SOURCE: EM&I

EM&I

July 06, 2011 11:15 ET

U.S. Army's Capability Architecture Development and Integration Environment (CADIE) Licenses ACART® From EM&I

Offering Helps Army Assess Compliance Against DoD Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA) and the Army Federated Enterprise Architecture

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - EM&I today announced that the U.S. Army's Capability Architecture Development and Integration Environment (CADIE) has licensed EM&I's ACART® solution to track the Service's systems compliance against a variety of laws, regulations and policies. ACART is a web application that can be configured with modules to help an organization's users evaluate systems against requirements to provide the organization with insight and analysis into their compliance. The one year ACART Deluxe enterprise license includes the following:

  • ACART Accelerator, including the compliance module, standard reports and dashboard module
  • The Discovery and System Analysis module
  • ACART Federation Module
  • Four databases

With these new tools, CADIE can now support the Army's Office of Business Transformation as it further develops the Army Federated Enterprise Architecture (FEA), the blueprint to guide future system developments in the Army by supporting the integration/federation of domain architectures and generating of force enterprise activities capabilities. In addition, the Army can track compliance against the Department of Defense's (DoD) overarching Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA) using the same tool that the Business Transformation Agency uses throughout the DoD.

ACART enables users to assess, filter and federate a vast numbers of enterprise requirements, laws, regulations and policies. The requirements might include overarching architectures, acquisition regulations, internal checklists, and performance requirements, depending upon the application. The requirements tracked by ACART include all of the major regulatory hot buttons such as: OMB 300, Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA), Inspector General (IG) Act, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), Government Performance Results Act (GPRA), Clinger-Cohen, OMB Circular A-123, Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5000, Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Act.

"CADIE's selection of ACART further solidifies the software as a standard for systems compliance tracking in the DoD," stated Malcolm Slovin, vice president for EM&I. "As programs throughout the Army use ACART to track their compliance against requirements, not only will they know they're installing systems in line with the Army and DoD's rules, they'll be moving forward toward a more comprehensive enterprise architecture that will ultimately better serve the Army and its personnel."

ACART delivers multiple benefits for programs, including: helping them determine their compliance status; providing guidance to achieve compliance; and helping evaluate potential systems under consideration to ensure they comply with applicable regulations.

Today, ACART can be licensed for use by other programs, agencies and commercial clients for multiple purposes. ACART is a configurable tool ideally suited for use in highly regulated industries (e.g., pharmaceutical, healthcare, financial, investment, SEC) subject to varying levels of laws, regulations, and policies. For these highly complex industries, ACART can be used to assess, filter and federate vast numbers of enterprise requirements and LRPs at multiple levels. The requirements might include overarching architectures/business frameworks, acquisition regulations, federal and local state laws, technical standards, internal checklists, and performance requirements, depending upon the need.

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