, Governance Process Version 1.01

CIO Council - AIC, OMB - Office of E-Gov & IT - FEAPMO
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The Component Organization and Registration Environment,, is a capability accessed through the World Wide Web, by a person using a Web browser, that provides a registry and repository for inter-agency sharing of components, services, best practices, and similar assets, and a collaboration environment in support of inter-agency teams.

The purpose of this paper is to establish the governance process for the components and services in the registry and repository.

The process described in this document was developed by the Steering Committee in conjunction with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal Enterprise Architecture Program Management Office (FEA-PMO). The intended audience for this document includes:

  • Government individuals who wish to submit components and services for inclusion in and need to understand how to do so
  • Government individuals who wish to re-use components and services in and need to understand how is governed
  • The Steering Committee which oversees
  • The Federal CIO Council’s Architecture and Infrastructure Committee, which chartered the Steering Committee, is responsible for developing advisory policy, direction and guidance for the FEA to drive business process improvements, investment management, and technical decisions
  • The OMB, overseeing the preparation of the Federal budget and supervising its administration in Executive Branch agencies, has an inherent interest in re-use and productive collaborative environments.

The process defined in this governance document addresses adding new components and services to, modifying the information about components and services in, and removing components and services in Acceptance of new and modified components and services into depends upon their meeting specific criteria targeted at achieving goals.

The process is overseen by a Component/Service Assessment Team (CSAT), consisting of members of the Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council, who are appointed by the co-chairs of the CIO Council’s Architecture and Infrastructure Committee, along with a representative from the Office of Management and Budget.

The Steering Committee anticipates that the governance process described in this document will require adjustment as the community gains more experience with Recommendations from the community are welcome at any time and will be considered carefully. On an annual basis, the Steering Committee will formally solicit recommendations from the Federal CIO Council for improvements to the governance process and will modify this document appropriately.