12th SOA for E-Government Conference October 11 2011

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Top Four Reasons To Attend

  • Find out what’s working from SOA experts and program leaders delivering results on Federal programs
  • Network with peers across the Federal government including architects, senior IT and business executives
  • Leverage panel discussions to exchange ideas and hear “how-to” advice from SOA project leaders and decision makers 
  • Discover the latest products and technologies that can help simplify your SOA implementation in the exhibitor showcase


Service Orientation – Practical Models Across the Federal Government 
MITRE and the Federal Government SOA Community of Practice will conduct its 12th SOA conference at MITRE’s McLean campus on Tuesday, October 11 , 2011. The theme of the event is “Practical Models Across the Federal Government”. The conference will focus on examples of practical models being used to develop and manage shared, composable services in and across the Federal Government. Both business and technical perspectives will be shared. You’ll gain insights from technical solutions and review real case studies with MITRE and Federal Government SOA CoP experts.


Conference Specifics: Tuesday, October 11, 2011. The location is in MITRE 1 Auditorium, 7515 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA  22102.  The conference will take place as in previous years, on the MITRE campus located just inside the Beltway adjacent to Dolly Madison/Chain Bridge Road.  Free registration is through the conference’s online website at: https://register.mitre.org/soa/

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.   

Questions or Comments: Please send an email to: rtyksinski@mitre.org Rose Tyksinski or dmayo@everware-cbdi.com Dave Mayo.


The Federal SOA CoP and the MITRE SOA CoP are pleased to announce that Ajay Budhraja, CTO at the Department of Justice, IR, will be the new Federal Co-Chair of the Federal SoA CoP, along with David Mayo, President of Everware-CBDI, who is the Industry Co-Chair. Brand Niemann, former Federal Co-Chair, who left federal service recently, will continue to be involved in the Federal SOA CoP as an Emeritus Co-Chair. Ajay has been very active in the Federal SOA CoP and we are excited that he has agreed to serve the SOA community in this capacity. 


7:30 - 8:30 AM Conference Check In / Exhibitor Showcase
8:30 – 8:45 AM Welcome & Introduction – Michael Martin, Division Manager Enterprise Technology Information and Infrastructure, The MITRE Corporation. Slides
8:45 – 9:45 AM Keynote: Composable Capability on Demand - Julie DelVecchio Savage, Chief Engineer Command and Control Center, The MITRE Corporation. Article. Slides
9:45 – 10:30 AM What is a Composable Service? – Dave Mayo and Denzil Wasson, Everware-CBDI Slides
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 11:30 AM Case Study: Interagency Targeting Architecture (ITA) SOA Results & Briefing - Ms. Susan J. Henry, Information Sharing Executive Agent, U.S Coast Guard Headquarters Slides
11:30 – 12:20 PM Overview of Exhibitors - SOA Tools and Frameworks
11:30 - 11:35 AM Software AG Manmohan Gupta Software-ag-MITRE SOA presentation Fall 2011.pptx
11:35 - 11:40 AM IBM Thomas Hall IBM_SOA_Presentation_for_MITRE_October_11_2011.ppt
11:40 -11:45 AM Progress Software Michelle Davis Progress Mitre SOA Conference.pptx
11:55 - 12:00 PM Everware-CBDI Warren Elmore Everware-CBDI Brief-SOA COP 10-2011.pptx
12:00 - 12:05 PM ZapThink Ken Smith Zapthink - Slides for MITRE eGov conference.pptx
12:05 - 12:10 PM Binary Group Robert Damashek BINARY_CORP_CAPABILITIES-SOA.pptx
12:10 - 12:15 PM Model Driven Solutions Cory Casanave Model Driven Solutions
12:15-12:20 PM Talend Ed Ost Talend
12:20 – 12:45 PM Lunch
12:20 – 1:30 PM Networking and Exhibitor Showcase  
1:30 - 2:15 PM Object Mgmt Group, Cloud Standards Customer Council – Practical Guide to Cloud Computing   – Melvin Greer, Senior Fellow & Chief Strategist Cloud Computing Lockheed Martin Slides GCN Article: A cloud guide even your mother-in-law could use
2:15 – 3:00 PM Panel Discussion:  Opportunities and Challenges for Composable Services – Mark Heller, Melvin Greer, Dave Mayo
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:15 PM Case Study:  Composable Contracts: Capturing Integration Semantics with Test Driven SOA; Ed Ost, Talend Open Integration Solutions Slides
4:15 – 4:30 PM Wiki Blog - Brand Niemann, Federal SOA CoP 

