Framework for Justice Information Sharing: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) [September 28, 2004] [open pdf - 81KB]
"The purpose of this report is to describe the recommendation of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee (GAC) for the design and development of an information system architecture that will support both the operational requirements of justice agencies and the requirements for a national system for information sharing among the justice community. It is intended for the manager and policymaker who are responsible for providing the leadership, resources, and management of the justice community. Technologists are already addressing the questions of design, software, and hardware. The more important issues of how service-oriented architecture (SOA) will serve the business concerns of the justice community must still be confronted. Only the police, prosecutors, public defenders, judges, court managers, probation officers, corrections officers, and their cohorts in relevant fields, who are responsible for leading and managing their agencies, can resolve these issues. It is to them we commend this report."
U.S. Dept. of Justice: http://www.usdoj.gov/