The SEI has supported service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementation through our approach for web service verification.
Our approach to SOA web service verification addressed the key concerns of
This approach aims to certify web services in order to assure they are not malicious to the SOA infrastructure and to accredit them in a vastly shorter period than is commonly done. It is based on industry standards, best practices, and our experience from working across many organizations, and it makes use of software tools for automation (as much as possible). This approach has been tested and implemented by the Army SOA Foundation and is being actively considered as a best practice by other DoD organizations. For more information, download our report with 65 recommendations on testing and verification in SOA environments.