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The Architecture Product Guide
By Kimberly Brooks - July-September 2010
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO) is scheduled to release an update of the DON Architecture Product Guide (APG) in December 2010. The initial version of the DON APG v1.0.000 was released Nov. 4, 2009. The DON APG v2.0.000 will focus on the development and maintenance of architecture viewpoints while incorporating style and format changes associated with the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) v2.0.

The updated DON APG will provide clarification to DON program managers on the architecture requirements associated with requesting and being granted Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) certification. This guidance will include information about the new DoDAF v2.0 viewpoints and their underlying data requirements, which must be implemented in a program's solution architecture to be compliant with the DoDAF v2.0 Meta Model.

The APG will also include the template and process for registering overview and summary (AV-1) information in the DoD Architecture Registry System. The DON has established an APG Working Group which is currently seeking volunteers.

Kimberly Brooks provides support to the DON CIO enterprise architecture & emerging technology team. Mr. Michael Jacobs is the director of enterprise architecture & emerging technology.


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