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.
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.
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.
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.