Date of Award

5-2020

Degree Type

Restricted Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Technology

Program

Computing and Information Sciences

First Advisor

Nicholas S. Rosasco

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze the current governance system and state of Afghanistan’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector in the context of existing problems that hinder the implementation and deployment of e-government (electronic government) solutions. In particular, it discusses the challenges Afghanistan faces in terms of deploying the tools of Enterprise Architecture (EA). A study-specific definition and overview for EA is provided, and the closely related question of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (EAFs) is discussed. Issues from managerial, communication, and related areas arising from the use of this technique are then presented. A case study of EA in Afghanistan is then used, beginning with a background and then an in-depth overview of e-government projects, to craft a set of questions and considerations for responsible institutions, lawmakers, and policy authors.

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