Table of contents
  1. Announcement
  2. Agenda
    1. Day One: September 29, 2008. Theme: Shared Services Environment
    2. Day Two: September 30, 2008. Theme: Getting the Job Done – SOA Implementations, Activities and Case Studies
  3. Backup Presentations
  4. Community of Practice Meetings
    1. Open Geospatial Consortium Service and Semantic SOA
    2. Semantic services in the next generation internet — A report from the European Semantic Technology Conference and Future Internet Symposium
  5. Break Out Sessions
    1. “SOA in a Box” Laboratory Results (Mr. Kevin Buck and Diane Hanf, MITRE Corporation)
    2. Attaining Organizational Agility Through SOA: Bridging the Gap
  6. Blog by Community
  7. Day 1 Blog by Brand Niemann
    1. Welcome Gabe Galvan, MITRE Corporation
    2. Introduction Brand Niemann, Federal SOA Community of Practice
    3. Opening Remarks Dr. Jason Providakes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Center for Enterprise Modernization, MITRE Corporation
    4. Morning Keynote: Collaboration and SOA: The HUD CIO Perspective Ms. Lisa Schlosser, Chief Information Officer, HUD
    5. Featured Presentation: Collaboration in Government, Sharing Knowledge and Leveraging SOA. Dr. Ramon Barquin, President, Barquin International
    6. Kevin Jackson, Director, Business Development Enterprise Solutions, Dateline Federal Cloud Computing Activities (SOA-R) Federal Cloud Computing Wiki
    7. Lunch – Networking Break
    8. Vendor Exhibits (Atrium) (Greg Linden)
    9. Community of Practice: Spatial Ontology. Open Geospatial Consortium Service and Semantic SOA. Keynote: Dr. Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium, SOA for Geospatial Data. Room 1H300
    10. Break Out Session: “SOA in a Box” Laboratory Results. Mr. Kevin Buck and Ms. Diane Hanf, MITRE Corporation
    11. Afternoon Keynote: Using SOA Competency Centers to Accelerate SOA Adoption in Government Mr. Mel Greer, SOA Chief Architect, Lockheed Martin
    12. Featured Presentation: SOA and Collaboration Mr. Ashok Iyengar and Mr. John Boezeman, IBM Corporation Slides
    13. Featured Presentation: Driving Change in SOA Implementations: Can Organizations & People Really Change? Dr. Craig Petrun, MITRE Corporation
  8. Day 2 Blog by Brand Niemann
    1. Welcome and Agenda Introduction - Gabe Galvan, MITRE Corporation
    2. Overview of MITRE SOA Activities - Marie Francesca, Director, Corporate Engineering Operations, MITRE
    3. Keynote Speaker: SOA for the Real World Mr. David Linthicum, SOA Expert and Author
    4. Keynote Speaker: Human Interoperability and Net-Centric Environments: The Growing Shift to SOA Dr. Alenka Brown, Senior Fellow, National Defense University
    5. Practical Examples of SOA in Production Mr. Paul Giangarra, CTO, IBM Federal Chairman, WMA TVC, IBM Academy Affiliate
    6. Featured Demonstration: How Mash-ups deliver SOA to the Desktop—DIA Example Mr. Steven Willett, Defense Information Agency and Mr. John Crupi, CTO, JackBe
    7. Lunch – Networking Break
    8. Community of Practice: Semantic services in the next generation internet — A report from the European Semantic Technology Conference and Future Internet Symposium. Mills Davis, Project10x. Room 1H300
    9. Break Out Session: Attaining Organizational Agility Through SOA: Bridging the Gap Between Business Operations and the IT Automation which Supports It. Thomas Pole, Harris Corporation and John Hopkins University
    10. Featured Presentation: Characterization Framework and Design Patterns for the Disadvantaged User Fatma Dandashi, MITRE Corporation
    11. Featured Presentation: Achieving SOA Governance through Organizational Consensus Mr. Sam Kneppar, IRS; Ms. Kimberly Rabe, IRS and Mr. Frank Tirado, MITRE Corporation
    12. Featured Presentation: System Wide Information Management – Agility and Next Generation Applications Using SOA for the National Airspace Duncan Thomson, MITRE
  9. Conference Development

