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There is a strong need and business case for standardization of technologies and requirements used to

design, build, and implement solutions for the 24 Presidential Priority E-Gov initiatives. Without

standardization and the recommendation of technologies, agencies risk building and deploying solutions

that use proprietary technologies, are not aligned to the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and isolate

themselves from other initiatives and cross-agency business functions. To mitigate these risks, the FEAProgram

Management Office (PMO) created a Component-Based Architecture that defines a set of

recommendations that should be considered when selecting the tools, technologies, and industrystandards

that will be used to build the 24 Presidential Priority E-Gov initiatives and subsequent business

solutions. A multi-disciplinary and cross-functional working group of initiative representatives is

necessary to assist with the coordination and implementation of the Component-Based Architecture.


Under the direction of the FEA-PMO, the SAWG was created to help agencies and the 24 Presidential

Priority E-Gov initiatives achieve success in areas of system architecture, technology selection, and the

adoption of industry-driven standards (i.e., XML, Web Services, J2EE, .NET) that can be leveraged on a

governmentwide scale. The SAWG will also support FEA efforts, and help integrate the 24 Presidential

Priority E-Gov initiatives with e-authentication. The SAWG is supported by Federal personnel across a

multitude of agencies. Specifically, the SAWG:

 Provides E-Gov initiative teams with solution architects who will assist in defining initiative

blueprints and validate system architectures to support the planning and implementation of the

24 Presidential Priority E-Gov initiatives.

 Establishes linkages between relevant governmentwide entities (i.e., CIO Council, XML Working

Group) to ensure that standards, best practices, and lessons learned are leveraged across the

entire government.

 Selects, recommends, and assists in the deployment of technologies that are proven, stable,

interoperable, portable, secure, and scalable.

 Facilitates the migration and transition of E-Gov initiatives from legacy and "inward-driven"

architectures, to architectures that embrace component-driven methodologies and technology





Solution Architecture Working Group (SAWG)

Draft v1.0 7/17/2002


 Identifies and quickly capitalizes on opportunities to leverage, share, and reuse technologies to

support common business requirements, activities, and operations across the Federal


 Champions the creation and propagation of intellectual capital (IC) that can assist in EGovernment



The SAWG has defined several key objectives to help agencies leverage the skills and capabilities of the

working group. These include (but are not limited to):

1. Generation and Distribution of IC. Generate IC on an on-going basis and maintain it within a

collaboration/knowledge management



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