SOURCE: SilkRoad, Inc.

May 03, 2005 09:00 ET

SilkRoad Announces White Paper on Service-Oriented Architectures in the New Global Information Economy

MCLEAN, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2005 -- SilkRoad, Inc., a leading independent source of high-quality consulting services, announces a new white paper, The New Global Information Economy - Implications and Recommendations for Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs). SilkRoad's paper will be presented on June 16th at the Tenth International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense Command and Control Research Program.

"The evolution to a global information economy is one of the quintessential transformations required for our national security," said Tim Bass, president of SilkRoad. "We recommend that IT capital planning as well as government acquisition processes be appropriately modified to foster the fielding of capabilities that fit into an information services-based global economic model.

"Service-oriented architectures imply a boundless, powerful and adaptive global information economy that transcends established barriers to information sharing," says Bass. "This implies that a new global economic model for information sharing and information systems is on the rise. In this model, information entrepreneurs will compete for network user market share, creating the opportunity for new information-centric IT portfolio management and enterprise architectural governance processes."

Mr. Bass will be chairing a conference on Net-Centric Architecture in Arlington, Virginia, May 2-5, 2005. The conference theme will be Changing Military Operational Concepts - The Advent of Net-Centric Architecture. "One of the goals of Net-centric architecture, and the underlying information transformation enabled by service-oriented architectures, is to evolve traditional compartmentalized and hierarchical military, business and intelligence systems into agile, self-organizing, information-sharing capabilities," said Bass.

SilkRoad provides highly technical Net-centric strategies and Internet-based solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, including the United States Air Force (USAF), the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD/NII), and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). SilkRoad's work on Internet security and cyber-countermeasures for the DoD has been featured in Popular Science Magazine and Federal Computer Week.

SilkRoad, recently awarded a five-year extension to their GSA IT FSS contract GS-35F-0290K, is internationally recognized as a thought leader in numerous Net-centric domains. SilkRoad publications are freely available at the SilkRoad Web site www.silkroad.com/papers.

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