6th SOA for E-Government Conference September 29-30 2008

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Table of contents
  1. Announcement
  2. Agenda
    1. Day One: September 29, 2008. Theme: Shared Services Environment
    2. Day Two: September 30, 2008. Theme: Getting the Job Done – SOA Implementations, Activities and Case Studies
  3. Backup Presentations
  4. Community of Practice Meetings
    1. Open Geospatial Consortium Service and Semantic SOA
    2. Semantic services in the next generation internet — A report from the European Semantic Technology Conference and Future Internet Symposium
  5. Break Out Sessions
    1. “SOA in a Box” Laboratory Results (Mr. Kevin Buck and Diane Hanf, MITRE Corporation)
    2. Attaining Organizational Agility Through SOA: Bridging the Gap
  6. Blog by Community
  7. Day 1 Blog by Brand Niemann
    1. Welcome Gabe Galvan, MITRE Corporation
    2. Introduction Brand Niemann, Federal SOA Community of Practice
    3. Opening Remarks Dr. Jason Providakes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Center for Enterprise Modernization, MITRE Corporation
    4. Morning Keynote: Collaboration and SOA: The HUD CIO Perspective Ms. Lisa Schlosser, Chief Information Officer, HUD
    5. Featured Presentation: Collaboration in Government, Sharing Knowledge and Leveraging SOA. Dr. Ramon Barquin, President, Barquin International
    6. Kevin Jackson, Director, Business Development Enterprise Solutions, Dateline Federal Cloud Computing Activities (SOA-R) Federal Cloud Computing Wiki
    7. Lunch – Networking Break
    8. Vendor Exhibits (Atrium) (Greg Linden)
    9. Community of Practice: Spatial Ontology. Open Geospatial Consortium Service and Semantic SOA. Keynote: Dr. Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium, SOA for Geospatial Data. Room 1H300
    10. Break Out Session: “SOA in a Box” Laboratory Results. Mr. Kevin Buck and Ms. Diane Hanf, MITRE Corporation
    11. Afternoon Keynote: Using SOA Competency Centers to Accelerate SOA Adoption in Government Mr. Mel Greer, SOA Chief Architect, Lockheed Martin
    12. Featured Presentation: SOA and Collaboration Mr. Ashok Iyengar and Mr. John Boezeman, IBM Corporation Slides
    13. Featured Presentation: Driving Change in SOA Implementations: Can Organizations & People Really Change? Dr. Craig Petrun, MITRE Corporation
  8. Day 2 Blog by Brand Niemann
    1. Welcome and Agenda Introduction - Gabe Galvan, MITRE Corporation
    2. Overview of MITRE SOA Activities - Marie Francesca, Director, Corporate Engineering Operations, MITRE
    3. Keynote Speaker: SOA for the Real World Mr. David Linthicum, SOA Expert and Author
    4. Keynote Speaker: Human Interoperability and Net-Centric Environments: The Growing Shift to SOA Dr. Alenka Brown, Senior Fellow, National Defense University
    5. Practical Examples of SOA in Production Mr. Paul Giangarra, CTO, IBM Federal Chairman, WMA TVC, IBM Academy Affiliate
    6. Featured Demonstration: How Mash-ups deliver SOA to the Desktop—DIA Example Mr. Steven Willett, Defense Information Agency and Mr. John Crupi, CTO, JackBe
    7. Lunch – Networking Break
    8. Community of Practice: Semantic services in the next generation internet — A report from the European Semantic Technology Conference and Future Internet Symposium. Mills Davis, Project10x. Room 1H300
    9. Break Out Session: Attaining Organizational Agility Through SOA: Bridging the Gap Between Business Operations and the IT Automation which Supports It. Thomas Pole, Harris Corporation and John Hopkins University
    10. Featured Presentation: Characterization Framework and Design Patterns for the Disadvantaged User Fatma Dandashi, MITRE Corporation
    11. Featured Presentation: Achieving SOA Governance through Organizational Consensus Mr. Sam Kneppar, IRS; Ms. Kimberly Rabe, IRS and Mr. Frank Tirado, MITRE Corporation
    12. Featured Presentation: System Wide Information Management – Agility and Next Generation Applications Using SOA for the National Airspace Duncan Thomson, MITRE
  9. Conference Development

  1. Announcement
  2. Agenda
    1. Day One: September 29, 2008. Theme: Shared Services Environment
    2. Day Two: September 30, 2008. Theme: Getting the Job Done – SOA Implementations, Activities and Case Studies
  3. Backup Presentations
  4. Community of Practice Meetings
    1. Open Geospatial Consortium Service and Semantic SOA
    2. Semantic services in the next generation internet — A report from the European Semantic Technology Conference and Future Internet Symposium
  5. Break Out Sessions
    1. “SOA in a Box” Laboratory Results (Mr. Kevin Buck and Diane Hanf, MITRE Corporation)
    2. Attaining Organizational Agility Through SOA: Bridging the Gap
  6. Blog by Community
  7. Day 1 Blog by Brand Niemann
    1. Welcome Gabe Galvan, MITRE Corporation
    2. Introduction Brand Niemann, Federal SOA Community of Practice
    3. Opening Remarks Dr. Jason Providakes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Center for Enterprise Modernization, MITRE Corporation
    4. Morning Keynote: Collaboration and SOA: The HUD CIO Perspective Ms. Lisa Schlosser, Chief Information Officer, HUD
    5. Featured Presentation: Collaboration in Government, Sharing Knowledge and Leveraging SOA. Dr. Ramon Barquin, President, Barquin International
    6. Kevin Jackson, Director, Business Development Enterprise Solutions, Dateline Federal Cloud Computing Activities (SOA-R) Federal Cloud Computing Wiki
    7. Lunch – Networking Break
    8. Vendor Exhibits (Atrium) (Greg Linden)
    9. Community of Practice: Spatial Ontology. Open Geospatial Consortium Service and Semantic SOA. Keynote: Dr. Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium, SOA for Geospatial Data. Room 1H300
    10. Break Out Session: “SOA in a Box” Laboratory Results. Mr. Kevin Buck and Ms. Diane Hanf, MITRE Corporation
    11. Afternoon Keynote: Using SOA Competency Centers to Accelerate SOA Adoption in Government Mr. Mel Greer, SOA Chief Architect, Lockheed Martin
    12. Featured Presentation: SOA and Collaboration Mr. Ashok Iyengar and Mr. John Boezeman, IBM Corporation Slides
    13. Featured Presentation: Driving Change in SOA Implementations: Can Organizations & People Really Change? Dr. Craig Petrun, MITRE Corporation
  8. Day 2 Blog by Brand Niemann
    1. Welcome and Agenda Introduction - Gabe Galvan, MITRE Corporation
    2. Overview of MITRE SOA Activities - Marie Francesca, Director, Corporate Engineering Operations, MITRE
    3. Keynote Speaker: SOA for the Real World Mr. David Linthicum, SOA Expert and Author
    4. Keynote Speaker: Human Interoperability and Net-Centric Environments: The Growing Shift to SOA Dr. Alenka Brown, Senior Fellow, National Defense University
    5. Practical Examples of SOA in Production Mr. Paul Giangarra, CTO, IBM Federal Chairman, WMA TVC, IBM Academy Affiliate
    6. Featured Demonstration: How Mash-ups deliver SOA to the Desktop—DIA Example Mr. Steven Willett, Defense Information Agency and Mr. John Crupi, CTO, JackBe
    7. Lunch – Networking Break
    8. Community of Practice: Semantic services in the next generation internet — A report from the European Semantic Technology Conference and Future Internet Symposium. Mills Davis, Project10x. Room 1H300
    9. Break Out Session: Attaining Organizational Agility Through SOA: Bridging the Gap Between Business Operations and the IT Automation which Supports It. Thomas Pole, Harris Corporation and John Hopkins University
    10. Featured Presentation: Characterization Framework and Design Patterns for the Disadvantaged User Fatma Dandashi, MITRE Corporation
    11. Featured Presentation: Achieving SOA Governance through Organizational Consensus Mr. Sam Kneppar, IRS; Ms. Kimberly Rabe, IRS and Mr. Frank Tirado, MITRE Corporation
    12. Featured Presentation: System Wide Information Management – Agility and Next Generation Applications Using SOA for the National Airspace Duncan Thomson, MITRE
  9. Conference Development

Announcement

Title: 6th Semi-Annual Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) e-Gov Conference. Hosted by MITRE Corporation and the Federal SOA Community of Practice.

