As noted in the Functional Organization Manual (FOM), the Office of EA is responsible for EA stewardship and IT strategic planning.
VA Chief Enterprise Architect
The VA EA is under the leadership of the VA Chief Enterprise Architect who:
The Chief Enterprise Architect also maintains the VA Enterprise Architecture Repository (VEAR), ensuring EA tools and information required to support analyses and VA decision processes are visible, available, accessible, and understandable to stakeholders across the Department
In practice, VA combines the functions of enterprise architecture and IT strategic planning into a single office under the Office of the VA Chief Enterprise Architect. Supporting the Chief Enterprise Architect is a team of architects and strategic planners organized into two directorates:
Director of Enterprise Architecture
The Director of Enterprise Architecture leads efforts to establish the VA EA as authoritative reference for the requisite strategic, business, and technology information used to make informed decisions for VA. The role is responsible for identifying, defining and prioritizing the business needs and associated requirements that drive VA EA evolution. This includes collaboration efforts with the Administrations and Staff Offices to ensure consistent communication with business partners and increase the value of VA EA use within the Agency’s strategic planning and investment management processes.
Director of Strategy, Planning, and Accountability
The Director of Strategy, Planning, and Accountability is responsible for providing strategic planning and programming efforts to transform and modernize VA’s IT business capabilities and ensure proper alignment to VA goals and objectives. This role also supports the VA IT environment to help formulate and measure the evolution of strategies and alignment of VA’s overarching strategic plans, business goals and objectives.