Towards a Federated SOA Model in Achieving Data Interoperability in DoD
Source: ManTech International
The Department of Defense (DoD) is undergoing a progressive transformation towards a Net-Centric enterprise, and SOA has become a major enabling factor in driving the transformation. One of the major challenges facing many SOA-based programs in DoD is how to define a SOA model that is robust and scalable enough to meet mission-specific needs, while satisfying the Net-Centric requirements for data sharing across the multiple Services and Agencies in the Department. While there have been many SOA initiatives existed in DoD with various successes, data and service interoperability across multiple organizations are still limited due to lack of a coherent and overarching SOA model.