DoDAF Enterprise Architecture: Providing Solutions to Large Organization

DoDAF enterprise architecture seeks to standardize the methods and process modeling of large government organizations.  Specifically, the Department of Defense Architectural Framework (DoDAF) provides an approach to different and very distinct government agency tasks.  These include weapons and information systems procurement and deployment, consolidation of sub-agencies and component organization, unification of organizational goals involving independent services, and conducting global operations based on a single command system.  These tasks are enormous and often complicated that a defined systems architectural framework is needed so that the organization can function as a cohesive institution.  That information and data systems provided by DoDAF allowed the organizations and services of the Defense Department to work together, coordinate efforts, distribute technology, and share important knowledge and intelligence.

The DoDAF enterprise architecture is also unique because it uses several architectural views that will complement every major initiatives of the organization.  DoDAF could be deployed to serve the needs of tactical and strategic military operations as well as non-combat or civilian needs.  It also implemented several systems views that organize the databases and communication requirements of the department.  Systems views play a key role in the overall enterprise architecture of the Department primarily because it can solve information and communication issues of DoD global operations.  The technological aspect of DoDAF involves the calibration of technical skills as well as technology build-up in order to support existing IT infrastructure and to create technological patterns for future deployment of IT products.  This will avoid redrawing of design or implementation of redundant and often wasteful architectural framework implementation.