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Home - FollowTheMoney.org LAPSI | The European Thematic Network on Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information OMB – FEA Segment Architecture Based Planning Fraught with Empirical Dilemma (Cognitive Dissonance) « Ingine – Enterprise Transformation November 12, 2008 by Srinidhi Boray The new Federal Segment Architecture Methodology Link below. The New Guidance is still based on Federal Reference Models and the emphasis on Service Reference Model continues to exists. Reference: FEA Practice Guidance (This is the old link prior to 2009) OLDER : Segment Architecture based Planning By Srinidhi Boray Following inaccuracies in the OMB’s Reference Model and Segment Architecture Methodology – allows for inadvertently promoting bureaucracy in the agency’s OCIO rather than reducing it. 1. To understand “reuse plan” with regards to agencies redundancy reduction planning it is worth establishing clarity between “empirical” and “analysis,” with regards to “common services” a term defined within the Federal Enterprise Architecture Reference Model framework that was established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). o Empirical - o Analysis – § 1: separation of a whole into its component parts 2. 3. Like this: Like Loading...

Shadow Government Statistics - Home Page Microsoft Windows Azure se dote de deux nouveaux kits Disponible via le cloud, Microsoft Windows Azure est un PaaS (Platform-as-a Service). Il répond à une demande croissante ce de type de plate-forme de développement autour de laquelle gravite un véritable écosystème avec un langage propre, des outils dédiés au développement et des modules. Microsoft annonce ainsi deux nouveaux modules : PRESTO et OGDI. Plus d’un milliard de documents sont échangés entre administrations chaque année. Fort de ce constat, la DGME (Direction Générale pour la Modernisation de l’Etat) s’est lancée dans un chantier collaboratif avec pour objectif la normalisation d’une enveloppe technique d’échange de données. PRESTO a été définie en conformité avec les exigences d’ouverture, d’interopérabilité et de modularité avec comme fil rouge le respect des standards internationaux. C’est le 13 septembre 2006 que PRESTO 1 a été publié sur la base des services Web.

DC Meltdown & Role of EA in establishing ‘Accountability’ in Federal IT Spending « Ingine – Enterprise Transformation September 25, 2008 by Srinidhi Boray By Srinidhi Boray As the Wall Street melts down, so does the DC. One quick survey and it will yield how lacking many big institutions are. Catering to the IT market are bandied many large IT vendors. In the federal sector, The Clinger Cohen Act was established to bring in greater accountability in addition to several other things. Link to Campbell Brown’s article on CNN “”What’s amazing to me is that the administration seems a little surprised that Congress and the American people are not marching in lockstep with them on this and not fully appreciating the urgency. Well here’s why, in one word: accountability.”””” Going forward, that now Fannie and Freddie have directly come under Federal administration, hopefully accountability creating systematic process will be established based on the Federal Enterprise Architecture guidance, should they survive as behemoths. Like this:

Exposed: the Surveillance of School of the Americas Watch - Partnership for Civil Justice Fund By Mara Verheyden-HilliardExecutive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund For a decade, the FBI flagrantly abused its counter-terrorism authority to conduct a widespread surveillance and monitoring operation of School of Americas Watch (SOAW), a nonviolent activist organization founded by pacifists with the aim of closing the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas (now renamed) and ending the U.S. role in the militarization of Latin America. Hundreds of pages of documents obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, on behalf of SOAW, once again reveal the FBI’s functioning as a political surveillance and intelligence operation and its use of its domestic terrorism authority against peaceful protest in the United States. SOAW organizes annual protests in Fort Benning, Ga., the site where the U.S. SOAW’s mission and proven track record are peaceful. Tracked despite 'peaceful intentions' Mass arrests and Confidential Informants

Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI)—Microsoft Government Cloud computing for government Government IT at its best: Cloud computing provides solutions for government. Help improve reliability and help save money by integrating hosted services into your IT strategy. Cloud Application Center Discover cloud computing government solutions and public sector software to get your agency in the cloud quickly. E-government solutions can help make the most of cloud benefits for your agency. Government 2.0 Open government, also known as open gov or gov 2.0, can help transform government. Telework solutions for government Microsoft in e-government: Telework has become an attractive and practical alternative. Unified communications for your agency Microsoft government solutions can help agencies streamline and unify internal and external communications.

Enterprise Architecture – Economic Model – System Dynamics « Ingine – Enterprise Transformation August 22, 2007 by Srinidhi Boray By Srinidhi Boray Enterprise Architecture Assists in Understanding Enterprise’s Unique Economic Model Remember : With Increasing Complexity Degree of Freedom Reduces When System Strives for Extreme Commoditization – Individual Should Strive for Specialized & Unique Competencies On 26th Feb’ 2009 CNN Reports – Reason for GM failure blamed on steep Fixed Cost. However one may attempt to distort reality, in the end one cannot play with numbers, as numbers are mere numbers. Gartner has begun to endorse the view proposed in this article. As an anti-thesis – this is also said of Maths by Albert Einstein “as far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.“ This is where Enterprise Architecture improves upon on by providing better abstraction and logical reasoning by introducing structure derived from ontology that is intrinsically ‘architecture’. Like this: Like Loading...

ODNI Says Whistleblowers Comparable “Insider Threats” to Spies and Murderers, Suggests Anyone who Damages Agency Reputation Should Be Considered a Threat: FRINFORMSUM 11/19/2015 | UNREDACTED Somewhat contradictory slides from ODNI. Exonerated whistleblower Thomas Drake – who helped shed light on the National Security Agency’s mass domestic surveillance practices in 2005 and who the government was forced to drop all 10 espionage-related charges against after he rejected a series of plea deals – is, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s National Insider Threat Task Force, a comparable threat to Ft. Hood and Navy Yard shooters Nidal Hasan and Aaron Alexis, respectively. The PowerPoint also lists Drake’s fellow whistleblower Edward Snowden as another dangerous insider threat. Larsen also troublingly claimed during the insider threat webinar “that any employees and contractors who damage an entity’s reputation, be it government or business, by exposing inside information should be considered insider threats, as they ‘would be in the business world.’” Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy on whistleblowers: “You gotta, uh, let them go.” The U.S. U.S.

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