Theme: “COLLABORATION and SOA”

Dates: September 29th and 30th, 2008

Announcement: You are cordially invited to attend and participate in all or part of the 6th SOA e-Gov Conference on September 29-30, 2008. The event features multiple sessions, community of practice meetings, tutorials, diverse exhibits, and array of keynore speakers you won't want to miss!

This conference, held every 6 months, is becoming the region's premier opportunity for federal managers to network with fellow technology and business leaders who are at the forefront of their agency's efforts to provide adaptive, integrated architectures that aligh business with information technology (IT) solutions, while fully leveraging their agency's existing IT assets.

Space is limited to the first 250 registants and seats are filing up fast! For more information and to register for this exciting event, please go to: http://www.mitre.org/register/soa/. Also please contact: Ana Galdo for more information.

Location: The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, MITRE-1 Building Auditorium, 7515 Colshire Drive McLean, VA 22102-7508. Please follow signs to the East and West Parking Lots and enter by the Conference Center Entrance.

MITRE Shuttle Bus: Service available from the West Falls Church Metro Station starting at 6:40 a.m., continuing every 20 minutes, and last bus from MITRE at 5:40 p.m. Drop off at MITRE 1 and 2 (come to the back of MITRE 1 for entrance)

Accomodations: A list of hotels in the Tyson's Corner area is available for download.

Presentations: To be available on CD-ROM (Gabe Galvan).

Registrationhttp://www.mitre.org/register/soa

Vendor Exhibits: Greg Linden

Planning Committee: Gabe Galvan, Greg Linden, and Fran Dougherty, MITRE, and Brand Niemann and Greg Lomow, Federal SOA CoP. Conference Development: See Conference Development

Blogs: Participants are invited to blog the conference and provide their URLs (Brand Niemann)

Agenda

Day One: September 29, 2008. Theme: Shared Services Environment

 

Time Topic Speaker Slides and Notes
7:30-8:30 am Conference Check In - Please proceed to the Auditorium.
  Auditorium
8:30-8:45 am

Welcome

Agenda Introduction

Gabe Galvan, MITRE Corporation

Brand Niemann, Federal SOA Community of Practice

Slides

Notes from 5th Conference

8:45 - 9:15 am    Opening Remarks Dr. Jason Providakes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Center for Enterprise Modernization, MITRE Corporation Slides
9:15-10:00 am      

Morning Keynote: Moving to a New Administration – Collaboration and Shared Services Technology

Mr. John Cox, Chief Financial Officer, HUD

Slides
10:00 - 10:45 am Morning Keynote: Collaboration and SOA: The HUD CIO Perspective

Ms. Lisa Schlosser, Chief Information Officer, HUD

Slides

Government Computer News, October 1, 2008 - HUD embraces service-oriented architecture.     

10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12 Noon   

Featured Presentation: Collaboration in Government, Sharing Knowledge and Leveraging SOA

Federal Cloud Computing Activities (SOA-R)

Dr. Ramon Barquin, President, Barquin International

 

Kevin Jackson, Director, Business Development Enterprise Solutions, Dateline.

Slides

 

 

 

Slides and Federal Cloud Computing Wiki

 

12:00 to 2:00 PM

Lunch – Networking Break

Vendor Exhibits (Atrium) (Greg Linden)

Exhibitors:
AmberPoint
BEARING POINT 
Hewlett Packard
IBM 
IONA Technologies, Inc.
iKO, Inc.
Raytheon
Reengineering, LLC
Revelytix, Inc.
SAIC
WebAge Solutions

12:15 – 1:45 pm Community of Practice: Spatial Ontology. Open Geospatial Consortium Service and Semantic SOA. Keynote: Dr. Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium, SOA for Geospatial Data. Room 1H300.

12:30 - 1:50 pm Break Out Session: “SOA in a Box” Laboratory Results. Mr. Kevin Buck and Ms. Diane Hanf, MITRE Corporation. 1H301. See Below.

Remote Access for Community of Practice Meeting: Phone Number: 703-983-6338 in Washington area or Toll Free 866-648-7367 (866-MITRE-MP) Meeting ID: 2551
Toll Free number is for North America callers only.  Other countries must dial the Washington number to attend.

2:00-3:00 pm Afternoon Keynote: Using SOA Competency Centers to Accelerate SOA Adoption in Government Mr. Mel Greer, SOA Chief Architect, Lockheed Martin Slides
3:00-4:00 pm   Featured Presentation: SOA and Collaboration Mr. Ashok Iyengar and Mr. John Boezeman, IBM Corporation Slides
4:00 - 4:15 pm    Break
4:15 - 5:00 pm      Featured Presentation: Driving Change in SOA Implementations: Can Organizations & People Really Change? Dr. Craig Petrun, MITRE Corporation Slides
5:00 - 5:15 pm Day One Wrap Up (Blog Report) and Day Two Preview Brand Niemann, Federal SOA Community of Practice  

Day Two: September 30, 2008. Theme: Getting the Job Done – SOA Implementations, Activities and Case Studies

 

Time Topic Speaker Slides and Notes
7:30 – 8:30 am Conference Check In - Please proceed to the Auditorium.
  Auditorium
8:30-8:45 am      

