ISS has been architecting, building and deploying software solutions based on service oriented architecture (SOA) principles for over a decade. With ISS SOA based solutions, customers are able to not only integrate and share data, but also to bridge and orchestrate processes, tasks and services. Solutions based on code re-use, open standards, extensibility, maintainability and compatibility across various platforms, systems and domains have served ISS’s government customers well, while providing more rapid and less costly deliveries.
By creating an open, SOA-based enterprise architecture supported by an easily accessible and free government off the shelf (GOTS) licensing model, ISS provides government customers with an inexpensive yet robust framework from which to build high impact, mission centric applications. ISS SOA-based solutions have been deployed across the Global Information Grid (GIG), including NGIC, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and other organizations, with tens of thousands of users supported every day.
This approach has enabled ISS to develop solutions in accordance with the network centric data strategy in support of numerous domains, missions and problem sets. However, like any architectural paradigm, the meaning of SOA continues to evolve and expand with new requirements and demands introduced every day. ISS views these changes as an opportunity to innovate. By adding user interface widget frameworks, app stores, mobile and cloud extensions to the core ISS SOA framework, ISS benefits its customers by addressing the evolving challenges of application accessibility, cost reduction and the demands of an increasingly agile and remote user community.