State of California adopting enterprise architecture standards

In an article on Government Technology, the state of California announced that they will be conducting enterprise architecture.

The California Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) sent a policy letter Wednesday to state agency heads informing them that the office will be adopting enterprise architecture standards.

They will be based upon methodology of the National Association of Chief Information Officers and also the Federal Enterprise Architecture, the letter said. The enterprise architecture will describe "the integration of the current and future states of government programs, technology and information," according to OCIO.

As a first step, OCIO is asking state agencies and departments to conduct an "as-is" inventory of their business and technology by June 30. The adoption of enterprise architecture is the latest in a series of announcements from OCIO in recent months. The office has released its five-year strategic and capital plans, named Michael Byrne the state's first-ever geospatial information officer, and has proposed a major consolidation of state IT services.