Integrated Value to Customer

Team BMEA developed a performance model to compare the performance of two different types of implementations through a hypothetical border crossing application and to demonstrate how an engineer can take this new architecture and develop a flexible system optimized to a particular application.

Based on initial results obtained from the performance model, Team BM-EA recommends that agencies/organizations attempting to introduce biometric enterprise architecture within their business construct implement Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) like technologies on cloud computing “commodity” hardware to improve system interoperability, flexibility, and performance at an improved price point. The team also explored the use of an agent-based model.

Furthermore, results from Team BM-EA’s cost modeling indicate that significant low-risk savings that can be realized by switching from the As-Is implementation.