Enterprise Architecture could add a lot of value if used within the Coronavirus Pandemic Task Force at the Federal Levels and in State Governments. However, it must be integrated immediately with expert practitioners adept at the following: modeling, communicating and addressing capability gaps, defining value streams and alternative courses of action, deriving associated, optimal implementation choices and sequencing them, including the enlightened and coordinated use of transition architectures.
For example, the following, very-high-level visual illustrates the tension between two goals related to the U.S. Federal Government's current imperatives. There are ways to address both. World-class EA can help with the planning, implementation, and governance.
Authored by Dr. Steve Else, Chief Architect & Principal Instructor