Welcome and Agenda Introduction

Overview of MITRE SOA Activities

Gabe Galvan, MITRE Corporation

Marie Francesca, Director, Corporate Engineering Operations, MITRE

Slides  
8:45 –9:35 am  Keynote Speaker: SOA for the Real World Mr. David Linthicum, SOA Expert and Author Slides and Web Site
9:35-10:15 am     Keynote Speaker: Human Interoperability and Net-Centric Environments: The Growing Shift to SOA Dr. Alenka Brown, Senior Fellow, National Defense University Slides
10:15 - 10:30 am      Break
10:30 – 11:15 am Practical Examples of SOA in Production Mr. Paul Giangarra, CTO, IBM Federal Chairman, WMA TVC, IBM Academy Affiliate Slides
11:15 am – 12:00 noon   Featured Demonstration: How Mash-ups deliver SOA to the Desktop—DIA Example Mr. Steven Willett, Defense Information Agency and Mr. John Crupi, CTO, JackBe Slides

12:00 to 2:00 PM

Lunch – Networking Break

Vendor Exhibits (Atrium) (Greg Linden)

Exhibitors:
AmberPoint
BEARING POINT 
Hewlett Packard
IBM 
IONA Technologies, Inc.
iKO, Inc.
Raytheon
Reengineering, LLC
Revelytix, Inc.
SAIC
WebAge Solutions

12:15 – 1:45 pm Community of Practice: Semantic services in the next generation internet — A report from the European Semantic Technology Conference and Future Internet Symposium. Mills Davis, Project10x. Room 1H300.

12:30 - 1:50 pm Break Out Session: Attaining Organizational Agility Through SOA: Bridging the Gap Between Business Operations and the IT Automation which Supports It. Thomas Pole, Harris Corporation and John Hopkins University. Room 1H301. See Below.

Remote Access for Community of Practice Meeting: Phone Number: 703-983-6338 in Washington area or Toll Free 866-648-7367 (866-MITRE-MP) Meeting ID: 2551
Toll Free number is for North America callers only.  Other countries must dial the Washington number to attend.

2:00-2:50 pm     Featured Presentation: Characterization Framework and Design Patterns for the Disadvantaged User Fatma Dandashi, MITRE Corporation Slides
2:50-3:40  pm     Featured Presentation: Achieving SOA Governance through Organizational Consensus Mr. Sam Kneppar, IRS; Ms. Kimberly Rabe, IRS and Mr. Frank Tirado, MITRE Corporation Slides
3:40 - 3:55 pm Break
3:55- 4:45 pm       Featured Presentation: System Wide Information Management – Agility and Next Generation Applications Using SOA for the National Airspace Duncan Thomson, MITRE Slides (awaiting clearance)           
4:45-5:00 pm    Day Two Wrap Up (Blog Report) Brand Niemann, Federal SOA Community of Practice  

 

Backup Presentations

Community of Practice Meetings

Open Geospatial Consortium Service and Semantic SOA

Previous SOA eGovernment Conferences have discussed the importance of semantics and ontologies for SOA in general terms including the types of issues and problems where semantics comes up.  The current proposal builds on these with an overall purpose of discussing the use of semantics and ontologies tools and technologies to enhance interoperability and improved data sharing and use. The session will talk the use of ontologies and improved semantics for SOA exploring the subject within the geospatial domain.  Services are pervasive within the geospatial realm & SOA is rapidly being adopted as the preferred way of designing geospatial "applications"  to handle domain problems like "spatial data interoperability"  The session is sponsored and organized by the Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) will also build on SOCoP's work in 2007 to establish a better understanding of the values of semantic and ontologies. In 2008 SOCoP is working to increase participation in the Community of Practice to bring together interested parties in order to generate opportunities for collaboration and building a stronger network within and between the geospatial, ontological and semantics communities.          

 

Time Topic Speaker Slides and Notes
12:00 noon Introduction Gary Berg-Cross, SOCoP Exec Sec, EM&I  
  SOCoP Overview John Moeller, SOCoP Co-Chair, NGC Slides
  Keynote Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium Slides
  Panel Troy Self  BBN
Gary Berg-Cross EM&I
Kevin Backe, US Army Topographic Engineering Center
John Moeller NG

Slides (Cross)

Slides(Moeller)                           

  Discussion/Q&A Moderator, Gary Berg-Cross Slides                         
1:50 pm Adjourn    

Semantic services in the next generation internet — A report from the European Semantic Technology Conference and Future Internet Symposium

Billions of dollars are being allocated to R&D in Europe, Asia, and the US to develop and commercialize semantic services for consumer and enterprise markets as well as the coming ubiquitous internet of things. In this session, we present highlights from recent conferences, describe current case examples of semantic services in enterprise and government systems, and discuss implications for e-government and SOA.

Mills Davis, Project 10xand Semantic ExchangeAbout Semantic Exchange.

Slides: SemTech Business Value(35 MB), SemTech for E-Gov (BeInformed) , and Future Internet.

Break Out Sessions

“SOA in a Box” Laboratory Results (Mr. Kevin Buck and Diane Hanf, MITRE Corporation)

Problem: Although many Government sponsors are now adopting and implementing SOA solutions, there is limited history regarding SOA performance, costs, benefits, and risks in Government settings

Methods for effectively managing SOA performance over the lifecycle have not been created, nor widely adopted, within Government settings

Objective: Develop a SOA performance management framework to help Portfolio Managers (PfM), Program Managers (PM), and System/Performance Engineers (SE/PEs):

  • Measurably articulate why SOA was adopted/implemented in the first place
  • Select appropriate mission, technical and acquisition performance metrics that can be used to measure how successfully SOA has delivered against initial expectations
  • Manage performance based on an effective and on-going comparison of current delivery to initial SOA expectations
  • Manage uncertainty surrounding procuring web services using appropriate acquisition strategies (e.g., PBA)

Study Activities: Develop assessment mechanisms that sponsors can apply to:

