SOURCE: Vangent


May 02, 2011 12:47 ET

Vangent Guide Provides Roadmap to Implementing Enterprise Architecture as Foundation for Good Governance

Highlights How Federal Agencies and Other Organizations Can Increase Agility, Improve Customer Satisfaction, Support Greater Transparency and Reduce Costs

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process services, recently published a new guide to help federal agencies and other organizations become leaner, more agile, and more competitive. Guide to Good Governance succinctly explains the important role enterprise architecture plays in pursuing good governance practices and proposes an effective approach.

Federal agencies are facing complex budgetary, political, and legislative challenges; they are being required to trim at least five percent or more off their budgets. Additionally, the Office of Management and Budget expects federal agencies to meet more stringent accountability and transparency requirements. Guide to Good Governance helps organizations achieve compliance and overcome obstacles and misperceptions about enterprise architecture by presenting a three-step rollout strategy that streamlines the adoption of good governance strategy and makes the best use of its ability to inform and mature governance mechanisms.

"While the costs of implementing and operating an enterprise architecture program primarily stem from the IT function of an organization, several other departments -- such as human resources, marketing, legal, and procurement -- benefit as well," said Mac Curtis, President and CEO. "Vangent's first-hand experience with deploying enterprise architecture and realizing the remarkable results leading to effective governance provided the basis for creating this guide."

The guide was written by Simona Lovin, PMP, MBA, Director, Health Solutions. Ms. Lovin leads the Enterprise Architecture Community of Practice at Vangent. During her 18-year career, she has managed large-scale system integration and data migration projects for Fortune 500 companies and led the Data Architecture and Business Process Modeling practices for the private-lending arm of the World Bank Group -- the International Finance Corporation. Since joining Vangent in 2005, Ms. Lovin has focused on the management of architecture programs for major federal agencies and healthcare.

Download a copy of Guide to Good Governance.

About Vangent, Inc.
Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and business process services to the U.S. federal and international governments, higher education institutions, and corporations. Vangent's 7,500 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Justice, Labor, and Veterans Affairs; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K. and Canada. For more information, visit Did you know? Four out of 10 Americans connect with Vangent, but never know it. Learn more at

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