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Implementation of E-Government Principles

May 2005
Report No. 05-018

AUDIT REPORT


The FDICís Enterprise Architecture Framework


ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW

The FDIC's framework for implementing its EA is based on Federal and industry best practices, including the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council's Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF) and the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture. FDIC's framework has been tailored to emphasize security. The FDIC EA framework complies with the FEAF and highlights the importance of security to all other components of the architecture.

The first component, the Business Architecture, focuses on FDIC's business needs. The next three components, the Data, Applications, and Technical Infrastructure Architectures, focus on the technological capabilities that support the business and information needs. The final component, the Security Architecture, focuses on specific aspects of interest to the Corporation that span the enterprise and must be integral parts of all other architectures.

The five components of the FDIC EA framework include:

The Security Architecture establishes a framework for integrating safeguards into all layers of the FDIC's Enterprise Architecture. The security architecture uses a risk management and information assurance strategy that provides access control, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation for the Corporation's information and systems.

The Security Architecture offers the following improvements:

and the following benefits:




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