Web Services and SOA for Secure Information Infrastructure 2005 Secure E-Business CxO Security Summit “ Roadmaps for Secure Information Sharing and Critical Information Infrastructure” Solutions Roadmap Track, June 30 th , 10:30-11:30 a.m. Panelist: Brand Niemann, Chair, Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP) Best Practices Committee (BPC), CIO Council, and Enterprise Architecture Team, Office of Environmental Information U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Has anyone ever tried to create a complete, multi-vendor security framework before? Will this work? Keep an eye on the progress of WS-Security implementations - The success of SOA may depend on this technology.
Source: David Chappell, Federal Architect Council, April 8, 2004, and May 11, 2005.
Panel Preparation Discussions:
Greg Lomow (Bearing Point) is working on a multi-vendor security SOA framework for DHS. That is the only one I know of this magnitude. Note: Greg Lomow is co-author with Eric Newcomer of the book “Understanding SOA with Web Services,” Addison—Wesley, 2005.
Source: J.P. Morgenthal, Managing Director, Ethink Systems, Inc.
Organizational Interoperability is about streamlining administrative processes and information architecture top the institutional goals we want to achieve – and to facilitate the interplay of technical and organizational concerns. It requires the identification of “business interfaces”, and coordination throughout Member States and the European Union.
Technical Interoperability is about knitting together IT-systems and software, defining and using open inter-faces, standards, and protocols. It relies on cooperation as well as on technical infrastructures.
Semantic Interoperability is about ensuring that the meaning of the information we exchange is contained and understood by the involved people, applications, and institutions. It needs the know-how of sector institutions and publication of specifications.
Source: Barbara Held, The European Interoperability Framework for pan-European eGovernment Services, IDABC, Enterprise & Industry Directorate-General, European Commission, February 17-18, 2005:
Composite Applications – business processes consumed by portals
Sources: (1) David Chappell, Business Process Management in a Service-Oriented World, Federal Architect Forum, May 11, 2005, (2) Bruce Graham, Taking SOA from Pilot to Production with Service Infrastructure, May 12, 2005; and (3) David Martin, Semantic Web Services: Promise, Progress, and Challenges, SWANS Conference Tutorial, April 8, 2005.
Suggested Roadmap Simple Composite Infrastructure Organizational Technical Semantic Dimensions of Interoperability Evolution of the SOA Platform Line of Sight 1 2 3
Led CIO Council award winning VoiceXML Web Service for EPA Emergency Response pilot that has subsequently been commercialized and implemented as Infrastructure (see below).
Lead the CIO Council’s E-Forms for E-Gov Pilot that saw 13 E-forms vendors each build an XML Web Service using a common XML Schema for E-Grants to increase their collective technical interoperability with one another.
Our recent Semantic Web for Military Applications Conference featured 40 vendors implementing RDF/OWL including the “Putting Context to Work: Semantic Keys to Improve Rapid First Response” that used an event ontology to achieve semantic interoperability across five vendors.