It sounds like the agency has been pretty aggressive in it’s application of the concept:

The emerging technology has already attracted some large users, such as the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the lead intelligence operation of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Bob Gourley, chief technology officer at the DIA until six months ago, when he joined consulting firm Crucial Point LLC, said the agency uses JackBe Presto to gather data from different internal systems and geographically display it to analysts. The tool has helped the agency slash the development time normally needed to link such data sources.

Gourley noted that the DIA is also looking to take advantage of the tool’s gradual increase in support for SOA. Mashup tools are starting to provide what he called “the last mile of the SOA” — or the ability to mash data from disparate sources.



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