Chief Architects Forum Home Page    (2PJK)

Contents:    (3H5X)

Introduction:    (2PJL)

What is the Chief Architects Forum?    (2PJM)

What is the purpose of CAF?    (2PJQ)

What is the philosophy of CAF?    (2PJS)

What is the Operational Model of the CAF?    (2PJU)

2009 CAF Meeting Schedule    (3BOE)

* ''All Chief Architect Forums will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time at the Graduate School, USDA, which is located at 600 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC and is near the L'Enfant Plaza Station Metro Station.    (3PGI)

* Directions: The Capital Gallery building is conveniently located with access to the Metrorail and one block from the Washington Mall and the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum. Directions for Metro: Take the Metrorail Orange, Blue, Yellow or Green Line to the L'Enfant Plaza Station. Take the 7th and Maryland Avenue exit.    (3PGH)

2009 ArchitecturePlus Seminar Meeting Schedule    (3DGV)

What's New?    (2PK5)

Project Mission    (51X)

The Chief Architects Forum (CAF) is a body under the Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council Architecture and Infrastructure Committee?s (AIC) Governance Subcommittee, The CAF was formed in April 2004. The first CAF meeting held on April 5, 2004 was the official kick-off. On July 30, 2004, the CAF held a meeting to discuss the Federal Lines of Business (LoB) Initiative that has been launched by OMB as a part of the BY 2006 budget cycle. Architects were provided the opportunity to articulate the strategic imperatives that must be met to ensure the success of the LoB Initiative. The LoB meeting discussions provided a foundation for an agenda - setting meeting yhat was held on September 22, 2004. The objective of the September 22nd meeting was for the CAF to listen to what architects had to say with respect to EA topics they felt important to completing their mission, prioritize them and identify issues the CAF should focus on throughout the upcoming fiscal year.''    (62I)

The discussions from the working session provide valuable insight into the needs of the Chief Architect community as it relates to various EA work streams. Discussions ranged from EA human capital and team structures to tools, methodologies, business use, and implementation. The discussions were intended to identify issue areas for further investigation on the part of the CAF. Though there was no formal large-group prioritization exercise, the most frequent themes that emerged as CAF agenda items/objectives for the coming year are:    (62J)

CAF Leadership Team    (528)

Past CAF Meetings/ArchitecturePlus Meetings    (3BOI)