This white paper highlights reasons why the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) is mandated and describes recent changes to the framework, with a brief description of how IBM Rational solutions can help your organization realize greater value from adoption and using DoDAF in your development process. DoDAF provides a means of evaluating architectures across multiple systems and offers a better way of integrating capabilities into large systems of systems—across an organization and across the Department of Defense, helping you rein in late and over-budget projects, and more.