Former U.S. Enterprise Architecture Chief Joins MEGA International Advisory Board
SHARON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEGA International today announced that Richard Burk, former chief architect for the U.S. government, has joined the Advisory Board of MEGA International.
“Dick will assist agencies working with MEGA International in optimizing the value from their EA initiatives to improve services to citizens.”
Burk was the chief architect and manager of the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) Program at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for almost 3 years. He led the effort to develop a standard, government-wide business and technology framework to align federal IT investments as a means of improving government services. The FEA Framework (FEAF) has been adopted by U.S. government agencies, and by governments in other countries, including Japan, Australia, and Denmark.
MEGA International provides enterprise architecture (EA), business process analysis (BPA), and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions. The MEGA Modeling Suite business process analysis (BPA) and enterprise architecture (EA) modeling tools are used by corporations and a large number of government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, NASA, and USDA. The tools help organizations understand assets, control operations, and govern risks.
“Dick Burk is the recognized EA expert for the federal government. He will continue to help expand the adoption of enterprise architecture by government agencies through his position on our Advisory Board,” noted Lucio de Risi, president and CEO of MEGA International. “Dick will assist agencies working with MEGA International in optimizing the value from their EA initiatives to improve services to citizens.”
Prior to OMB, Burk capped his 30-year career at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the chief enterprise architect, responsible for development and delivery of HUD’s EA practice, data management practice, and strategic planning process. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from The Ohio State University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton. He served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda and worked for the City of Columbus, Ohio. Last year, Burk served as president of the Association for Federal Information Management (AFFIRM), a government-industry organization dedicated to improving federal government information management through education and internships.
MEGA International (www.mega.com) is a privately-held company providing enterprise architecture, business process analysis, and governance, risk, and compliance solutions, with 45,000 software licenses worldwide. The company is consistently ranked as an industry leader by Gartner and Forrester. Clients include AT&T, DirecTV, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Morgan Stanley, NASA, Nissan, Wyeth, and the US Departments of Homeland Security and Transportation. For more information, please go to www.mega.com.