Xentity often provides architecture, advisory and assistance services to help organizations better their processes. One such contract was with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Geospatial Program (NGP). In doing so, we demonstrated a variety of data solution design analysis, advisory, development and implementation skills.
Problem and Solution
When adopting and integrating the NGP, certain processes must be followed and services must be rendered throughout. Xentity provided architecture, advisory and assistance services to EPA National Geospatial Program (NGP) to identify and engineer business process, data reuse, technology and infrastructure management improvements resulting from the adoption and integration of a NGP. Additionally, the team identified other business processes, programs and functional areas that would benefit from the reusable mapping, data and infrastructure services. The team used the business process and data use improvements practices to develop cost benefit and risk analysis to aid in the development of the financial business case for Geospatial Platform and its data and technical services.
The business case of this project was used in support of the EPA’s CPIC and Portfolio Management processes. In order to position the EPA Geospatial Platform in the context of the broader EPA architecture, the team classified the technology, processes and services within the taxonomy of the FEA. As a result, Xentity coordinated with the data, technology and geospatial governance groups to communicate the results. This influenced the criteria and evaluation processes for management of the geospatial portfolio.
Outcome and Benefit
Xentity demonstrated program analyses and implementation, advisory and assistance services. Also, risk management, agency IT architecture support, IT governance process development, and PMO support. EPA’s NGP program became more efficient as it integrated and adopted fully into the system. At Xentity, we believe that information has taken a backseat to technology for too long. And through our advisory services, groups like the EPA and their NGP program operate efficiently. And they do so without having to adopt new technologies.