Agile DoD Part 2

I changed the title because the requirements changed.... Really. I woke up this morning and grabbed that first cup of java, it was really good as usual.   My wife makes great coffee, she does it every day without fail.   We don't even need to meet about it.   On that note, I grabbed …

Cloud Computing Professional

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DoD #FAIL #SOA #CLOUD

Lets consider the true nature of the services problem in the DoD.  Policy exists on sharing information, guidance exists on best practices and standards exist to help scope and implement requirements.   So, what is the problem? TRUST, read any article on SOA or Cloud computing and the first item they normally address is trust.  Why …

HELLO ME IT’S ME SOA and stuff

What is it that you want to hear? Will that make you pay attention? Do you need short bullet style sentences? Or do you need just one liners? Do you need to feel close the subject at hand? Or do you need to feel inspired? What is it that will make you "get it" even …

Architecture Technology: Questions (DoD Specific)

1. What do we produce…so what…can anybody use it? 2. Do we interface with the customer properly? 3. How does the architecture concept relate to People, Process, Methods, Tools specifically related to the JMT, JCIDS and Federation, additionally cyber? a) Is our mission and tasking consistent with the needs of the greater community? Note* Architecture is …

Not in great detail but enough to model a service (Trust Computing)

As written here http://blogs.mulesoft.org/how-to-define-services/ derived from concepts defined in Thomas Erl's SOA series.  The fundamental idea is that there are three levels of services Thomas takes great care to walk the spectrum and discuss use and reuse of services within the scope of the layer in order to accomplish the ultimate business objectives. The reason why this …

But you forgot the SOA..

Recently I have been in contact with friends who are technical evangelists.  We have been writing emails and sharing ideas over great distances.   While some of my friends are international and others are American I find it amazing that we deal with the same problems fundamentally. What are the problems?   The first I …

EA What Happened?

Enterprise Architectures.. I have been working around EA and EA tools for the last 6 years, it has been interesting to say the least.   I know that EA can cover a broad spectrum of areas so I will for the sake of this blog just stick with the DoD stuff.  The DoD has a …

Cloud Computing Ontology

Cloud Categories  There are three families of clouds. They were given Latin names by Luke Howard in 1804. They are Cirrus (curl of hair), Cumulus (heap) and Stratus (layers). There are 10 main types of clouds made up of combinations of these families. Clouds are also grouped by their height above the ground. Each cloud …

New SOA Article

Abstract: The Department of Defense (DoD) leadership understands the importance of Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs), Cloud computing, Software as a Service (SaaS), and other emerging technological methodologies, standards, and practices. Historically, information has been restricted to small groups or individuals. In a general sense, the critical need to properly and securely share, reuse, and provide information services are often blocked by issues of security, lack of understanding, misinformation, and legacy thinking.