The Operating Units of the Department of Commerce (DoC) have made a heavy investment in the development of enterprise-wide IT Architectures. We need to ensure that the Department continues to build on previous efforts and fully realize the benefits of IT Architecture. Assessments of IT processes within an organization are needed to evaluate where we are and where we should be headed. The Department has developed an IT Architecture Capability Maturity Model (CMM) to aid in conducting such assessments. The goal is to enhance the overall odds for success of the IT Architecture by identifying weak areas and providing a defined path towards improvement. As an Architecture matures it should increase the benefits it offers the organization.