Speaker Biographies

Michael Martin, PhD

Division Manager Enterprise Technology Information and Infrastructure
The MITRE Corporation
Michael Martin directs the Enterprise Technology Information & Infrastructure Division in the Center for Connected Government (CCG), which houses more than 120 systems engineers specializing in Information Assurance, Data Management, and Infrastructure Engineering Operations. Mr. Martin provides leadership, critical guidance, and management to build and develop staff with a unique blend of technical, people and business development skills who apply their extensive knowledge to identify, prioritize and solve complex enterprise system engineering problems. The division supports all of the CCG mission areas in achieving strategic impact and providing value for the government. The division staff is recognized and sought out internally and by clients for their expertise and are frequently asked to take the lead on high visibility projects.  Selects, mentors, and directs group leaders, department heads and senior experts in the division. Responsible for budgeting; financial management; personnel management; development of strategic goals, plans and performance measures; collaborations with other centers within MITRE to leverage a broader set of capabilities; setting up and managing laboratories to develop and test new technologies and solutions; and collaborations with universities in joint research programs. Mr. Martin directs the development and organization of Technology Exchange Meetings, which bring together experts to discuss new research and solutions to complex problems. Serves on CCG’s Technical Council, which provides quality control to ensure that all of CCG’s products meet the highest technical standards and develops guidance on new technologies and issues. Mr. Martin serves as senior advisor in MITRE’s Homeland Security Center of Excellence.  Mr. Martin provides systems engineering guidance to a range of government agencies, including the Treasury Department, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Commerce, Peace Corps, Veterans Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Security Agency, Justice Department, Defense Department and Department of Agriculture. He provides guidance to the Office of Management and Budget on the effectiveness and impact of information technology policies and standards developed for government agencies. Serves as senior advisor to the Chief Information Security Office in the Department of Homeland Security, where his work has been recognized as having significant impact. 

Julie DelVecchio Savage, PhD

Chief Engineer Command and Control Center
The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Julie DelVecchio Savage currently serves as the Innovation Program Chief Engineer for MITRE’s Center for Command and Control.  As such, she is responsible for developing and executing a technology research and development strategy that enables and guides development of a joint Command and Control system.  In this role she leads the Composable Capability on Demand investment portfolio and the Army and Air Force contract Mission Oriented Investigation and Experimentation programs.  She leads efforts to integrate successful technology products into the Centers’ ongoing programs and coordinate the Centers’ research contributions to other MITRE centers and their customers, and serves as a member a corporate team that leads MITRE’s Internal Research and Development program in its entirety.  
During 2006 Julie was Executive Director for AF Battle Management Systems and Director of Engineering for the ESC 551st Electronic Systems Wing.   She provided technical leadership and direction over a portfolio that includes US and International AWACS/AEW&C, Joint STARS, E-10/Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP RTIP), Mission Planning, and Weather Systems. 
From 2005-2006 she was Deputy Director of Engineering (DOE) for the ESC Network Centric Operations/Integration Systems Wing (ESC/NCSW).  In partnership with the DOE, she led a broad and diverse portfolio that included the Global Information Grid Systems, Enterprise Integration, and Global Air Traffic Systems.  Her specific focus areas include NCSW strategic planning, cross-wing integration, and joint Service collaboration via the PEO Interchange forum. 
From 2002 – 2005, Julie served as Director of Project Leadership & Integration in MITRE’s Center for Air Force C2 Systems.  Her focus areas for the directorate included leadership development and C2 Enterprise Integration – driving programs toward integrated solutions and investment strategies – to support capability-based acquisition. 
From 1999 – 2002, she was Chief Engineer for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) program.  She was technical lead for Joint STARS engineering resources (contractor, Government, MITRE) across a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines and all phases of the life cycle.  During her tenure work focused on successful delivery of eight Joint STARS aircraft, development of planned upgrades, and maintaining, sustaining and enhancing the operational fleet.   In addition, she helped shape the future evolution of the mission through joint Service Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) efforts, and helped flesh out the emerging E-10 and Space Radar concepts and program strategies.
From 1997 – 1999, she was MITRE’s Project Leader for Theater Missile Defense Battle Management /Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (TMD BM/C3I) and Chief Engineer, ESC/ACP (Combat Air Forces Command and Control Advanced Concepts).  As such, she was technical lead for a program geared toward establishing an effective theater missile defense by fielding a highly interoperable, flexible, and responsive BM/C3I capability. 
From 1992 – 1996 Julie served in various leadership roles in Theater and National Missile Defense programs, in particular the Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR) program. This program was subsequently funded and the UEWR upgrades were implemented and fielded.  She joined MITRE in 1989, and until 1991 supported the Strategic Defense Initiative. 
Dr. DelVecchio Savage earned a doctorate in Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1990).  She was a recipient of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regents Fellowship for Doctoral Studies in Engineering (1985-89) and the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award (1987).  Julie earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in City and Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1979 and 1985, respectively, with focus on quantitative methods and Geographic Information Systems.  
More recently, Julie successfully completed the Harvard Business School Women’s Leadership Forum: Innovation Strategies for a Changing World (April 2009) and a George Institute of Technology Leadership Development Program conducted by the DuPree College of Management (2001).
She is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Military Operations Research Society (MORS), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Women in Aerospace (WIA).

