XML Working Group Strategic Planning Session

What: Session to develop cohesive federal strategic plan for XML implementation

When: 16 November 2001

Where: Logistics Management Institute, 2001 Corporate Ridge, McLean, Va 22102


The Federal CIO Council’s Enterprise Interoperability and Emerging Information Technology Committee has formed an XML Working Group.  The Charter of this group includes the following four focus areas:
The XML Working group has established a federal XML web page (http://xml.gov/) and conducts monthly meetings to address XML areas of interest.  Under Objective 2.2, Initiative 3, of the CIO Council's Strategic Plan, the XML Working Group is also charged with developing an online information resource (at xml.gov) defining and documenting an evolving strategy and a set of tasks for the effective and well-coordinated usage of Extensible Markup Language (XML) to support governmental functions.


To meet the challenge of developing an XML strategic plan, the XML Working Group will hold a one-day planning meeting on 16 November.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the relevant issues that must be addressed to meet the challenge of Objective 2.2, Initiative 3.  At the end of this meeting we expect to have defined an agreed upon list of key issues for XML implementation in the federal government, an outline for our strategic plan, and a list of tasks and action items to complete the plan.  Key issues to be addressed include:
Who should attend:

Each Federal Agency is encouraged to identify a single XML lead for attendance who can speak on behalf of the agency and function as the liaison with the XML working group as the plan moves forward.

Welcome and Introductions
Owen Ambur & Marion Royal
Co-Chairs, Federal XML Working Group
Meeting the XML Interoperability Challenge
Mary Mitchell, Program Executive
Office of Electronic Government
Forming the Strategy Discussion
Mark Crawford, LMI
Agreement on Key Issues
3:30 Action Items and Next Steps
4:00 Adjourn