The Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®) is based on the Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF™ (UPDM™).

It defines ways of representing an enterprise architecture that enables stakeholders to focus on specific areas of interest in the enterprise while retaining sight of the big picture.

Because 90% of concepts and themes captured in the military frameworks are equally applicable in the commercial domains, UAF as a commercial framework was created. It supports the needs of the commercial sector as well as the military.

Participants in the definition of the framework included a broad spectrum of interested parties, covering industry, tool vendors, and end users as well as representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense and UK Ministry of Defence.

Further information, including specifications: Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®) (at the Object Management Group website).