>The Information Management Framework (IMF) provides a holistic view of the categories and components of effective information architecture.
These categories include the following:
Information-sharing–Enable information sharing by ensuring that information is visible, accessible, understandable, and interoperable throughout the enterprise and with external partners.
Efficiency–Improve mission efficiency by ensuring that information is requirements-based, non-duplicative, timely, and trusted.
Quality–Promote information quality, making certain that information provided to users is valid, consistent, and comprehensive.
Compliance–Achieve compliance with legislation and policy providing for privacy, freedom of information, and records management.
Security— Protect information assets and ensure their confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
All areas of the framework must be managed as part of effective information architecture.