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Using NoSQL and Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) to Achieve a More Efficient and Agile IT Environment at the VA

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  • 1. Get the latest OIT news at http://go.va.gov/OIT360 Joe Paiva Chief Technology Strategist @joepaiva June 2014
  • 2. OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY http://go.va.gov/OIT360 Background About VA • 20+ Million Primary Customers • Several Lines of Business (Healthcare, Insurance, Death Services, Homeland Defense, Education, Employment…) • ~320,000 Employees • ~$3.4B/Year IT Budget; 400,000+ Users; 5,000+ Applications • One of the Biggest Open Source Software Shops in World • One of the Biggest NoSQL Shops in World 2
  • 3. OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY http://go.va.gov/OIT360 VA’s “Burning Platform” • Growing and evolving cyber threats • Transformation of the healthcare industry • Increasing pressure on federal budgets • Greater number of Veterans receiving and using benefits 3
  • 4. OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY http://go.va.gov/OIT360 IT Vision Overview • The VA FY 2013-2020 OneVA Enterprise Technology Strategic Plan describes VA’s information technology (IT) vision • The IT vision diagram, contained in the OneVA Enterprise Technology Strategic Plan, shows how new technologies are leveraged to provide an environment that effectively supports VA’s mission • The four key aspects of VA’s future state operating environment are: o Workplace – Device, location, and temporal freedom o Security – Data security and secure authentication o Device Independent “Best of Breed” Applications – All data is an enterprise asset o Infrastructure – Utility computing and on-demand capacity Figure 1: IT Vision Diagram 4
  • 5. OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY http://go.va.gov/OIT360 Chief Technology Strategist’s (CTS) Key Priorities • Improve and Evolve Information Security • Achieve Information Agility • Reduce Total Lifecycle Cost of IT High-Level Concept of Enterprise Common Services 5
  • 6. OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY http://go.va.gov/OIT360 Enterprise eCRUD Services User Clients/ End-User Devices Presentation Layer Services Layer Data Layer Data Storage Data Services Shared Infrastructure Services Application Specific Services Application Specific Services • Web Server • Authentication (NPE / PE) • App Store • Device Certification Management • Device OS Handling • UDDI Registry • Authentication • Auditing • Access • WSDL • Orchestration • Messaging • Failover • Instrumentation • Web Pages • JS • CSS • JSON Shared Presentation Services • eCRUD Services • Traditional Simple CRUD Services • Composite Services eCRUD Service: A data schema agnostic service that enables rapid application development and enhancement without server- side coding 6
  • 7. OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY http://go.va.gov/OIT360 Questions? 7