Online Forum: November 11, 2009 :: 16:00 - 18:00 GMT
Standardization and eGovernment

Standardization and eGovernment

Welcome!

This non-technical policy forum will focus on three questions:
1)  What role should ICT standards play in eGov strategies?
2)  What is the best way to promote interoperability, security, integrity and quality?
3)  How can eGov strategies contribute to the development of new and innovative public services?

First of all, I invite comments on the following submissions to the right.

Also, some background material can be found here:
Interoperability and eGovernmentin Europe (EIF)
A brief introduction to eGovernment policy in the USA

With this said, I would like to open this forum and invite you to join the discussion!

Mattias Ganslandt

recent ARTICLES

Standardization and eGovernment

Posted By Talkstandards on November 11th, 2009

Talkstandards.com had an Open Forum on eGovernment and ICT standardization yesterday. The discussion focused on eGov policies and how eGov strategies...

eGovernment Interoperability Frameworks: A Survey of the Past Ten Years

Posted By Steve Mutkoski on November 11th, 2009

With the understanding that well-connected government can enhance efficient and effective delivery of services to citizens Governments around the world...

Lost Conversations, Lost Decisions, Lost History…

Posted By Oliver Bell on November 11th, 2009

There is no debate that standards have always played an important role in the design and delivery of eGovernment systems, since the mid-1990s we have b...

A Perspective on eGovernment From the Far North

Posted By Mattias Ganslandt on November 11th, 2009

As holder of the rotating presidency of the European Union, Sweden next week hosts a high-level ministerial meeting devoted to the future policies re...

Open Government and its Implications for Standards

Posted By Ajit Jaokar on November 11th, 2009

Along with Open source and Open standards, we now have a new phrase; i.e. Open Government. What does Open Government imply for standards? Let’s...

Unstable Standards, Please!

Posted By Tore Hoel on November 11th, 2009

My field is learning technology standardisation. And I would not be a standards man if I did not have an acronym for it. We call it LET standardisation...

Organizational Interoperability is Key to a Successful eGovernment Strategy

Posted By Stacy Baird on November 11th, 2009

Technical standards will invariably be articulated in an eGovernment strategy; but typically such standards won’t impede a government’s successful ...

Interoperability and eGovernment in Europe (EIF 2.0)

Posted By Mattias Ganslandt on November 11th, 2009

Interoperability between ICT systems in the public sector is an important policy objective for the European Union. It is regarded an important means to...

A brief introduction to eGovernment policy in the USA

Posted By Mattias Ganslandt on November 11th, 2009

In 2002 the US Senate approved the eGovernment Act. A special Committee was assigned to work out the most feasible and efficient solutions to improve...
recent COMMENTS
  • "It’s possible that the technically-focused approach contributed a whole lot less to improvements in eGovernment interoperability over the last decade …

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  • Thanks SteveI see some parallels with Semantic Interoperability and 'federated Identity'(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_identity) ex: from wikipedia - For example, a traveler could …

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  • Mattias and Ajit-No doubt about it, semantic interoperability presents some huge challenges. My point was not that governments could …

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  • Steve,Good post and also very insightful comment .. I totally agree on the concept of 'moving up the stack' and …

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  • Steve, I agree that evolution of eGov services require more than technical interoperability. Semantic interoperability presents a particular challenge. This …

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  • NiklasThanks for the post and the interesting questions. I’m having some challenges posting so bear with me if this …

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  • Steve: great piece of research. It validates something I've become increasingly concerned about - the fact that government after …

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