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that the federal government engages in without being dependent on the agencies that have beenassigned to perform those operations. SRM is a FEAF framework that is aimed at supportingenactment of service-component connection on performance objective basis. DRM has thedescription of information that is vital in tracing the operation level details. Finally, TRMframework is technical and it does the verification and validation of the components capabilitiesin regard to the stated specifications. TRM also verifies and validates acceptance performance inaccordance with the standards that are to be met (Ji & Xia, 2007). There are three types of architecture in FEAF (Sessions, 2007). The three are Solutionarchitecture, Segment architecture, and the enterprise architecture. Enterprise Architecture hasalready been discussed in the introduction section of this paper. Segment architecture isconcerned with the roadmap for a core mission area, services of the business, or the services ofan enterprise. Segment architecture has three principles that relate it to the enterprisearchitecture. The three are structure, re-use, and alignment. Structure inherits the EA’sframework, but tailors it to meet its requirements. Re-use happens when the segment architecturemakes use of vital assets that the enterprise level defines, such as data. Alignment happens whensegment architecture aligns with architectural elements defined in the enterprise level. Finally,Solution architecture defines the IT assets of the agency that can improve its business functionsas an individual part of the agency (Sessions, 2007).
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORK4Description of FEAF’s CoverageFEAF’s purpose is improving interoperability within the federal government of the US bygenerating one FEA (Federal Enterprise Architecture). The FEA can integrate several differentarchitectures of the diverse Federal Agencies. The Federal Government has used FEAF toorganize information; promote sharing of information; assist Federal organizations in developingtheir architectures; serve customers in a cost-effective manner (Schekkerman, 2004). The scope of FEAF’s application is all organizations within the Federal Governmentincluding their partners. On the other hand, the architectural principles of FEAF require arepresentation of good practices for the organization. They include practices and requirementssuch as architectures that are scoped, planned and defined in an appropriate manner based on theintentions of use; Architectures that comply with all the required laws; Architectures that

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