David Aden, Government Technology: For many agency heads or department managers, any mention of "Enterprise Architecture" (EA) causes emotional reactions ranging from fear to outright antagonism. Often EA has come to mean "yet another IT project and expense which I don't have time for and from which I won't see any tangible results." For others, it is simply a checkbox that must be filled to get the money needed to get real work done. But what is Enterprise Architecture (EA) really? And who is it intended to benefit?