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1 Copyright OASIS, 2001 OASIS e-Government Technical Committee John Borras Director Technology Policy Director OASIS Office of e-Envoy Cabinet Office UK Government April 2004


3 Copyright OASIS, 2001 Mission OASIS drives the development, convergence & adoption of e-business standards.

4 Copyright OASIS, 2001 Overview OASIS is a member consortium dedicated to building systems interoperability specifications Members of OASIS are providers, users and specialists of standards-based technologies – Include organisations, individuals, industry groups and governments – More than 500 members International, Not-for-profit, Open, Independent Successful through industry and government wide collaboration

5 Copyright OASIS, 2001 OASIS Value Ten years demonstrated success Neutral and independent Technical and procedural competence Worldwide visibility and outreach Close coordination with peer standards organisations on a global level

6 Copyright OASIS, 2001 OASIS technical agenda  The OASIS technical agenda is set by the members; bottom-up approach  Technical committees formed by the proposal of members  Attempt to cooperate and liaise with other standards organisations as much as possible

7 Copyright OASIS, 2001 OASIS standards process  Standards are created under an open, democratic, vendor-neutral process – Any interested parties may participate, comment – No one organisation can dictate the standard – Ensures that standards meet everyone’s needs, not just largest players’  Open to all interested parties  All discussion open to public comment  Resulting work is guaranteed to be representative of OASIS as a whole, not just any one vendor’s view

8 Copyright OASIS, 2001 Progression of OASIS technical work 1.Any three OASIS members propose creation of a technical committee (TC) 2.TC conducts and completes technical work; open and publicly viewable 3.TC votes to approve work as an Committee Draft 4.Draft tested in at least 3 pilots 5.OASIS membership reviews, approves the Draft as an OASIS Standard

9 Copyright OASIS, 2001 e-Government Technical Committee Overview & Progress

10 Copyright OASIS, 2001 History Formed Sept 2002 – Founding members: OeE, Republica Finland, US GSA, SAP, Web Methods Inaugural Meeting Dec 2002 Chair: UK Office of E-Envoy Regular meetings and workshops – Teleconference and face-to-face – Next sessions here tomorrow and Wednesday

11 Copyright OASIS, 2001 Committee Membership Approx 150 to date Governments – UK, USA, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Australia ICT suppliers – small and large Members of other OASIS TCs and other Standards Bodies Many others

12 Copyright OASIS, 2001 Committee Charter provide a forum for governments internationally to voice their needs and requirements with respect to XML-based standards provide a mechanism for the creation of best practice documents relative to the adoption of OASIS specifications/standards and other related standards within Governments internationally promote the adoption of OASIS specifications/standards within Governments which could include the creation of implementation- oriented pilot projects to involve software vendors and participating government agencies to demonstrate the use of OASIS specifications/standards work with other OASIS channels and other international standards bodies’ channels (e.g. for schema registry and/or information portal), to act as a clearinghouse of information related to applicable specifications/standards as well as activities and projects being conducted by Governments in the adoption of XML-based systems and standards

13 Copyright OASIS, 2001 Deliverables  Recommended standards for delivery of e-Government Services  Either existing standards, or enhancements of existing ones, or new ones,  Best Practice, Case Studies  Pilots  Specifications for support tools

14 Copyright OASIS, 2001 e-Government – Business Drivers When people interact with government they want to do so on their own terms. They want high quality services which are accessible, convenient and secure. They do not want to understand how government is organised, or to know which department or agency does what, or whether a function is exercised by central or local government. Governments worldwide, are now developing and implementing strategies to – deliver services on-line to citizens and businesses – support the modernisation of government – automate the exchange of data between governments

15 Copyright OASIS, 2001 e-Government – Technical Drivers Real opportunity is to use information technology to help create fundamental improvement in the efficiency, convenience and quality of service. Offer more convenient access to services and transform how governments organise mainstream delivery. Requires technical policies and specifications for achieving interoperability and information systems coherence across the public sector. The main thrust nowadays by governments is to adopt the Internet and World Wide Web specifications for all their systems, and to adopt XML and XSL as the core standards for data integration and the presentation of data.

16 Copyright OASIS, 2001 Local Authorities Departmental Systems Other Public sector Systems Channels Infrastructure Citizen & Businesses Government Systems GSI Government Gateway Private Sector Portals Government portal Local Authority Portals Multiple Access Channels DTVMobileCall CentrePC Users e-Government Standards UK Service Delivery Infrastructure

17 Copyright OASIS, 2001 e-Government : benefits of using Open Standards More choice of products and suppliers Less dependency on a single supplier Avoid proprietary lock-in Stability or reduction in costs Accommodate future changes more easily

18 Copyright OASIS, 2001 e-Government TC : Who will benefit? Governments planning to deliver electronic services using Internet technology. Governments planning to develop inter-agency and/or inter-government transactions. Governments seeking to ensure the interoperability of current and future computer systems. Governments ensuring the standards are not just developed for the benefit of the private sector. ICT suppliers to government should be able to contain their development costs because of standardization. Citizens and businesses will benefit from a more coherent delivery of government services both within and across national boundaries.

19 Copyright OASIS, 2001 e-Government : Why use XML? Widely accepted open standard Ability to support disparate systems Text based Easy to understand and implement Extensible International Common core but allows local customisation / extension

20 Copyright OASIS, 2001 Committee’s Projects (1) Search Service Interoperability - Committee Draft agreed ebXML Messaging within Government - requirements document produced Harmonising Taxonomies - work in progress eprXML/BCM development - work in progress Content/Component Management - work in progress

21 Copyright OASIS, 2001 Committee’s Projects (2) Interoperability of ebXML Registries - Proof of Concept being established Workflow standards - new project being established Records Management - new project being established Semantic Interoperability – Business Implementation Guidelines – new project being established

22 Copyright OASIS, 2001 Thank you for your attention Any Questions? Tel no. +44 (0)20 7276 3101

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