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OMG UML Profile for DoDAF/MODAF™ (UPDM™)

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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.

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