  • Quantifiably articulate their reasons for adopting SOA
  • Evaluate SOA “promises”, key success drivers, and interdependencies
  • Determine how SOA expectations can be objectively expressed in terms of Return-on-Investment (ROI)
  • Establish and validate a SOA ROI analysis methodology
  • Select meaningful technical performance metrics
  • Identify, and validate, metrics that directly measure ROI impact
  • Select appropriate SOA acquisition strategies

Study Impacts: Provide a recommended methodology for more effectively measuring and managing SOA technical and contract performance

  • Develop an ROI analysis capability to compare actual SOA results to initial expectations
  • Recommend metrics that can effectively support a quantification of SOA technical performance for different framework users (i.e., PM, PfM, and SE/PE)
  • Provide recommended acquisition strategies (e.g., PBA) and contracting methods that more effectively address uncertainty and complexity associated with SOA

See Slides: Applying_ROI_Analysis_for_SOA_Security_IEEE_HLS_ConfMIE_Posterboard_SOAPBA_08-0573MTProjectSummary-SOA Perf and PBA_08-0403SOA PM Metric Demo Storyboard_08-0660SOA_and_PBA_MOIE_ROI_Storyboard_08-0660, and SOA_Info_Sec_ROI_Brief_for_IEEE_HLS.

Attaining Organizational Agility Through SOA: Bridging the Gap

Between Business Operations and the IT Automation which Supports It (Thomas Pole, Harris Corporation and John Hopkins University)

Abstract:

Efficiently run enterprises have well defined, repeatable business processes, and employ IT systems to automate some or most of the tasks required to follow those processes. In reaction to changes in their operational and technology environments, as well as to improve their efficiency, enterprises must adapt to change and evolve their processes. In turn the automation which supports those evolving processes must also change to be kept in synch with those processes; which can be costly, time-consuming, and can introduce significant risk.

This tutorial on Organizational Agility through SOA will concentrate on how to use an SOA to bridge the gap between an enterprise’s business processes and the automation systems which support them, in order to minimize the effort and the risk in keeping evolving business processes and their supporting automation in synch.

Presentation Outline:

  • I. Goals of Tutorial
  • II Introduction of Concepts - defining the terms and concepts as they will be used for the day's presentation, not necessarily proposing industry standards definitions
  • III. Organizational Agility: what, why and how
  • IV. Three Part Diagram Model: Business Process, SOA Interface/Integration, Software and IT Infrastructure
  • V. Example of an Instance of the Three Part Diagram: Administration and Collaboration Processes for a Part Time Graduate University Program
  • VI. Applying the OA through SOA Method, Step by Step
  • VII. Student Exercise in the OA through SOA Method
  • VIII. Self Evaluation of Exercise
  • IX. Summing Up and Where to go for more information, including shameless self promotion of the Johns-Hopkins Software Engineering and Architecture programs

Slides.

Blog by Community

Press on 6th SOA Conference: Government Computer News, October 1, 2008 - HUD embraces service-oriented architecture.

Thanks a lot for your feedback and for the great conference on SOA that was brilliantly organized and moderated.

Thank you for a well organized conference. It was very informative. I remember attending  one in 2004 while I was still at MITRE and was doing a case study about "How to use SOA in Modernization and align it with FEA". At that time, It was the conceptual stage of SOA. Now it is the post implementation and best practices stage along with collaboration. It is interesting that how each once of these concept gets implemented,  yet it feels like there is so much more needs to be done to achieve optimal results...

Thanks for including JackBe in the SOA for E-Gov conference.

I should also mention that had another opportunity, earlier today, to see Steve Willett and John Crupi presenting at the Service-Oriented Architecture e-Gov Conference and it should help us with our ET SIG - Mashups use cases.

Day 1 Blog by Brand Niemann

Important: With help from draft notes by Duffy Nobles, Jr. , MITRE.

Welcome Gabe Galvan, MITRE Corporation

Introduction Brand Niemann, Federal SOA Community of Practice

The new wiki is an example of Web SOA and cloud computing and is available for collaboration and blogging.http://federalsoa.wik.is

New Federal Cloud Computing also has its own wiki which contains the proceedings of the NCOIC Cloud Computing Session held on Sept. 17, 2008. Also see http://kevinljackson.blogspot.com

The next cloud camp conference will be tentatively held on Nov. 12, 2008 - Cloudcamp East in Washington DC

Have notes from the 5th Conference. Questions on SOA ROI (Linthicum and Poulin) and testing (SOA Test and itKO). Will post from previous conferences.

Opening Remarks Dr. Jason Providakes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Center for Enterprise Modernization, MITRE Corporation

Cloud computing is an exciting area that is going to make SOA “real”

We are developing our capabilities, opportunities for experimenting with SOA and Cloud Computing and we plan to share this information with industry and government.

The evolution of SOA in MITRE is occuring through knowledge management and sharing that will be presented via whitepapers, proceedings, wikis and blogs.

Morning Keynote: Moving to a New Administration – Collaboration and Shared Services Technology Mr. John Cox, Chief Financial Officer, HUD

By collaborating with other agencies and third parties HUD has achieved great benefits. Worked with IRS to reduce the improper payments substantially which saved over $2 billion.

E-Gov and SOA are beneficial to the government

Balance business requirements and customization and costs and time must be controlled

It is particularly important for a strong senior management support

Business must drive technology and not vice-versa

Question: How to build the layers of services to be reused. Answer: Lisa will talk about this in her talk - build and use many mantra,

Question: Want to do internal and external shared services? Answer: Want to do both.

Senior MITRE Executive - MITRE collaborating more because of this conference

Morning Keynote: Collaboration and SOA: The HUD CIO Perspective Ms. Lisa Schlosser, Chief Information Officer, HUD

HUD is involved with many mortgages or refinances across the country, including initiatives involved with the recovery in the housing market especially through our work with Ginny Mae.

Impact 200: We are promoting responsible home ownership and we want to deliver effective services.  We are now being trusted with $400 billion in addition with our other allocations.  We have gone from 200K mortgages per quarter, and now we have over 400K mortgages, a tremendous increase.

