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Architecture +: Service Oriented Government


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It\'s time for technology and management best practices to turn our government to a citizen-centric model based on value chains that benefit the stakeholders rather than the agencies.

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Architecture +: Service Oriented Government

  1. 1. Government Transformation: Service Oriented Government SOA Research: <ul><li>Role of EA & SOA in Government Transformation </li></ul>Corporate Site: Enterprise Service Solutions Dave Mayo ( [email_address] ) Prepared for Architecture + Tuesday, November 18, 2008
  2. 2. We have a few problems… <ul><li>Inconsistencies in process, semantics, technology </li></ul><ul><li>Redundancy in business processes, systems </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders must engage with multiple organizations to achieve a single objective </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational rigidities prevent quick response </li></ul><ul><li>IT not well aligned with business objectives and difficult to change </li></ul>
  3. 3. EA is the Most Valuable Tool to Support Government Transformation <ul><li>Architecture is necessary to manage complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Models assist in understanding, prioritizing and communicating </li></ul><ul><li>FEA is the only tool available for cross-agency analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many government value chains cross agency boundaries (and government levels, too) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fundamental value of EA is aligning investments with priorities </li></ul>
  4. 4. SOA Basics <ul><li>SOA is an architectural best practice for EA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All organizations need agility; therefore all need SOA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SOA should be the predominant architectural pattern in all agency EAs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services affect everything </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service oriented enterprise (SOE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service oriented architecture (SOA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service oriented infrastructure (SOI) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acquisition & Portfolio Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire capabilities, not systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage a portfolio of services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Oriented Architecture is a paradigm for organizing and utilizing distributed capabilities that may be under the control of different ownership domains. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-- OASIS SOA Reference Model version 1.0 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Service Oriented Government <ul><li>Virtual Government Value Chains </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise Architecture (Federal Gov is the Enterprise) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Process Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Oriented Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Independent of Federal Organizational Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Starting Points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FEA Reference Models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PGFSOA (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architectural Principles for US Government (2006) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Practical Guide for Federal SOA <ul><li>Ver 1.1 Released by CIO Council June, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale for SOA </li></ul><ul><li>SOA Target / Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Oriented Enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Oriented Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Oriented Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keys for Implementation – limiting factors to be addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Roadmap with concrete actions across SOI, SOA, and SOE </li></ul>
  7. 7. Recommendations for Service Oriented Government <ul><li>OMB Role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish Strategic Transformation Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish policies & governance to support sharing & interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify acquisition policies to support services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund common activities & services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Federal Integrated Services Roadmap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain Federal Mission/Business Service Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track progress & performance results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CIO Council Role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish steering committee for shared services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversee Communities of Interest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communities of Interest (COI) Role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop service-based Segment Architectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provision relevant services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GSA Role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operational responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement OMB policies and directives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish Services Center of Excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common environment for shared services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services registry/repository </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certify services as trustworthy & effective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agency Role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt SOA principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in COIs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide & consume services </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Service Oriented Government Questions? PGFSOA Web Site: SOA Research: Corporate Site: Enterprise Service Solutions Dave Mayo ( [email_address] )