Updated DON DoDAF V2.0 Implementation Guidance Released

By Kimberly N. Brooks - Published, May 22, 2010

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer has released updated DON DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) v2.0 Implementation Guidance. This guidance clarifies what it means to be compliant at the current time with the requirements of DoDAF v2.0, within the DON.

The DON's DoDAF v2.0 implementation guidance clarifies the policy associated with using DoDAF v1.5 versus DoDAF v2.0 "views" and discusses the use of DoDAF v2.0 compliant commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools. It also provides direction on the use of "fit for purpose" views, which are a new concept released as part of DoDAF v2.0.

A key element of compliance with DoDAF v2.0, which is discussed in the implementation guidance memo, is that all architectures developed within the DON should focus on the underlying data and information associated with the program or solution, as opposed to simply focusing on the graphical representation of the required architectural views. In addition, the memo discusses the requirement for this underlying architectural data to be compliant with the new DoDAF v2.0 Meta Model (DM2).

Style and format changes associated with DoDAF v2.0 views will be incorporated into the next release of the DON Architecture Product Guide (APG).

Kimberly Brooks provides Enterprise Architecture support to the DON CIO.

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