We have the funding and governance model to invest once and use many across HUD.

Competing systems: Oracle (SAP) versus Microsoft (SharePoint) each provides a different business and user focus model.  HUD is currently using both solutions and the presenter was open to comments from other users and agencies.

National Housing Locator System is a web portal that identifies existing databases that contain housing information.  The data owners were charged with keeping the information current.  The data is provided by the owners via their individual databases which frees the government from the task of managing the data. There are currently 15 providers with 250K properties which is being widely used. A mashup application.

There are many SOA  benefits for HUD such as agility, improved customer satisfaction and reusability of services

We are transitioning to an SOA  via a SOA Maturity Model and framework.

Lisa was also presented with a MITRE plaque of commendation for her service as part of the Army Reserve.

Featured Presentation: Collaboration in Government, Sharing Knowledge and Leveraging SOA. Dr. Ramon Barquin, President, Barquin International

The problem is workers spend most of their time trying to find information.  They are successful only 60% of the time.

SOA can help with this tremendous amount of knowledge space; which is defined as a collection of the searchable content of potential relevance.

SOA’s contributions: Facilitate Collaboration, Manage knowledge, and Mitigate the risk in sharing.

Kevin Jackson, Director, Business Development Enterprise Solutions, Dateline Federal Cloud Computing Activities (SOA-R) Federal Cloud Computing Wiki

Cloud Computing is the ability to leverage IT capabilities from anywhere without regard to the available IT infrastructure resources.  You don’t have to be concerned with the computer, the network or the distance.

SOA gives you the ability to do the computing via a virtualized network.  When remote access to the network is provided, you will have Cloud Computing.

SOA, virtualization and remote access all currently exist already, but by extending them, we crate the possibility of Cloud Computing

CloudCamp -  where early adapters exchange ideas about Cloud Computing.  The aim is to create a Federal CloudCamp initiative which will be organized as a future event.

Web sites and contact information

http://dataline.com/soar.htm
http://soar-ing.wikispaces.com 
http://www.zocom.net/MIT_Survey.html
Kevin.jackson@dataline.com

Lunch – Networking Break

Vendor Exhibits (Atrium) (Greg Linden)

Exhibitors:
AmberPoint
BEARING POINT 
Hewlett Packard
IBM 
IONA Technologies, Inc.
iKO, Inc.
Raytheon
Reengineering, LLC
Revelytix, Inc.
SAIC
WebAge Solutions

Community of Practice: Spatial Ontology. Open Geospatial Consortium Service and Semantic SOA. Keynote: Dr. Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium, SOA for Geospatial Data. Room 1H300

1. We have a good set of geospatial standards based on ISO and OGC standards with hundreds of implementations that  employ a robust framework and level good infrastructure.  These are evolving towards a full geospatial SOA.

2. OGC is interested in working towards a geo-semantic web and recognizes the importance of semantics and ontologies as part of the future Geospatial Web and anticipates that membership will increasingly move in the direction of standardization work to advance this vision.

3. Semantic queries employing ontologies for particular use cases have been demonstrated that go beyond word search and represent a start on handling the explosion of information discussed in the general session.

4. Risks include the building ontologies with proprietary tools that limit sharing the knowledge, the absence of integrated tools and the shortage of interdisciplinary skills needed to build quality ontologies in a cost effective manner.

5. We need a killer application using ontologies that will convince decision makers about the value proposition.

Break Out Session: “SOA in a Box” Laboratory Results. Mr. Kevin Buck and Ms. Diane Hanf, MITRE Corporation

Problem: Although many Government sponsors are now adopting and implementing SOA solutions, there is limited history regarding SOA performance, costs, benefits, and risks in Government settings

Methods for effectively managing SOA performance over the lifecycle have not been created, nor widely adopted, within Government settings

Objective: Develop a SOA performance management framework to help Portfolio Managers (PfM), Program Managers (PM), and System/Performance Engineers (SE/PEs):

  • Measurably articulate why SOA was adopted/implemented in the first place
  • Select appropriate mission, technical and acquisition performance metrics that can be used to measure how successfully SOA has delivered against initial expectations
  • Manage performance based on an effective and on-going comparison of current delivery to initial SOA expectations
  • Manage uncertainty surrounding procuring web services using appropriate acquisition strategies (e.g., PBA)

Study Activities: Develop assessment mechanisms that sponsors can apply to:

  • Quantifiably articulate their reasons for adopting SOA
  • Evaluate SOA “promises”, key success drivers, and interdependencies
  • Determine how SOA expectations can be objectively expressed in terms of Return-on-Investment (ROI)
  • Establish and validate a SOA ROI analysis methodology
  • Select meaningful technical performance metrics
  • Identify, and validate, metrics that directly measure ROI impact
  • Select appropriate SOA acquisition strategies

Study Impacts: Provide a recommended methodology for more effectively measuring and managing SOA technical and contract performance

  • Develop an ROI analysis capability to compare actual SOA results to initial expectations
  • Recommend metrics that can effectively support a quantification of SOA technical performance for different framework users (i.e., PM, PfM, and SE/PE)
  • Provide recommended acquisition strategies (e.g., PBA) and contracting methods that more effectively address uncertainty and complexity associated with SOA

See Slides: Applying_ROI_Analysis_for_SOA_Security_IEEE_HLS_ConfMIE_Posterboard_SOAPBA_08-0573MTProjectSummary-SOA Perf and PBA_08-0403SOA PM Metric Demo Storyboard_08-0660SOA_and_PBA_MOIE_ROI_Storyboard_08-0660, and SOA_Info_Sec_ROI_Brief_for_IEEE_HLS.

Afternoon Keynote: Using SOA Competency Centers to Accelerate SOA Adoption in Government Mr. Mel Greer, SOA Chief Architect, Lockheed Martin

Like conference theme - need to collaborate to get to the end state for SOA.

Competency Centers is geared to make SOA application development and integration both quick and smooth.

