The Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM™) is a visual modeling standard that
supports the development of architectures that comply with the USA Department of
Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and the UK Ministry of Defence
Architecture Framework (MODAF).
UPDM provides a common model for DoDAF and MODAF that enables
interoperability of architectures across transnational program boundaries. It
specifies a common terminology for the core concepts of both architectural
frameworks, and a standard for the interchange of machine-readable models
between different vendors' tools. Using UPDM, Enterprise Architects can develop
architectures at a high level of abstraction in a consistent way that can be
extended down throughout system layers.
UPDM is based on OMG's Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.0, Systems Modeling
Language (SysML), and Service Oriented Architecture Modeling Language (SOAML),
ensuring widespread implementation by multiple tool vendors. Although DoDAF and
MODAF were initially developed for the military domain, the Enterprise
Architecture issues they address are equally applicable to many general business
and public service systems. Therefore, UPDM is also finding widespread use
amongst companies and government organizations that implement DoDAF and MODAF.
Download the latest UPDM specification:
Interested in being a part of the UPDM 2.2 Revision Task Force and shaping
future versions of the spec? Contact:
Dr. Graham Bleakley