It is a new solution based on the MEGA Modeling Suite to specifically support the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF).
The DoDAF, so named because it originated with the US Department of Defense (DoD) and is a requirement for DoD agencies and contractors to use in developing architectures, has become an international standard for the world’s largest defense, aerospace, and security organizations. The DoDAF is applicable to all large organizations that require structured, repeatable methods to plan and implement organizational change and deploy new technologies. It is used to visualize, represent, and understand complicated operational and systems architectures, and provide support for decision-making, all based on standard descriptions.
MEGA, just named by Forrester Research as a leader in its report, The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Analysis, Enterprise Architecture (EA) Tools, and IT Planning, Q1 2009, has now extended its industry-leading EA tool to support DoDAF. This repository-based modeling tool helps define and link process and IT architecture components. The Suite offers extended workgroup capabilities, and automatic generation of reports as required by the standard. IT planning capabilities support decision-making and enable systems to be evolved on a lifetime basis.
EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world, is using the MEGA Suite for DoDAF to support its activities on the SESAR Project, the program for the modernization of European air traffic control.
“MEGA used its extensive experience in enterprise architecture modeling to create the MEGA Suite for DoDAF, which aligns organizational and IT requirements in the military and security sectors,” explained Jean-Yves Sauze, system architect, EADS. “With this tool, we have been able to describe an architecture and its technical solution, adapt the DoDAF framework to the project requirements, and easily communicate the architecture to stakeholders. It has been quite helpful in supporting design and validation activities.”
Sauze said the EADS project team has found the MEGA tool to be intuitive and easy to use, helping to provide rich information for decision-making. EADS, with 116,000 employees in France, Germany, Spain, the UK, US, and Australia and annual revenues of more than €39 billion, is a leader in defense, aerospace, homeland security, and commercial markets.
The MEGA Suite for DoDAF, which is easily customizable, allows impact analysis and link tracking. Standard notation allows easy navigation between levels of descriptions. It comes with a powerful reporting tool, with more than 60 analysis reports.
An important and differentiating feature, traceability with requirements, is achieved by interfacing the MEGA Suite for DoDAF to Telelogic®Doors®, the standard requirement management system in the defense market.
With easy access to all DoDAF views and elements, validation checks to ensure consistency across models, and a dictionary of over 12,000 terms documenting the standard, the MEGA software fully supports DoDAF implementation.
The MEGA Suite for DoDAF (mega.com) will be available in March this year. It supports the latest DoDAF Version 1.5