Dave Mayo

President, Everware-CBDI
Dave Mayo – An IT practitioner for 25 years and an enterprise architect for over 15 years, Mr. Mayo is the President of Everware-CBDI, a firm dedicated to enabling and implementing service oriented architecture (SOA) for federal and commercial organizations. He is a senior advisor to the Department of Homeland Security EA program and led several tasks for the development of the original enterprise architecture for the Department. Mr. Mayo has been Vice Chair of the IAC/EA SIG and Chairs the Services Committee. He led the industry team and is a member of the Editorial Board for the Practical Guide to Federal Service Oriented Architecture for the Federal CIO Council. For his steadfast efforts to improve government effectiveness and efficiency through service-based EA, he received a Federal 100 award from Federal Computer Week in 2009. His background includes economics, strategic planning, information engineering, and business process reengineering.   He holds a MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

Denzil Wasson

CTO and Director of Solution Delivery
Everware-CBDI CTO and Director of Solution Delivery, Denzil Wasson is an innovative, professional, pragmatic and hands on IT solution architect. He leverages his 21 years of diverse business, technical and methodological experience to drive the realization of open, standards based IT solutions for Everware-CBDI Customers. Mr. Wasson’s current focus areas for consulting, development and providing education include Iterative Development, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Model Driven Development (MDD) and Application Portfolio Modernization (AM).

Ms. Susan J. Henry

Information Sharing Executive Agent 
U.S Coast Guard Headquarters
Susan J. Henry is the U.S. Coast Guard’s Information Sharing Executive Agent, at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Like all federal agencies, the Coast Guard is required by law to maximize information sharing with its federal, international, tribal, state, local, public and private partners, and to provide annual reports on its information sharing performance. Ms. Henry and her staff coordinate policy and performance assessments across all Coast Guard missions and lines of business, and stay grounded in field operational information sharing by regularly visiting Coast Guard field units to interview their partners, collect best practices and hear recommendations for improvement. She and her staff formulate agency-level information sharing policy and positions in support of the Commandant’s Information Sharing Executive role. 
Ms. Henry has served as a senior advisor to the Coast Guard on inter-agency information sharing policy and the development of trusted communities since 2005. She serves as senior Coast Guard coordinator for the Department of Homeland Security’s Under Secretary-level Information Sharing Governance Board, and represents the Coast Guard on the Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing Coordinating Council, on the federal International Trade Data System Board of Directors, and in other executive forums. 
Prior to her current Coast Guard role, Ms. Henry served in a variety of civilian Navy senior advisor and program manager assignments, including for the Commander Pacific Fleet, the Marine Forces Pacific, U.S. Pacific Command and national intelligence agencies, as well as for the Coast Guard. She has authored and contributed to many mission requirements analyses, decision support and interoperability studies, information architectures, and has published articles on information sharing. She has been honored with the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award and multiple Civilian Achievement Awards. 
Ms. Henry completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in information systems, applied mathematics and organizational communications at the University of Hawaii. She is a Navy veteran and retired Naval Reserve Officer. Ms. Henry completed her Senior Executive Service preparatory studies during a 2009 fellowship assignment at the Treasury Executive Institute, Washington, D.C.

