Zachman Framework

Zachman Framework Applied to Administrative Computing Services

The Zachman Framework has gained wide acceptance in the industry. Federal Government IT of the United States, in response to the Clinger-Cohen Act, must demonstrate architectural planning for the budgeting process. The States have organized architectural bodies that govern and control IT architecture in conformance with the Clinger-Cohen Act. Much of their work utilizes to the Zachman framework.


The SNAP Portal initiative (corresponding to column 4 of the Zachman Framework), is an effort to achieve many goals, however, it defines a technology, not a model, for achieving enterprise wide architecture. Zachman framework is a model that describes how to select or justify this technology investment and trace back to specific goals. The framework can help AdCom achieve some of the goals in a more organized and sustainable manner, across technology shifts. Some points worth noting about this framework also include:

Framework Applied to AdCom - excercise from Zachman Workshop, Nov 13-15 in Scottsdale, Arizona

  1. AdCom Services Matrix
  2. AdCom Services Composite Row 1 (Goals, Functions, Data, Organization)
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