Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA) promotes the governance, asset management and sharing of the Commonwealth's data assets. The Commonwealth Data Governance team is responsible for implementing EIA strategies under four domains:
The Commonwealth Data Governance team operates within these domains through collaboration with data stewards, business leads, technical leads, security staff and other stakeholders across the enterprise.
The EIA Data Governance Domain centers on high-level data stewardship of the Commonwealth's information architecture and assets. Data Governance represents the strategy dimension of the EIA program, with clearly defined objectives cascading from the enterprise to the Agency and program level. Key factors within the Enterprise Data Governance Domain include strategic direction, institutional arrangements, agency relationships and administrative functions necessary for aligning the Commonwealth's EIA with the Business Architecture.
The EIA Data Sharing Domain promotes the formation of a Commonwealth-wide trust framework to enable the exchange of information across organizational domains and source data systems. The trust framework will be modeled on the Federal Data Utilization and Reciprocal Support Agreement (DURSA) and consist of requisite legal agreements. The trust framework and implementing legal agreements will enforce compliance with all security, privacy, consent and authorization codified in applicable law.
Information relating to the Commonwealth's move toward enterprise data sharing can be found under the Secretarial Committee on Data Sharing.
The EIA Data Asset Management Domain focuses on the development, implementation and maintenance of an enterprise-level inventory of the Commonwealth's data assets. Data asset management features high-level metadata and related data documentation at the Secretariat, Agency and program level. The metadata inventory will be structured based on a detailed taxonomy with subject-area and information-class categorization. The inventory will be housed in a central metadata repository, with data assets mapped to adopted enterprise data standards. This asset mapping shall support gap analysis and identification of areas requiring new enterprise data standards.
The EIA Data Standards Domain focuses on the establishment and maintenance of adopted Commonwealth data standards. This includes standards for data management, data storage, data exchange, information architecture, messaging and implementation guides. The EIA Data Standards Domain fosters semantic interoperability across the Commonwealth based on enterprise agreements on common data/attribute definitions, specifications and vocabularies for data/information assets. Under this Domain, the Commonwealth Data Governance Team is responsible for publishing and maintaining enterprise data standards in the EA Standards Repository.
Adopted standards are published and maintained in the Enterprise Standards Repository (Excel).
The above Excel file ("Enterprise Standards Repository") lists all the COV Adopted Standards.
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