Analysis: Shared-services strategy resembles SOA plan

Thursday - 2/16/2012, 7:05pm EST

Brand Niemann, former data scientist, EPA

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"The more things change the more they stay the same" isn't just a philosophical statement. Some say it could describe recent federal IT developments.

Brand Niemann, the former senior enterprise architect and data scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency, contends the new shared-services strategy launched by Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra sounds a lot like a prior plan for service-oriented architecture.

Niemann joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the similarity between the two plans.

Niemann also compared the shared-services strategy and the older SOA plan in an article on AOLGovernment.

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