Friday, November 07, 2008

Business Value from SOA - Transparent and Connected Democracy

US President-elect Obama has published a technology agenda for his administration. It includes a number of items where Service-Oriented Architecture could make a key contribution.

  • Open Up Government to its Citizens: ... An Obama presidency will use cutting-edge technologies to [create] a new level of transparency, accountability and participation for America's citizens.
  • Bring Government into the 21st Century: Barack Obama and Joe Biden will use technology to reform government and improve the exchange of information between the federal government and citizens while ensuring the security of our networks. ... The nation's first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) [will] ensure that our government and all its agencies have the right infrastructure, policies and services for the 21st century. The CTO will ensure the safety of our networks and will lead an interagency effort, working with chief technology and chief information officers of each of the federal agencies, to ensure that they use best-in-class technologies and share best practices.
  • Lower Health Care Costs by Investing in Electronic Information Technology Systems: ... move the U.S. health care system to broad adoption of standards-based electronic health information systems, including electronic health records.
  • Modernize Public Safety Networks: ... Obama and Biden will implement policies to spur the development and deployment of new technologies to promote interoperability, broadband access, and more effective communications among first responders and emergency response systems.

This agenda touches on a number of the key themes of this blog: citizen-centric services, cost reduction, inter-agency working, interoperability, security. Expect to hear a lot more on these themes in the New Year.

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