Melvin Greer

Chief Architect, SOA Cloud Computing
Director, SOA Competency Center
Lockheed Martin
Melvin Greer is Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing Lockheed Martin. With over 25 years of systems and software engineering experience, he is a recognized expert and author of two books on Service Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing. He functions as a principal investigator in advanced research studies. He significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Mr. Greer is a Certified Enterprise Architect, the Vice-chair of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), Cloud Computing Working Group, an Advisory Council member of the Cloud Security Alliance and the Steering Committee Chair of the Object Management Group, Cloud Standards Customer Council.

Mark Heller

Site Operations Director, Center for Air Force C2 Systems
The MITRE Corporation
Mark Heller is the Site Operations Director for the Center for AF C2 Systems.  In this role Mark is responsible for 12 site offices across the US and in Tokyo.  Mark’s responsibilities include strengthening our site work programs, integrating our site staff and programs across the company, improving workforce vitality, integrating sites with MITRE’s technology programs, and ensuring efficient operational practices across the site community.  In conjunction with this role, Mark serves as the Section Leader for D370, Site Integration - comprising staff in key leadership positions across the AF Center Site locations.  Mark is presently located in Colorado Springs where he is the interim Site Leader.  The Colorado Springs site employs approximately 150 staff supporting key customers including AFSPC, ESC, SMC, NORTHCOM, and MDA.
Previously, Mark was the Section Leader for D540, Interoperability and Site Technology.  D540 is a distributed team of about 40 IT professionals located across MITRE site locations.  D540s technical support was applied across many operational domains including Air Operations, Combat Support, Space and Strategic C2, and Homeland Security.  D540 developed and applied emerging technologies to enable network-centric interoperability across DoD communities.  Key accomplishments from this organization included the migration of military C2 interoperability standards to XML (e.g., XML-MTF), the advanced concept development of the Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI), and research toward web service and semantic web technologies.  D540 also innovated and continues to lead the MITRE iLab initiative, which seeks to implement a distributed virtual experimentation capability across MITRE locations to support MITRE’s leadership in Net-Centric transition for DoD programs.  
Since November 2001, Mark has been part of the management team at our Colorado Springs site where he is currently the Site Leader and previously led the D540 organization.  Prior to moving to Colorado Springs, Mark was part of MITRE’s Langley Air Force Base site in Hampton VA.  In additions to his duties as D540 Section Leader, he also supported ACC and AC2ISRC programs.  Mark was also the Associate Project Leader for MITRE’s Information Interoperability project, which led the development of joint and multinational C2 Interoperability standards.  Mark was the development lead of several rapid prototype software efforts for C2 system message processing, including the Joint Message Analysis and Processing System (JMAPS).  JMAPS was a MITRE prototype that was ultimately transitioned to the government as the official DII-COE standard message processing module.  He also provided frequent technical engineering support to US and NATO interoperability working groups.
Prior to joining MITRE in 1986, Mark worked for the Planning Research Corporation where he was a Software Engineer developing military Message Processing software for U. S. Navy applications.  In this role Mark was the sole Civilian member of Tactical Air Control Group 2 at Little Creek Amphibious Base in Norfolk VA.  Mark’s activities included software and hardware rapid prototyping and OT&E deployment on the USS Mt. Whitney during the Joint Solid Shield Exercises.
Mark received a BA in Business Management in 1981 and a BS in Computer Science in 1983 from Moravian College in Bethlehem PA.

Andrew Ide

Group Leader, Business & Services Architecture
The MITRE Corporation
Mr. Ide is the leader of the Business and Services Architecture functional group within MITRE’s Enterprise Business Transformation department. He has been with MITRE almost 5 years supporting enterprise architecture and systems engineering projects for the Department of Defense, the US Census Bureau and the Transportation Security Administration.
Mr. Ide's information technology career spans almost 20 years. His experience includes leading complex full life cycle development projects, designing mission-critical applications and services, carrying out complex work flow analysis and processing, and performing technology assessments to align business strategies with information technology investments.  Additional agencies he has supported include the Executive Office of the President, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the United States Postal Service (USPS), and the United States Mint.
Prior to coming to MITRE, Mr. Ide worked at Concur Technologies, where he was the Solutions Director for the Expense Management Group.  In that role, he was responsible for the development of the solution and services architecture for the company’s software on demand service offerings which supported over 300,000 users across 1400 organizations. Additional career stops include being the Chief Enterprise Architect at the EOP and holding senior consulting positions with Booz Allen Hamilton, Commerce One, and American Management Systems/CGI. He received his MBA and MS from the University of Pittsburgh and his BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ed Ost

