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Patrick Henry Library, Vienna; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow; MITRE Aberdeen,
Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Various, Maryland

Dec 17, 2013    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

What Makes Good Enterprise


and How Do You Get There?

by: Phil Homan

Tuesday December 17, 2013

Ever wonder what distinguishes good enterprise architecture from not-so good? Ever wonder how to take sub-par architecture, or no architecture at all, and build something that delights your organization or your client?

In this briefing, Phil Homan will take you through his experience joining a team in desperate need of EA expertise and leading them to produce EA that was recently reviewed by independent experts hired by the client to perform a �Solution Configuration and Operational Assessment� on their COTS installation. They described the EA as "a comprehensive and complete guide for understanding the scope and depth of the program." Their recommendation:  "Ensure that all personnel assigned to any functional capacity within the program become familiar with the valuable content in these documents."

This discussion will focus on the critical decisions and actions that led to success in this engagement and others. It will also touch on uses of the EA for Configuration Management and quality improvement.


 Mr. Philip Homan is the ECS Federal Chief Enterprise Architect leading a team of IT Architects in the development and maintenance of the Navy ERP Enterprise Architecture. He has over 36 years of experience in Enterprise and Application Architecture, Systems Engineering Management, Project Management, and Database Design. Mr. Homan joined the Navy ERP EA team in November 2010. Previously, Mr. Homan was the Chief Application Architect and Systems Engineering Manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Enterprise Applications Development Integration and Sustainment project. For the past 11 years Mr. Homan has lead various IT Architecture efforts for the DoD and FEMA, including 18 month as the Chief Architect for Team IBM developing the DoD Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA) for the Business Transformation Agency (BTA). Mr. Homan spent much of his early career supporting IBM Enterprise Systems as a programmer, database designer, application architect, and, ultimately, as Chief Enterprise Architect for their worldwide Technical Support Services Division. Mr. Homan has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mathematics from The Catholic University of America. Mr. Homan is recognized as a Master Certified IT Architect by The Open Group.

6:30 PM � Networking and Pizza

7:00 � 8:00 PM � Program

 There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring, and Annapolis Junction


The presentation will originate at the McLean facility, with video tele-conferencing (VTC) between:

MITRE-2, room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102

host: Scott Ankrum

cell: 240-731-7581

FDA, Bld 66, room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20993
host: James Simpson

cell: 301-996-4976

MITRE, Northgate Building A

209 Research Blvd., Room# 02-301

Aberdeen, MD 21001

host: Richard Eng

cell: 703-201-9112



MITRE, room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

host: Aaron Dagen

desk: 732-578-6301

MITRE, room 6FD111

300 Sentinel Drive

Annapolis Junction, MD

Meg Weinberg: 410-707-2211

Tom Everett: 978-852-2400


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Registration Website: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/26913

You must register by noon on Monday, December 16.  If you cannot attend at any location, select telephone dial-in when you register.  FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors.  If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address.  Allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting.

For registration problems or further information contact Scott Ankrum at: or 703-983-6127