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“By improving net-centric operations and decreasing the demand for hard-wired interfaces, the SOA approach accommodates the DoD environment,”
As SOA continues to become increasingly integral to the DoD’s enterprise IT infrastructure, it is likely to open up more innovative ways for IT service delivery. SOA will also eliminate incompatibility issues with commercial-off-
“To prevent non-interoperability of COTS technology, the DoD has to continue the push towards more compatible open-source software and operating system implementation to maximize operational efficiency within the network,” explains Harris. “Therefore, the communication barrier would be minimized and interoperability would increase throughout the forecast period.”
However, considering an anticipated decrease in the DoD’s spending on IT programs from 2010, defense contractors have to place themselves in strategic positions to bid for contracts. The smaller defense contractors should collaborate with the market majors to increase visibility and offer pertinent products and services. The increased demand for cyber security is also expected to impart greater stability to the market.
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U.S. DoD Enterprise IT Market
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