This glossary defines the terms used in the book. Because the scope of this book covers multiple architecture frameworks, the same term appears more than once with the definition that is taken from the appropriate framework. The context citation at the end of each entry contains the context to be used for interpreting the description.

actionable   Architecture analysis and documentation that is used by executives, managers, and staff to support resource planning, decision-making, and management. (Context: Common Approach/FEAF2)


Work, not specific to a single organization, weapon system, or individual, that transforms inputs (resources) into outputs (resources) or changes their state. (Context: DoDAF 2.02)

Work that may comprise ...

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