At last, The United States General Accounting Office publishes the report: Information Technology: Leadership Remains Key to Agencies Making Progress on Enterprise Architecture Efforts. The report, GAO-04-40, is dated November 17 but released December 18. GAO’s Randy Hite was scheduled to present the report at the GCN EA conference, but it was sealed for further political processing, and Randy had to improvise – which he did excellently, as one of the best speakers on the conference.
The +400 pages report describes the Management Maturity Enterprise Architecture Management Maturity Framework (EAMMF) 1.1., and examines the state of architecture in US fedelral government. The conclusion (p 52):
Overall, the federal governmentï¿½s state of enterprise architecture management remains less than satisfactory, with little progress being made over the last 2 years.