Earlier posts have noted the near-term importance of the federal government to integrated document management and integration of open source software. A recent article by Darryl K. Taft of eWeek.com titled "GSA Modernizes With Open-Source Stack" indicates the lead role the General Services Administration will play, at least on the civilian side of the government. According to the article:
George Thomas, a chief architect at the General Services Administration, said the GSA is leading the effort to deliver an OSERA (Open Source eGov Reference Architecture) that will feature foundational technologies such as MDA (Model Driven Architecture), an ESB (enterprise service bus), an SOA (service-oriented architecture) and the Semantic Web, among other things.
OSERA deserves close tracking as the federal government implements these standards. GSA has set up a Web site on OSERA that is still awaiting content.