It depicts principles and practices in the form of diagrams and stories to describe what ICAM is, what it should do, and what is used to provide capabilities to an agency.While the FICAM Architecture provides a common, government-wide view of ICAM, flexibility in the design exists to allow agencies to use it no matter how unique their implementation environment is.Such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential.
These resources may be electronic files, computer systems, or physical resources such as server rooms and buildings.
This “blueprint” uses principles and practices to define an approach for an organization to design, plan, and execute a strategy.
The FICAM Architecture is the Federal Government’s approach for designing, planning for, and implementing ICAM.
Those who are learning about ICAM should start by reviewing the Architecture from top to bottom – it has been developed to allow those with little ICAM experience to quickly come away with a baseline understanding of what ICAM is and how it impacts their organization.
Enterprise architects seasoned in ICAM will want to compare their agency’s ICAM program to the principles and elements laid out within the Architecture.