Technical Director
Talend Open Integration Solutions

Edward Ost is Technical Director for Application Integration at Talend.  Previous to Talend Mr. Ost worked as a consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration on the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) program where he helped develop the service container concept and the FAA’s federated adoption approach.  As part of the SWIM program Mr. Ost chaired the Architecture Working Group in facilitating adoption of SOA best practices by the SWIM Implementing Programs (SIP).  He has helped support numerous aviation systems including Traffic Flow Modernization System, ACEP, ERAM, Terminal Data Distribution System, WMSCR, ITWS, and CIWS.  Before joining the FAA team, Mr. Ost worked as a consultant for Lockheed Martin for eight years on federal IT systems.  He is active in the Apache community where he is an evangelist for open source SOA and Cloud adoption.

Brand Niemann, PhD

Senior Enterprise Architect and Data Scientist, Binary Group
Director and Senior Data Scientist, Semantic Community
Former Senior Enterprise Architect and Data Scientist, US EPA
http://cloud.binarygroup.com/ Username: guest and Password: guest


Brand recently completed 30 years of Federal service. He worked on assignment for the Federal CIO Council during 2002-2007 on a series of assignments: Founding Chair of the Web Services Working Group, Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice, and Federal SOA Community of Practice, and as Executive Secretariat of the Best Practices Committee. He has written an online book "A New Enterprise Information Architecture and Data Management Strategy for the U.S. EPA and the Federal Government", published a paper "Put My EPA Desktop in the Cloud to  Support the Open Government Directive and Data.gov/semantic" (in response to Vivek Kundra's call), and implemented A Gov 2.0 Platform for Open Government in a Data Science Library (in response to Aneesh Chopra's call). Recently he has used two tools in the Amazon Cloud (Mindtouch and Spotfire) to extract, transform, and load a number of EPA and Federal databases to produce more transparent, open, and collaborative business analytics applications. Note: I really did put my EPA desktop in the cloud and was the first and now the EPA CIO is going to put everybody's desktop in the cloud - the entire EPA IT infrastructure in the cloud! See http://semanticommunity.info/.



Blog by Brand Niemann

MITRE WiFi: flag motor glad just

Welcome by Rose Tyksinski, MITRE Conference Program Manager, and Michael Martin, Division Manager Enterprise Technology Information and Infrastructure, The MITRE Corporation. See Slides
Our goal is to share with you today practical examples of how SOA is being deployed across the Federal government to reach the goals identified in directives such as the 25 Point Plan and the “Ruthless Reduction Program”.  We see these directives driving senior leaders responsible for Federal IT programs to do more with less --- forcing the adoption of methods such as SOA to enable shared investments within and across agencies.

Over the course of the day, in both the main tent and in the exhibitor area, we hope to show you a number of examples of shared, composable service projects.

Areas of focus in the Public Sector within the last 12 months are:
  • Change Management necessary to manage changes to autonomous services
  • Lifecycle Management 
  • As services begin to be deployed, we see  many examples of agencies identifying and creating inventories of business and technical services commonly called Service Catalogs
  • Monitoring of performance, cost and usage of services, and 
  • SOA Governance
Forrester global survey regarding the “Five most Valuable SOA Governance Practices”:
  • Active guidance and review of SOA projects and deliverables by the EA team
  • Having a SOA center of excellence
  • Service Portfolio Management
  • SOA Steering Committee, and
  • Approval of service interface designs

Your presence here today is an affirmation of the importance and interest in service oriented architecture.  Today, we hope to show you a few examples of how SOA is being used to help drive program success and efficiencies across the Federal government. 

It is my great pleasure to invite a colleague of mine to the podium – Dr. Julie DelVechhio Savage. Julie is the Chief Engineer for a MITRE research program working on ways to bring adaptive, responsive command and control systems to the field. The wide-ranging research program is called Composable Capability on Demand, or CCOD.  As a concept, CCOD promotes a new approach to the design and development of services-based command and control capability and how users employ it. 

Note: Also mentioned agenda, handouts, exhibit, and logistics.


