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HUD's Enterprise Architecture (EA) Practice initiates an information technology (IT) lifecycle that is comprised of three integrated phases - architecture, investment, and implementation. EA work is business-driven, and technology solutions begin with the intended business model as the goal. HUD "architects" before design, and designs before building and deploying technologies.

Enterprise Architects and Solutions Architects work collaboratively with business and technical subject-matter experts from throughout the Department and other agencies to guide the development of information technology Blueprints, which represent segments within the HUD Enterprise Architecture v4.0. The Practice provides strategic direction to the IT Investment Management (ITIM) process by aligning common solutions across HUD's strategic lines of business, business functions and core IT services. These activities enable accelerated IT Modernization at HUD.

HUD is mandated by the Clinger-Cohen Act and by OMB Circular A-130 to develop and enforce a single enterprise architecture. EA is also a key E-Government component in the progress of the President's Management Agenda.

The Resources page contains a wealth of information regarding HUD's EA Practice.

This enterprise approach:
Simplifies IT investment decisions
Accelerates system implementation
Reduces system diversity

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