(ANN) Transformational Government Framework (TGF) Primer V1.0 Committee Note published

OASIS Members,

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of an OASIS Committee Note by the members of the OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC:

Transformational Government Framework Primer Version 1.0
Committee Note 01
11 January 2012


This Primer is intended to serve as an introduction to and detailed overview of the "Transformational Government Framework" (TGF) - a practical "how to" standard for the design and implementation of an effective program of technology-enabled change at national, state or local government level.

It also covers the Framework's rationale, purpose, scope, and intended use.

The Framework is a managed process of ICT-enabled change in the public sector, which puts the needs of citizens and businesses at the heart of that process and which achieves significant and transformational impacts on the efficiency and effectiveness of government.

The Primer is in three main parts:
- Part I, including an Introduction and Overview, sets out the context in which the TGF has been produced, its purpose, and the principal users at whom the Framework is aimed.
- Part II describes the Transformational Government Framework itself, including the conformance criteria by which users of the Framework may determine if they are conformant.
- Part III provides a set of Guidance Notes providing further information to users of the TGF on how they can implement it in practice.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

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Editable Source:

This note is related to:
- Transformational Government Framework (TGF) Pattern Language Core Patterns Version 1.0. http://docs.oasis-open.org/tgf/TGF-PL-Core/v1.0/cs01/TGF-PL-Core-v1.0-cs...

Distribution ZIP files
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Members of the OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC [1] requested a Special Majority Vote to approve this Committee Note. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve at Committee Note level passed [3], and the approved CN01 is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC

[2] Public review
30-day public review, 28 September 2011: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201109/msg00009.html
15-day public review, 26 November 2011: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201111/msg00013.html

[3] Ballot to approve Committee Note

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Transformational Government Framework
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