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Dennis Wisnosky

Dennis E. Wisnosky

Previously, Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer

DoD Business Mission Area, OSD DCMO


email: dennis [at]

Mr. Dennis E. Wisnosky was, before his retirement in 2012, the Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Department of Defense (DoD) Business Mission Area within the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer.

As Chief Architect and CTO, Mr. Wisnosky is responsible for providing expert guidance and oversight in the design, development, and modification of the federated architectures supporting the Department's Business Mission Area. This role incorporates oversight of the DoD Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA) - the corporate level systems, processes, and data standards that are common across the DoD, in addition to the business architectures of the services and defense agencies. Mr. Wisnosky ensures that the federated architectures of the BMA fully support the Department's vision, mission, strategy and priorities for Business Transformation, and that each tier of the overall architecture is clearly defined with appropriate focused accountability aligned to the management structure of the DoD. He verifies that the BEA and component architectures remain consistent and compliant with the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA), and will support and collaborate with the DoD Components to unify architecture planning, development, and maintenance through a federated approach. Mr. Wisnosky also serves as an advisor on the development of requirements and extension of DoD net-centric enterprise services in collaboration with the office of the DoD Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Wisnosky has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) consulting and training, including extensive experience in business process reengineering and enterprise architecture efforts. His specialty is deriving solutions to effectively move organizations from their "as-is" state of inefficiency to their "to-be" state of achieving strategic and tactical objectives. Mr. Wisnosky is recognized as a creator of the Integrated Definition (IDEFs) language, the standard for modeling and analysis in management and business improvement efforts. In addition, he is the author of several books including DoDAF Wizdom, considered the decisive source within DoD and other government organizations for managing enterprise architecture projects. Mr. Wisnosky holds a bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics from California University of Pennsylvania, a master's in Management Science from the University of Dayton, and a master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Wisnosky has received numerous awards and honors for his work. In 2007 Mr. Wisnosky was a recipient of Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 award.


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