Army Information Architecture (AIA).
a. The AIA is the summation of information architectures developed for
HQDA agencies, major commands (MACOM), intermediate commands, installations,
and activities. The AIA defines the relationship of all elements involved
in information management and provides a blueprint for developing specific
information plans and actions. The Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff
for Information Management, a principal Army general staff position, manages
the development of all Army information systems through the AIA.
b. The AIA is a framework for providing the Army with affordable
information support that is technologically and functionally up-to-date.
The AIA allows centralized management and decentralized development of
information systems to support the Army's mission requirements.
pertains to all information systems regardless of proponent, component or
environment, and incorporates all disciplines of the Information Mission
c. The AIA is a start point for the entire information process.
(1) Provides the overall framework for development of information
systems within the IMA.
(2) Depicts relationships between elements of the IMA so functional
proponents and information managers can understand more clearly the
information resources that are available, where the resources are located,
and how the resources are to be acquired.
(3) Provides broad rules and standards to ensure that newly developed
information systems can be integrated into the AIA.
d. The primary goals of the AIA are to:
identified, documented, and supported in a timely manner.
effectiveness and efficiency in both peacetime and wartime.
(3) Ensure information systems
environments as the forces supported.
(4) Ensure sensitive information is afforded the appropriate level of
protection as Army information systems process it.
(5) Capitalize on the latest developments in academia and industry to
employ modem information technology in support of Army commanders.