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RE: Government and "web basics"

From: Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 18:07:18 -0400
To: <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
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While it is impossible for all of the agencies at all levels of government
to "talk around the same table," it would be good if each and every one of
them were to document their strategic goals and objectives in StratML format
so that: 

	a) they can more easily identify each other as potential performance
partners, and
	b) citizens can easily discover which agencies are pursuing goals
and objectives of interest to them, without having to know anything about
the structure of the bureaucracy.

Within the United States, organizations representing the interests of State
and local governments include:

  National (State) Governors Association (NGA) -
  National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) - http://www.ncsl.org/ 
  National Association of Counties (NACo) - http://www.naco.org/ 
  National League of Cities (NLC) - http://xml.gov/stratml/NLCStratPlan.xml 
  National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) -
  National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers

Owen Ambur
Co-Chair Emeritus, xmlCoP  
Co-Chair, AIIM StratML Committee
Member, AIIM iECM Committee 
Participant, W3C eGov IG
Membership Director, FIRM Board  
Former Project Manager, ET.gov 

-----Original Message-----
From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Jose M. Alonso
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 8:31 AM
To: Peter Krantz
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Government and "web basics"

El 03/10/2008, a las 9:25, Peter Krantz escribió:
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 12:38 AM, Webb, KerryA  
> <KerryA.Webb@act.gov.au> wrote:
>> One thing that many people (especially senior fellows in  
>> Institutions, Think
>> Tanks, Consultancy Corporations etc) ignore is that in some  
>> countries there
>> are at least three levels of government – national, state/province  
>> and
>> city/county.  So we continually see bogus league tables that show  
>> that
>> country A is ahead of country B in e-government, based solely on an  
>> analysis
>> of the "top" sites in country B's national government.
> I agree fully. In Sweden, around 70% of public spending is in the
> counties and they have the largest number of services that can be
> "electrified".
> The last european e-government accessibility benchmark i saw used 5
> (or so) sites from each country (websites from institutions they
> assumed would be present in each country, e.g. justice dept, central
> gvmt etc). And in Sweden 4 of those share the same website. No wonder
> benchmarking scores appear skewed sometimes.


Something we also learned at the first W3C egov Symposium last year. A  
participant from a Spanish City Council mentioned that in Spain, the  
City Councils are usually the first point of contact for citizens and  
she mentioned that different levels should be better integrated in  
order to take advantage of that.

I don't know if this is the case in other countries. I've found in  
many countries lack of dialogue and integration but also found many  
Advisory Groups in which all the levels are talking around the same  
table :)


> Regards,
> Peter Krantz
Received on Friday, 3 October 2008 22:08:13 UTC

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