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E​nterprise Technology and Planning  Our knowledge leaders work with our customers to envision a program from concept through deployment and support. By applying architecture planning, program management, and technology insight, we guide our clients through a complex maze of decisions to achieve their mission.

Enterprise Architecture (EA) Development Methodology  Achieving a quality Business Driven EA Landscape requires that we go through diligent steps to clearly understand the customer business needs and strategy.  ArchSmart utilizes a series of steps in Strategic Planning and Enterprise Architecture Alignment to meet customer goals and business / operational expectations. In addition, we rely on quality commercial off the shelf tools to realize an EA Landscape that is measurable and accountable. The fundamental capabilities that ensure EA accountability, agility, and dynamics encompass:

  • Relationship Visibility and Traceability
  • Easily Realized Alignment to any desired depth
    • Full Traceability of Impact, Cause and Effect
    • Custom Queries of Configurations
  • Planning Foundation for Innovation, Re-engineering
    • Opportunities Analysis
    • Potential Gap and/or Overlap Analyses
    • Potential Vulnerability Analyses
  • Object Oriented Management and Control
  • Extensive OOTB Reporting
    • Responsive to Real Business Questions
  • Extensible Custom Reporting
  • Predictive Analysis for Strategic Planning, etc.
  • Full Integration of PFM, CMDB Capabilities
  • Object Oriented Database  Underpinning for EA
    • Management, Control, Design, Object Exploitation

​​​​​Systems Architecture and Engineering Successful major-systems acquisitions rely on two key elements—using a foundational architecture or blueprint and adhering to the discipline of systems engineering. ArchSmart  helps to design and develop systems architectures and apply systems engineering methodologies for systems ranging from tactical, single-user systems to multi-million-dollar programs.

Data Interoperability and Information Sharing – We enable our customers to identify and understand their information requirements for mission success, the ability to communicate in common frameworks and quickly develop needed systems interfaces, SLA's, and Information Exchanges using Data Standards. ArchSmart specializes in Data – driven Architecture design and development of tools and applications such as the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Information Exchange Product Document (IEPD) Factory (as named by DHS) which is used across DNDO, CBP, USVISIT and other DHS components providing them a "Force Multiplier" in interface message development.

ArchSmart is the recognized thought leader and the only company with the experience to develop and maintain National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Domains and NIEM Information Exchange Product Documents (IEPDs) using Troux's Enterprise Architecture Tool Suite. As a force multiplier, ArchSmart has developed the NIEM IEPD Factory, so named by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Enterprise Data Management Office (EDMO), which automates the NIEM Domain and IEPD production and maintenance processes. ArchSmart is a key members in the following areas:

  • CBRN Domain stewards for DHS/DNDO
  • NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC)
  • DHS EDMO Data Management Working Group (DMWG)

Security/Information Assurance We help keep your network safe by adhering to FISMA reporting requirements in alignment with agency Certification and Accreditation (C&A) activities.  We also ensure an assessment of agency risks and vulnerabilities

Program Management We ensure a project is completed in a timely manner while staying within budget by:

  • Adherence to industry standard program management concepts and methodologies
    • Certified Program Management Professionals (PMP)
  • Project Management Office (PMO) establishment and governance
    • Communicate with stakeholders at every level
    • Effective reporting to quickly gauge project / program status
    • Use of common Project Management documents, and template establishment
    • Alignment of Architecture to Program and Acquisition Management Strategy
  • Adherence to reporting requirements under Clinger-Cohen Act, and reporting requirements of OMB 300
    • Management throughout project lifecycle - ensure achievement of baseline goals and client requirements
    • Development / use of effective change and risk management policies, procedures, and processes
    • Alignment of IT architecture to requirements