Many clients want to use governance as the primary entry point to SOA.  The key factor is to be in a position to right size the effort and make sure that the waters are not muddied so that focus remains on the business processes.

We have about 20 people; most are focused on development or virtualization, others on marketing.  I spend most of my time with senior managers to keep the Centers relevant.  We are influencing more than $5 billion work of business.

Featured Presentation: SOA and Collaboration Mr. Ashok Iyengar and Mr. John Boezeman, IBM Corporation Slides

Building a SOA application requires the four C’s: Collaboration, Clarity, Continuity, and Community

SOA User Interface  Portals allow people to interact effectively with real time access to information, composite applications, offline services and other portal functions and applications.

A data mash-up is a new feed that is made up of one or more data feeds.  The resulting data feed can then be further manipulated.

Web 3.0 or the Semantic Web is coming into being now through users “marking” information to highlight specific content. Mills Davis and Semantic Exchange tommorrow!

Federal Mash-up Day will be held on Oct. 21, 2008.      

Featured Presentation: Driving Change in SOA Implementations: Can Organizations & People Really Change? Dr. Craig Petrun, MITRE Corporation

People resist change. Change requires going through the transition state (be willing to let go to our comfort zone). Change lights up the "fight ot flight" part of the brain. People need to be involved in the change process. Change is a process not a one-time event. Constantly communicate during period of change. See organizations fall of in the 4th step. They loose energy before completing the process and never realize the benefits. Not just town hall meetings, email's, etc. Complaint that leaders say the right things but don't follow through. Change is non-linerar not a stair-step process. The road ahead is full of landmines. Leaders need to change - the cognitive distance between what we say and how we behave. Manifests itself in resistance. Process change model: spiral of individual change - 60-70% drop out rate - not aware of the need for change - comfortable where they are - make the case for change. Start to assess the pros and cons.

Audience Participation - Bloggers

Day 2 Blog by Brand Niemann

Important: With help from draft notes by Duffy Nobles, Jr. , MITRE.

Welcome and Agenda Introduction - Gabe Galvan, MITRE Corporation

Morning Agenda

Overview of MITRE SOA Activities - Marie Francesca, Director, Corporate Engineering Operations, MITRE

Next set of MITRE SOA white papers in October. Lots of challenges and questions. Need most help with management and organizational issues. See SOA materials available now and materials in the pipeline in slides.

Question: Lesson from the corporate experiment for today's SOA challenges? Answer: Yes like from CORBA.
                             

Keynote Speaker: SOA for the Real World Mr. David Linthicum, SOA Expert and Author

Three years in a row at this conference: October 31, 2006 - US Government ... SOA to the Rescue (I think that some of the real sucesses with SOA will come out of the government); October 2, 2007 - Leveraging EA concepts to make your SOA a great success, and September 30th - SOA for the Real World. Hope to make it 4 years in a row.

We will talk about the politically incorrect side of SOA, what’s working and what is not.  It’s been about five years, so it’s really time to make something work.  It will work, if approached correctly.  Lastly, the hype is over.

SOA is not about technology, it is an architectural pattern subordinate to enterprise architecture, and now we need to see results. Do not manage by magazine.

What has not worked: We could not get the culture to shift; We trusted a single large vendor, and the technology solution did not work; Start with requirements, structure the architecture, then work with the technology; and Need money, and executive support

Lots of good questions, answers, and dialogue.

Keynote Speaker: Human Interoperability and Net-Centric Environments: The Growing Shift to SOA Dr. Alenka Brown, Senior Fellow, National Defense University

Human Interoperability is about a year old.It is an understanding of the issues that are caused by the various types and interactions betweenSOA, social networks and other frameworks.

Collaboration is step number one, you can bring people to the table, but you can’t get them to cooperate.  Once this is done, then you get them to coordinate.

Goals: Information sharing is the goal; Cognitive-matching;  and Social-cultural nuances, traditional human factors.  

Practical Examples of SOA in Production Mr. Paul Giangarra, CTO, IBM Federal Chairman, WMA TVC, IBM Academy Affiliate

SOA’s primary value is that it is an architecture

Second  in importance is that it consists of Business Process Management

Lastly, every service must be consumed either by another business process, the user or the developer

Continued in the afternoon

Featured Demonstration: How Mash-ups deliver SOA to the Desktop—DIA Example Mr. Steven Willett, Defense Information Agency and Mr. John Crupi, CTO, JackBe

A Mash up is a website or application that combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience. 

An example of a commercial application is zillow.com which show your house and the current price. 

The enterprise requires more elements such as security, governance, performance, etc.  These additional elements add to the complexity and need to be figured out.

Mash up Demo.    

Lunch – Networking Break

Vendor Exhibits (Atrium) (Greg Linden)

Exhibitors:
AmberPoint
BEARING POINT 
Hewlett Packard
IBM 
IONA Technologies, Inc.
iKO, Inc.
Raytheon
Reengineering, LLC
Revelytix, Inc.
SAIC
WebAge Solutions

Community of Practice: Semantic services in the next generation internet — A report from the European Semantic Technology Conference and Future Internet Symposium. Mills Davis, Project10x. Room 1H300

Main Points:

  • There is business vale in using semantic technologies.
  • There are real world applications of semantic SOA for e-government (e.g. BeInformed)
  • There is the New Internet coming that will contain semantic services.

We did 5 Semantic Technology for E-Government Conferences at MITRE that are documented in the Wiki.

Mills Davis and Brand Niemann are looking to provide information and data sets to the Semantic Exchange Community vendors to show what they can do that is beyond what conventional information technology can do.

