As a distributed, GOCO agency, DOE has many database systems, some redundant. Programs have come to expect to fund and build their own IT solutions, even when one solution would fulfill the same need across the Department. The enterprise architect (EA) needs to open up to the agency so that new data collection needs can build on existing systems. Meanwhile the EA should actively seek consolidation opportunities. The Department needs an open registry of data collected across the complex.
Idea No. 13117