HOUSTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced an initiative to collaborate on service oriented architecture (SOA) interoperability standards for the energy market.
HOUSTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced an initiative to collaborate on service oriented architecture (SOA) interoperability standards for the energy market.
Its enterprise information management practice is engaged with a number of energy companies working on SOA projects. Through these engagements, SAIC and its associates, representing several major oil and gas producers and public utility companies, have recognized the opportunity to develop a set of interoperability standards that can be applied consistently across the industry.
These standards will benefit the industry in many ways. For example, they will enable operators and oilfield services companies to collaborate on hydrocarbon development and production projects. For utility companies, standards will enable interoperability and integration of systems supporting the high-data volume requirements of industry initiatives such as advance metering infrastructure and automated demand response solutions.
Several industry leaders have already indicated a desire to collaborate with SAIC in the development of SOA interoperability standards. SAIC is now approaching others for participation in this effort. The consensus of these thought leaders will drive the rapid development, publication and adoption of this suite of common standards.
"SAIC brings its experience in program management and standards development to this effort and has designed this program to be a fast-cycling development project that will utilize existing technology standards and practices," said Doug Charles, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "The initiative aims to publish an agreed set of standards by the end of second quarter 2008. SAIC will draw upon its experience with several industry standards groups to develop the enterprise/industry roadmap and produce a well-documented suite of actionable standards."
SAIC has set up a collaboration site where the interoperability standards are published and where you can register to participate. For further information visit www.saic.com/energy/web-service-interoperability.asp.
SAIC is a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions to all branches of the U.S. military, agencies of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. Government civil agencies, as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. With approximately 44,000 employees in more than 150 cities worldwide, SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical challenges requiring innovative solutions for customers' mission-critical functions. SAIC had annual revenues of $8.3 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2007.
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