ET.gov Project Planning Meeting
August 18, 2004
immediate, intermediate, end, and indirect outcomes
to achieve those outcomes
deliverable(s) & timeline
of agency chief information officers (CIOs) to
respond effectively to myriad vendors and other proponents of technology
components -- particularly those which are new, innovative, and perhaps
untested and unproven in practical application.
- Easy discovery of ET components of interest to users via browsable & searchable metadata
- Hypertext links to additional information about such
- An expanding and changing set of proposed ET components for
potential, technical assessment
- A process for the technical assessment of ET components that
is sustainable and self-supporting
- A process whereby the entire life-cycle of ET components can
be efficiently and effectively managed on a governmentwide
- Well-coordinated acquisition, implementation, and use of
logically separable technology components for potential “governmentwise” usage
Through the application of open,
reusable, standards-compliant, Web-based, XML-enabled service components,
communities of practice (CoP) will be enabled to more
easily identify themselves for collaboration around proposed ET components.
Deliverables & Timeline:
XSD for Stage 1, Identification
small number of elements
site, comprised of
- eForm enabling the creation of valid XML instance
Searchable/browsable index of selected elements of those
documents, wherever they may be posted on the Web
- eGov Business Gateway
Advisory Council (IAC)?
Technology Association of America
for Excellence in Government (CEG)?
(subject to availability of resources)
ET.gov site/Stage 1 at XML 2004 conference?
- Browsable, sortable,
searchable indices of selected elements
tabulations of numeric values
of Lead Stewards
4, Technical Maturation*
criteria for priority consideration of ET components by Components S/C?
concept of reusable XML components widely distributed and openly
available on the Web
XML instance documents
elements of metadata embedded
of discovery, assessment, and use via specialized indices
indexing of valid XML instance documents
association, or CoP determines “validity”
Roles & Responsibilities:
Ambur, Co-Chair, XML Community of Practice (xmlCoP)
Cushing, Booz Allen Hamilton (?)
- IAC Partnership
- Joe Brophy, StoneWater Systems
- Kristina Olanders,
Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)?
of Homeland Security (DHS)?
of funding, EVM, etc.
*The end outcome as far as the role of the ET S/C is
concerned is a determination of the technical
viability of proposed ET components. At
that point, the responsibility for further consideration of the practicality
and economic feasibility of each component would pass to: a) individual
agencies, b) groups of agencies as CoPs, and c) the
Components Subcommittee with respect to components that are candidates for use
by many agencies or Governmentwide.