Department of Defense

The management of large organizations utilizing complex systems and technologies requires a structured, repeatable method for evaluating investment options. The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) has broad applicability across commercial and government sectors due to its ability to solve complex integration and interoperability challenges. Compliant with the Clinger-Cohen Act, DoDAF defines a standard means of organizing an Enterprise Architecture into complementary and consistent views and ensures architecture descriptions can be compared across programs, mission areas and the enterprise.


DoDAF compliant architectures have the ability to easily:

  • Implement organizational change
  • Create new systems
  • Deploy new technologies

The Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) is an OMG initiative that supports both the DoDAF and the UK’s Ministry of Defense Architecture Framework (MODAF). It will standardize the architecture definition language representation for both DoDAF and MODAF and will result in significant improvements in the consistency, quality and tool interoperability of enterprise architectures that comply with these frameworks.

Visumpoint served as active members of the UPDM Group and contributing authors to the OMG standard. Our intimate knowledge of UPDM prompted us to develop a profile that implements the specification. visumpoint’s UPDM profile produces DoDAF and MODAF compliant views and work products and establishes the basis for analysis that supports decision-making processes throughout the Department of Defense.