Break Out Session: Attaining Organizational Agility Through SOA: Bridging the Gap Between Business Operations and the IT Automation which Supports It. Thomas Pole, Harris Corporation and John Hopkins University

Summary of Discussion:

1.  Presented a 3-layer framework for addressing SOA development
a. Business Process Layer
b. Service Interface Layer
c. Legacy and Application System Layer
2. Discussed various semantics concerning what is a service, a process, a task, etc.  Discussed the difference between “Reverse engineering” and “Re-engineering” – implementing SOA may involve re-engineering -- first performing reverse engineering to the point that requires the change; then performing forward engineering to incorporate the new required service.
3. Presented a simple exercise to the group:  A purchase order system divided into the 3-layer framework.  The group was asked to outline the steps to:
a. Capture the business process narrative
b. Capture the business process graphically
c. Create the application interfaces
d. Define the SOA bridge(s)
e. Link the processes to SOA
f. Link SOA to the Application interfaces
Attendees were invited to complete the exercise and fax it to Tom for comment

Featured Presentation: Characterization Framework and Design Patterns for the Disadvantaged User Fatma Dandashi, MITRE Corporation

How do SOAs enable solutions for disadvantaged users?

DoD implementations need to leverage commercial solutions to the extent possible.

The use of design patterns particular to disadvantaged environments provides an ability to make investment decisions on infrastructure requirements as part of infrastructure upgrades and resource prioritizations.

Focus on identifying non-DoD use cases to validate the adoption of this approach for non-DoD disadvantaged users.

Featured Presentation: Achieving SOA Governance through Organizational Consensus Mr. Sam Kneppar, IRS; Ms. Kimberly Rabe, IRS and Mr. Frank Tirado, MITRE Corporation

Conversation an the beginning of the day - this is a very good collaboration from both the bottom up and from the top down between MITRE and the IRS.

To be added later.                

Featured Presentation: System Wide Information Management – Agility and Next Generation Applications Using SOA for the National Airspace Duncan Thomson, MITRE

Continuation of present approach - leads to an N2 scaling problem and a dead end!

“System Wide Information Management (SWIM) will provide an open, flexible, and secure information management architecture for sharing NAS data and enabling increased common situational awareness and improved NAS agility".

IP Migration and SWIM are Key Enablers of Net-Centricity

See backup slides for specific examples (e.g. En Route: Flight Data Publication)

25th anniversary to the day at MITRE for Duncan!

Conference Development

Theme: TBA. (e.g., Enterprise Architects and Solution Architects Working Together to Deliver on the Business Value of SOA)

MITRE Planning Team: Gabe GalvanGreg Linden, and Fran Dougherty.

Suggestions Received (not in any particular order) for Feedback:

Topic Example Contact
IONA Phase 3 Pilot Update

The Hybrid Solution: State of SOA in the Federal Government 

Introduction to FUSE: The Open Source Platform for SOA

Bob Kilker
MITRE Senior Leadership

Future Vision of the Federal Government

Develop Shared Services Costing Model

Neil Efrom
Transition in Administration

"The Grid, the Cloud, and the Internet of Things -- Potential and Policy Implications"

Mike Nelson, Visting Professor, Georgetown University

Slides (PPT)
SOA CoP Alumni: What Are They Doing Now?

Strategic Mobility 21

IRS

Larry Mallon, Program Manager and Chief Knowledge Officer

TBA

5th Conference Highlights (see Blog and Transcript - in final review)

MITRE SOA White Papers

MITRE SOA Lab Testing of ESBs (e.g. Host IONA's ESB?)

Larry Pizette

Bob Sadler

State of the Art in Knowledge Representation and Semantification

(coordinated with the MITRE Technology Transfer Office)

Vulcan's Project Halo

Recent Presentation  COLAB

Semantic Exchange

Semantically Enabled IT Practices

                          

Mark Greaves

                                           

Mills Davis

Martha Lahanas

DoD CoI Forum

July 9, 2008 Meeting

Acquisition Visibility (AV) SOA

Mark Krzysko
Best Practices

SOA Consortium Case Study Competition

Licensed ZapThink Architect Course Overview Tutorial

Richard Mark Soley

Ron Schmelzer

MITRE Partnerships

BMP Institute DC Chapter Launch Meeting (Day 2 of Conference that could bring lots of new attendees)

See DC Presentation Archivein Pilot Web 2.0 Wiki:

Best Practices Keynote: DoD Business Operating Environment Supporting Business Transformation Featuring: Dennis E. Wisnosky, BMA Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer, Department of Defense (DoD) Business Mission Area

Opening Keynote: Relating Enterprise Strategy to Business Outcomes Featuring: Kenneth Mullins, Chief Engineer, Enterprise Transformation Division, The MITRE Corporation

Closing Session: Why Business Processes Really Matter
Featuring: Jeanne Vasterling, Associate Department Head, Applied Enterprise Architecture (Business Orientation), The Mitre Corporation

Greg Rock

Tom Dwyer

Timothy Price

Open Source SOA

Sun Webcasts:

101 for Government

Enterprise Middleware

                                           

Dave Edstrom

Ross Altman

CIO Council's SOA

Chief Architect's Forum (August 8, 2008)

Practical Guide to Federal SOA Version 1.1 (version 1.2 in process)

Keshmendra Paul Podcast (March 12-13, 2008)

Recall Enterprise Mashup

George Thomas

1105 Media Group

Story on 5th Conference

Government Transition IT: Web 2.0 Wiki Pilot

Rutrell Yasin

Wyatt Kash

Other Partnerships

Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) (2nd day conference in conjunction with proposed)

Open Group Formal Ontology for SOA

NIEM CoI: Maritime Domain Information Exchange Component

Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium: Cloud Computing Initiative

IAC Emerging Technology SIG Mashups Team

Intel Maskmaker Community (beta program)

New OASIS Mashup TC

CIO's Learning WikisDemocratizing Data

Integrated Data Sciences for NCOIC

Global Justice: Applying the  SOA RA: Utah Public Safety ESB Project

Social Media for Government

Kapow Mashups (update since 4th Conference)          

Gary Berg-Cross

Chris Harding

Dali Wang

                                           

Bob Marcus

Steve Olding

Rob Ennals       

Marwan Sabboth

W. David Stephenson

               

Bob Marcus   

Robert Woolley

Steve Radlick

Steve Jason

        

 

 

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