September 15, 2003 - PR Newswire: Peace Corps Selects Enterprise Architecture Development Platform

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Peace Corps Selects Enterprise Architecture Development Platform

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Peace Corps Selects Popkin's System Architect as Tool Platform for Enterprise Architecture Development

Tool to Provide a Strategic Information Base for Architecture Roadmap

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Popkin Software, a leading U.S. developer of enterprise architecture tools, today announced that the Peace Corps has selected Popkin's System Architect as the platform for development of its enterprise architecture. The Peace Corps is building an enterprise architecture as a strategic information base that provides a roadmap for identifying and implementing the technology the agency needs to carry out its mission.

"Enterprise architecture will enable us to better leverage technology to execute our business processes and build an operational platform for the growth of the Peace Corps in the 21st century," said Gopal Khanna, chief information officer at the Peace Corps. "We aim to recruit and deploy Peace Corps Volunteers more safely and effectively to share their skills and experiences in 70+ countries throughout the world."

"More federal agencies are recognizing that a strong enterprise architecture offers a way to analyze internal needs and develop plans of action to help the organization operate more efficiently," said Jan Popkin, CEO, Popkin Software. "By using System Architect to build an enterprise view of their operations, the Peace Corps will be able to access relevant, reliable and timely information to support informed decision-making and reporting. We are proud to be participating in this key initiative for the Peace Corps." The Peace Corps is working with MITRE's Center for Enterprise Modernization, the primary contractor on the project. The team will use System Architect to analyze and document the Peace Corps' organization and operations to produce an enterprise architecture that enables the Agency to work more efficiently.

The Peace Corps' architecture initiative targets several key areas: volunteer safety, volunteer recruitment and assignment and knowledge management. The Peace Corps hopes to use the architecture to integrate systems and processes for volunteer applications to facilitate post assignments and more quickly bring together countries with needs and volunteers with skills that will help address them.

Since 1961, more than 168,000 volunteers have served in the Peace Corps in 136 countries, working in such diverse fields as education, health and HIV/AIDS education, information technology, business development, the environment and agriculture.

About Popkin Software A U.S.-based company, Popkin Software & Systems is a leading developer of enterprise architecture tools for the federal government. System Architect is the only enterprise architecture and modeling tool that offers complete support for operational, systems and technology modeling to produce required government framework deliverables at the enterprise or project level. System Architect offers integrated support for the Dept. of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), formerly the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) framework. System Architect also supports Treasury Enterprise Architecture Framework (TEAF), Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF), Zachman and other frameworks as well as the IDEF (Integrated Computer-Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) DEFinition) methodologies. For more information, visit at Founded in New York City in 1986, privately held Popkin Software has sold more than 60,000 licenses worldwide.

System Architect is a registered trademark of Popkin Software. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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