Composable Capability on Demand - Julie DelVecchio Savage, Chief Engineer Command and Control Center, The MITRE Corporation. ArticleSlides
MITRE Innovation Program - IR&D - Transform way government addresses IT problems - A New Paradigm for the Design, Acquisition and Employment of IT-Based Command and Control
CCOD Environment: A Platform That Supports Composition 
Pathfinder for Adaptive Capability and Agile Development 
USAREUR Challenge to CCOD:   
Create situational awareness and collaborate with non-traditional partners (e.g. NGOs) on the open internet for contingency operations  (e.g., Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief)
"if this stuff is 75% as good as it appears, it's twice as good as anything we have in the field"
Strategic Imperative – Responsive, Affordable C2
Technology Advances Enable a New Approach
CCOD Offers a Way Forward
Composable Capability on Demand: Pathfinder for Adaptive Capability and Agile Development 
Note: Examples of what Julie talked about at the MITRE Exhibit Table in the Atrium. Also got a good video of her presentation that will be made available after review.
Brand Niemann
Welcome again. I knew I was in the right place today when I saw my name on a MITRE parking place right outside! So it has been another six months and now we are at conference 12. We had over 250 register - a record number. We have a new Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel.
This is the blog I am making for the conference so at the end of the day we will have a complete record of this conference (presentations, bios, and blog nptes) like the previous 11. Just Google Federal SOA CoP. Please email any comments to me bniemann@cox.net and Tweet at # courtesy of my colleague and friend Robert Damashek.
Please remember to give us the Participant Evaluation Form.

First,…. the news. The Federal SOA CoP and the MITRE SOA CoP are pleased to announce that Ajay Budhraja, CTO at the Department of Justice, will be the new Federal Co-Chair of the Federal SoP CoP, along with David Mayo, President of Everware-CBDI, who is the Industry Co-Chair. Brand Niemann also joining us here today, former Federal Co-Chair, who left federal service recently, will continue to be involved in the Federal SOA CoP as an Emeritus Co-Chair. Although Ajay is not able to join us today, he has also joined the planning committee for this conference. Welcome, Ajay, and thank you for your support.

Now it is my great please to introduce my co-chair David Mayo and Denzil Wasson of Everware-CBDI.
What is a Composable Service? – Dave Mayo and Denzil Wasson, Everware-CBDI Slides
Dave is President of Everware-CBDI, Co-Chair of the Federal SOA CoP and a member of three new working groups that are writing three new Reference Models for the Federal Enterprise Architecture. Recall that Dave led a team that wrote a paper on The Role of Enterprise Architecture in Federal Cloud Computing just prior to the last conference
Danzil is the CTO of Everware-CBDI and manager of an FDA Project that is shown in his demo today and manager of a project for DLA on Service Orientation for Enterprise Architecture.
One Main Point: You got to have architecture!
OMB will have a shared services strategy out in maybe December - Payroll is the poster child but not in the SOA sense with data services
Definition from Scott Bernard: Mission or support function that is provided by one business unit to multiple business units.
Liked quote in Julie's presentation: “In the era of uncertainty, rapid change and increasing competition, we’ve just got to change faster.” GEN Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Composable Services are Shared Services that are designed and architected to work together 
  • In a manner similar to a Software Product Line approach
  • Adhere to the SOA principles 
Composability Demo: Service Oriented Application Modernization
Combines: SOA, Model-Driven Development & Agile Methods
Themes for Demo:
  • Services are the composable building blocks 
  • Services provide important architectural articulation points
  • MDD makes it visible, manageable and productive
  • Agile is a good fit
    • Defined scope
    • Contract driven
    • Early value
Case Study: Interagency Targeting Architecture (ITA) SOA Results & Briefing - Ms. Susan J. Henry, Information Sharing Executive Agent, U.S Coast Guard Headquarters Slides
Substituting for Susan Henry is Tom Kelly (MITRE) who worked on the project.

DHS SOA Framework v 1.0. Recall presentation at 11th conference by Captain Ryan. 

DHS Proposed Service Categories. Various SOA methodologies in place among DMTCs.

SOA for the CG means … Doctrine and event-driven, loosely coupled, asynchronous message based, business services. Source: USCG SPEAR Implementation Guide.

