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Defense Architecture Frameworks

IBM support for DoDAF, MODAF and NAF architecture frameworks

Powerful capabilities supporting defense architecture frameworks

IBM offers a powerful integrated suite for building architectures using the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), British Ministry of Defense Architectural Framework (MODAF), and NATO (NAF) defense architecture frameworks. IBM solutions enable:

Product solutions for architecture

The most widely used DoDAF tool. Create architecture models with interactive visualization and analysis. Link, consolidate, and analyze information spanning strategic, operational, systems, services, data, project, and standards views, and utilize Explorer diagrams for fit-for-purpose views. Use Cognos BI 8.4, bundled with SA at no charge, to build analysis dashboards. IBM Rational System Architect XT provides a thin-browser live interface to architecture, and SA/Publisher enables generation of a report-driven website.

A web-based enterprise architecture solution that can help improve decision making, suitable for individuals who are looking to leverage the information within the enterprise architecture.

Requirements management, traceability, and impact analysis capabilities for more formal, rigorous requirements engineering purposes. Tight integrations are provided with IBM Rational's architecture modeling tools.

Perform better decision analysis, portfolio analysis, and planning -- a tight integration with System Architect enables you to bring architecture information into Focal Point, and link it with non-architectural information (such as costs, bandwidth, priorities, ratings, etc). This enables objective project and portfolio analysis leading to better decisions supported by solid analysis.

Design to build IT applications in Rational Software Architect, a state-of-the-art application design tool with a UML profile for DoDAF, providing automatic code generation and reversal for multiple languages.

Transitioning to DoDAF 2.0

What you need to know about DoDAF 2.0: A panel discussion.