Jose & All, although I sense the same condition that Owen has identified, I don't support Owen's suggestion to restrict the group activities. We (GSA) for one haven't had much voice yet, but we'll make a useful contribution towards each of the activities as they shape up. Our representation of the FEA Reference Models in OWL-DL is a good place to start and there's more to come, ontologies, white papers, open source projects and an FEA run-time environment in RDF, etc ...
Based on my observations of the group so far, I'd also suggest W3C start thinking about getting some face-time with the CIO Council's Architecture and Infrastructure Committee (AIC) and Kshmendra Paul from OMB. This level of engagement should help shepherd the group's working activities to a more relevant outcome for the U.S. anyway. OMG has been working a pretty effective strategy with OMB over the past few years and I'd suggest W3C step up with an equivalent presence as a standards organization.
Who from W3C is local and can get plugged in ?
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From: "Owen Ambur" <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 09/15/2008 01:13PM
Subject: RE: canceling 17 Sept. call; next one on 1 Oct.
Jose, I'm beginning to get the sense the eGov IG may be foundering, perhaps
because the scope of the Group Outline may be too large.
My suggestion would be to include *only* those objectives for which at least
one person has indicated willingness and ability to complete the required
Regarding standards, I'd suggest that we start with the U.S. Federal
Enterprise Architecture (FEA) Technical Reference Model (TRM) and identify
W3C Recommendations as well as OASIS standards that are not in the TRM but
should be. See http://xml.gov/stratml/index.htm#FEAPMO &
http://www.w3.org/TR/ & http://www.oasis-open.org/specs/index.php
I would describe the intended result as a strategic plan for
interoperability, and if the IG decides to take on this task, I am more than
willing and able to:
a) assist in identifying standards missing from the TRM,
b) document the results in StratML format, and
c) on behalf of the IG, use the ET.gov site/process to propose inclusion of
the identified standards in the TRM.
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
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
On Behalf Of Jose M. Alonso
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 12:10 PM
Subject: canceling 17 Sept. call; next one on 1 Oct.
Given the number of regrets we got so far, including both of your
Chairs, we are sorry to announce the cancelation of the call scheduled
for next Wednesday, 17 Sept.
Next Group call should take place on 1 October.
We haven't heard many comments yet about the Group Outline and
Activity Plan we proposed a few days ago, and expect you to comment
about them in the mailing list.
We also request again topics for the Agenda that is evolving as usual
at  or for the F2F meeting that will take place 23-24 October. I've
just started a wiki page at . If you are planning to attend, please
register at .
Jose M. Alonso <email@example.com> W3C/CTIC
eGovernment Lead http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/