USCG SPEAR Service incorporates Representational State Transfer (REST) web services and CBP SOA uses Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

Develop services and publish to DHS/DMTC Service Catalogs
11:30 – 12:20 PM Overview of Exhibitors - SOA Tools and Frameworks
11:30 - 11:35 AM Software AG Manmohan Gupta
11:35 - 11:40 AM IBM Thomas Hall Rationale - Smart SOA - 8000 Customers and Number One in Market Share for SOA
11:40 -11:45 AM Progress Software Michelle Davis
11:45 - 11:50 PM Bay State Myrium Harvey
11:55 - 12:00 PM Everware-CBDI Warren Elmore
12:00 - 12:05 PM ZapThink Ken Smith
12:05 - 12:10 PM Binary Group Robert Damashek
12:10 - 12:15 PM Model Driven Solutions Cory Casanave
NOTE: Volunteered to lead pilot for next six months like before.
12:15-12:20 PM Talend Ed Ost
Object Mgmt Group, Cloud Standards Customer Council – Practical Guide to Cloud Computing   – Melvin Greer, Senior Fellow & Chief Strategist Cloud Computing Lockheed Martin Slides
Talk about Practical Guide - Whay do we need another Cloud Computing organization?
Over 250 organizations participate in the Cloud Standards Customer Council including MITRE.
CSCC members have formed 17 working groups. Members have presented their work in progress, which includes developing mission statements and action plans for deliverables.
The Practical Guide to Cloud Computing provides advice on how to get started and how to successfully implement cloud solutions.  It contains expertise from customers, vendors, and consultants and, like cloud computing, is intended to evolve over time. See: http://www.cloud-council.org/
What's Next? Change Ahead.
Panel Discussion:  Opportunities and Challenges for Composable Services – Mark Heller, Melvin Greer, Dave Mayo
Two Keys Points: Need Solutions Architects Activity Again and Mel Greer Innovative Business Models for Open Source, Free Software, etc.
Case Study:  Composable Contracts: Capturing Integration Semantics with Test Driven SOA; Ed Ost, Talend Open Integration Solutions Slides
Note to be added

Top Ten List from Conference

1. Yes, there will be a 13th conference, and hopefully on the 13th of the month so it is not confusing like the 12th on the 11th :) Stay tuned!
2. Cory Casanave offered to lead another pilot for our community!
3. “In the era of uncertainty, rapid change and increasing competition, we’ve just got to change faster.” GEN Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff
4. Rutrell Yashin of Federal Computer Week is writing several stories about this conference.
5. AJ Budhraja is the new Federal SOA CoP government co-lead.
6. OMB will have a shared services strategy out in maybe December and David Mayo, the Federal SOA CoP industry co-chair is helping write three new Reference Models for the Federal Enterprise Architecture.
7. "Our goal is to share with you today practical examples of how SOA is being deployed across the Federal government to reach the goals identified in directives such as the 25 Point Plan and the “Ruthless Reduction Program”. (Michael Martin). Goal accomplished! See this wiki.
9. I will never forget my personal parking place at MITRE - iPhone picture to be posted soon.
10. Thanks to the wonderful MITRE Staff!!!!
Ana Maria Galdo
Geetha Elengical
Ron Perrella
Michael Martin
Andrew Ide
Mark Heller
Rose Tyksinski


Tom Kelly



Notes From Robert Damashek

Mike Martin, MITRE: Focus on portfolio mgmt is essential.  Also, active engagement/review by EA team, planning outside of delivery team.

Dr. Savage, Chief Eng C2, MITRE: Composable Capability on Demand. 

Senior quotes about doing things faster,across all barriers/silos.  Problem is how we acquire plus what we put in field (services vs. systems). CCOD platform.  Have done several experiments with real DoD operators.  Contingency Command Post, NEO, Homeland security, etc.  One example is collab with NGOs over internet, MITRE lashed together several tools, quickly integrate to provide capability, including COTS products, DataAlign takes a semantic perspective to data integration, used mobile apps for NGO collab.  On NEO scenario, rapidly escalated to including TTPs and CONOPS, showing potential of adding dynamic case management (DCM) and policy driven approaches into the mix.  Support for FEMA mobilization included more rapid, more automated infrastructure configuration.  Results: richer user situational awareness experience (e.g. Including open source intel and social media), support for more adaptive infrastructure, more dynamic collab. Challenges include how to systems engineer a dynamically adaptive environment, support for cultural change, acquisition model changes - users become developers.  On Composability Grand Challenge - will enable industry to both compose solution and propose business model.  Can add own tools!

"Technology advances enable a new approach.". IR&D supported.  Focus on minimum set of common semantics - breadth first, semi-automated.

Dave Mayo, Everware-CBDI, writing three new reference models for FEA as part of Federal SOA COP, with Denzil Wasson Everware CTO.  Mayo: lots of adoption, driven by cloud, but not all successful due to lack of completeness in approach, lack of design for SOA and reuse, confusion with shared services, OMB shared service strategy in December.  GAO report on reducing duplication through shared services, CIO EB study showed best providers delivered both strategic agility and cost savings. Shared services can be a collection of services to enable agility as part of the SOA (e.g. Designed in architecture), but is not always.  Potential of DCM to enable dynamic service composability and even greater agility, if services specify pre and post conditions. 

