There is a growing demand for the State of California to conduct its business differently. Consequently, California has a significant challenge to redesign its business approaches and processes. One of its greatest challenges is to implement an Information Technology (IT) environment that supports a new business model — one that builds an IT infrastructure that efficiently connects agencies to each other and to their customers, and one which provides appropriate access to information from any place, at any time.
Accordingly, the Office of the State Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is establishing a statewide Enterprise Architecture (EA). To facilitate the development of the statewide EA, the OCIO has developed an EA process to be used by Agencies and departments.
The purpose of this ITPL is to:
- Announce the adoption of National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) methodology and the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) framework as the state's standards to refresh the statewide EA;
- Announce the governance process that will be utilized to develop and maintain the statewide EA;
- Advise Agencies and departments of the requirement to utilize the Enterprise Architecture process, beginning with the completion of an “As-Is” Inventory within their organizations;
- Describe the process for developing and submitting the “As-Is” Inventory that is due in June 2009; and
- Identify new and changes to existing State Administrative Manual (SAM) and Statewide Information Management Manual (SIMM) content concerning governance requirements, processes, and procedures to be used when developing, proposing, and adopting new EA standards.