OASIS e-Government TC


  1. What are the prime purposes of the OASIS e-Government TC?

    • To provide a forum for governments internationally to voice their needs and requirements with respect to XML-based standards;
    • To provide a mechanism for the creation of good practice documents relative to the adoption of OASIS specifications/standards and other related standards within Governments internationally;
    • To promote the adoption of OASIS specifications/standards within Governments. This could include the creation of implementation-oriented pilot projects, involving software vendors and participating government agencies, to demonstrate the use of OASIS specifications/standards;
    • To work with other OASIS channels and other international standards bodies' channels (e.g. XML.org for schema registry and/or information portal), acting as a clearinghouse for 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.

  2. What will this TC deliver?

    • The identification of new standards required to support e-government and the organization of development plans.
    • Coordinated input from Governments to the development of emerging standards (e.g. ebMXL, Web Services).
    • The channel and process for Governments to press for all relevant bodies to co-ordinate their activities
    • Coordinated input from EU countries to deliver aspects of the eEurope 2005 plan.

  3. Who will benefit from this work and how?

    • Governments that plan to deliver electronic services to citizens and businesses using Internet technology.
    • Governments who are planning to develop inter-agency and/or inter-government transactions
    • Governments that are seeking to promote the interoperability of current and future computer systems.
    • Coordinated input from Governments to the development of emerging standards (e.g. ebMXL, Web Services) will ensure the standards are not just developed for the benefit of the private sector
    • The suppliers of government computer systems 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.

  4. How does this work compare with related efforts at other standards organizations?

    The work of the OASIS e-Government TC is unique in its field and does not overlap with any efforts by other organizations.