The Federal agency Chief Information Officer (CIO) realized that the agency needed to “operationalize” its use of Enterprise Architecture to actively drive IT investment decisions. BRMi was awarded a contract in 2011 to provide Enterprise Architecture & Business Modernization Support Services. As part of this initiative, the BRMi team established effective EA functions, updated relevant EA documents and standards, developed the agency’s IT Strategic Plan and Enterprise Cloud Computing Strategy, modified internal EA processes, and updated modernization activities. Additionally, BRMi provided critical architecture services to develop actionable segment architectures. Through these successful projects, BRMi has received recognition from Gartner regarding the Enterprise Cloud Computing Strategy and the CIO who distributed the IT Security Architectural Analysis to other government agencies to be used as an example.
In 2010, a large federal agency identified a need to take action on its records management program. BRMi was brought in to assist the agency implement an electronic records management system. Priorities shifted and the system implementation was put on hold. However, the BRMi team leveraged the opportunity to assess the entire records management program, identify key areas for improvement and make sustainable headway across the agency. BRMi developed and impmlemented a records management maturity model in 2011 that is still being used to measure maturity and assist in strategic planning. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) used this model as the foundation for the new federal maturity model. In addition, BRMi helped the Department develop new training requirements, update its outdated Records Management Directive and establish key working groups to facilitate further maturation.