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SOA Consortium Releases New Podcast From Kshemendra Paul, Chief Architect, Office of Management & Budget (OMB) on "The Practical Guide to Federal Service Oriented Architecture (PGFSOA)".

NEEDHAM, Mass. -- The SOA Consortium[TM] today announced that a podcast and slide deck of the presentation by Kshemendra Paul, Chief Architect, Office of Management & Budget (OMB) on "The Practical Guide to Federal Service Oriented Architecture (PGFSOA)" recorded at the SOA Consortium meeting in Washington, D.C. in March is now available. To access the podcast, visit

Kshemendra Paul presented an overview on the Practical Guide to Federal Service Oriented Architecture (PGFSOA) to a packed SOA Consortium meeting in March. He began with an overview on why SOA is important to the Federal government, key issues and success criteria. He briefly touched on two areas where standards are making an impact, including the Federal Transition Framework and the Records Management standards, both collaborations between the OMG and various government agencies.

Kshemendra mostly talks about the PGFSOA and the challenges, opportunities and benefits of Federal SOA. He discusses the benefits including the ability to share solutions, services, best practices and acquisition power across organizations and says that SOA is the key from moving from a vertical to a horizontal viewpoint. During his overview on Federal enterprise architecture, he stresses the need to view the use of IT from a business perspective and to expand the concept of reuse beyond components to entire architectures and solutions. He also talks about the need for bottom-up change and the goal of building a community, which is part of the rationale behind the PGFSOA wiki. Kshemendra concludes his presentation with a tour of the PGFSOA wiki.

To hear all of the insights Kshemendra presented, download the 34-minute podcast and accompanying slide presentation at

The next SOA Consortium meeting is in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 25-26, 2008. Organizations interested in joining the SOA Consortium and attending the meeting should visit the website, or email for more information. Visit the SOA Consortium's SOA Insights blog at

About The SOA Consortium

The SOA Consortium is an advocacy group of end users, service providers and technology vendors committed to helping the Global 1000, major government agencies, and mid-market businesses successfully adopt Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) by 2010. SOA Consortium founding enterprise members include Fortune 200 companies in Financial Services, Travel, Manufacturing, Retail and Telecommunications. Sponsors are Cisco, HP, IBM Corporation, SAP AG, Savant, Sparx Systems and Sun Microsystems, Inc. Participants include Fortune 1000 corporations, major government agencies and non-governmental organizations. Any organization may join the SOA Consortium. The SOA Consortium is managed by the Object Management Group.

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