Wasson: demo, services (as well as activities) need to be Composable and designed that way, increased complexity of managing/integrating SOA project. Used patent application example, DCM analogy here, using a different approach for managing rules and control mechanisms - moving it up into declarative platform.  Challenge of moving up from technical to semantic standards - scope of control issue.  Service layer as provide semantic standard interface and isolate from vendor implementations.

Tom Kelly, MITRE, DHS Interagency Targeting Architecture, coast guard, CBP, DHS = DMTC.  targeting is identification of objects of interest, similar to concepts of joints in DoD, using DoDAF, spanning architectures is the challenge, driving from common scenarios from business/situation perspective,recommending business services, interest in streamlining function from multiple to single system, lacked detailed documentation on systems, worked more at higher level to define candidate services, later on map business to system function, very amenable to DCM, DHS has strong governance and oversight mechanisms that are being adopted, different levels of policy implementation, working implementation plan using NIEM IEPD.  This was more of pilot effort.

Progress software - integration across product line to give view of business and IT infrastructure.

Talend - focusing on data integration, open source, open data, enterprise class Apache OSS implementation.

Melvin Greer, OMG Cloud Standards Customer Council, Lockheed Martin: released practical guide to cloud computing, use cases and best practice requirements from an end user perspective, 35 pages.  AT&L is involved.  Www.cloud-council.org link to practical guide.  May be a good source of reusable analytics, from end-user perspective (e.g. Portfolio migration, role of data, etc.). Shift $$$ from core infrastructure to core mission.  Enabling big data analytics is one common application. Cloud interoperability and data management standards are important parts of equation. NIST on council, a lot of companies participating on NIST roadmap effort.

SOA Panel:

1. How will requirements requests from consumers be addressed in Composable Capabilities (resources in general)? Heller: Enable requirements to be lightweight, modified by end-users.  Mayo: advocate of portfolio of services/capabilities. Wasson: scope of reqs spec important, in context, plus community engagement/voting, Heller: work on classes of resources that are Composable, focused on IT resources and useful for Infrastructure reference model.  Wasson: need resources and services combined together result in a capability, express need via model-based semantics in a given domain. Mayo: lots of churning in FEA 2 effort, lack of clarity, need for greater engagement.

2. Top 3 concerns for Composable services?  Mayo: change governance.  Heller: verification and trust of composed capability, prevent long testing cycle, inter-enterprise. Wasson: build examples of policy/rules through use, build something real, understanding semantics and applying semantic mediation.

3. How will funding be accomplished?  Greer: Need to take business model approach, need to account for enterprise usage to justify the investment, cost savings across multiple tactically-focused services, understanding how people want to buy things, make it easy to acquire upfront (SaaS, PaaS, etc).  Mayo: need to get above the providers and consumers to get the leadership to establish the models. Wasson: identify cross-program opportunities, get initial successes, common pain points, grow community from the programs.

4. How does open source play into equation?  Greer: one of most important business models, also because of greater pace of innovation.  Wasson: important element of economies of scale.

5. Challenge of governance/compliance barriers to introducing valuable services.  Greer: need to identify person who has fiduciary responsibility of service (business manager), if you give away for free to create market share and charge for next version (one business model) if everyone wants to use your service. Wasson: this is a common occurrence, separate need governance from implementation governance.

Ed Ost, talend: lean lifecycle of business compared with applications or IT infrastructure, agility is ability to adapt faster than the frequency of change, increase modularity of business delivery via SOA, yet this increases dependencies, need to resolve for lean info solution pipeline, SOA requires combining agile planning with architecture, incrementally bound uncertainty, EVM tied to functional delivery (through testing), look at lifecycle latency, how do we track continuous delivery, what is tested, continuous integration tests, moves towards continuous deployment of little service increments (like google), model still applies to fielding increments (like Army units) but at a slower, more deliberate pace, frameworks for integrated testing, collaborate via a wiki, put some legacy abstraction into Infrastructure layer (e.g. ESB), DISA building PaaS/IaaS cloud capabilities via RACE, forge.mil, includes IV&V staging, moving to continuous delivery, but have vision of continuous deployment.  Believes that tests are the semantic contract (or perhaps a realization of that contract?).

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