of open source software that, when construction is finished, will be free for everybody to download.
Let us know of any other state, local or federal government agencies that may be interested in sponsoring or defining requirements for this government-centric EA tool project so that this can become a collaborative project.
There is an ongoing program to integrate many vertical open source solutions into the Enterprise Architecture tool. By participating, you are laying the foundation for a nationwide process of collaborative purchasing to build an enterprise-wide, open source application stack.