U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Framework, Version 1.9.1

Date Published
November 2012
Global Standards Council
Publication Series
Publication Type
Reference Material

The Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Framework—is a conceptual framework for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that is based on an industry standard, the OASIS SOA Reference Model, which was developed by a committee of industry and government SOA experts, including some of the Global Infrastructure/Standards Working Group (GISWG) members who authored the GRA. The Framework defines a set of key concepts in a standard way, so that across the country, justice practitioners and their industry partners can adopt a consistent vocabulary for communicating about SOA. The framework also provides a jumping-off point for the rest of the broader reference architecture, by identifying areas where the community needs more thorough standards and guidelines.

Date Created: February 12, 2021