We have previously blogged about government agencies needing to share information. The 300+ plus federal agencies each have their own records management program, all with varying degrees of maturity. Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist for Records Services, has a podcast up that is recommended listening. A multi-agency Records Management Service initiative, under the leadership of the National Archives and Records Administration, is in place to develop an approach to move to SOA. I am skeptical on getting 300+ agencies to agree and conform, but it's an undertaking that is way overdue nonetheless.