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From: Novak, Kevin <KevinNovak@aia.org>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 21:04:43 -0400
Message-ID: <7D3AB086C3D86347AE8225DE8190296B04A02B49@AIA-NT1.aia.org>
To: "eGov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>


First, thank you for all your input. 


 I went through your input and reviewed the ideas already submitted and
chose to go with a general statement about web standards. I wanted to
not be duplicative with ideas already posted. 


I hope this general statement meets with consensus among the IG. Please
let me know if you feel otherwise.


If you have a chance, please go vote, here is the direct link: 


Here is the text: (note that the idea was numbered "1000". I hope that
brings continued luck to us all). 


Ensuring Availability and Accessibility of Government Data and

kevinnovak <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/pmd/5711-4049>  a few
seconds ago

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The Federal Government has the unprecedented opportunity to open the
doors of government to its people through the web. Today, data and
information seem to be what the citizens of the United States want more
of. Many types of information may be requested, desired, or needed by
various audiences that interact with government. Therefore, it is
difficult to address the question of how and what data should be made
available. Time will answer this question through experimentation and
the fulfillment of needs that citizens may not know they had.
In order for the government to be successful, it must interact and reach
out to the web and technical communities, to gain insight and
understanding to the variety of web and technical standards that are
currently available and those coming in the future. Incorporating web
and technical standards into the government's work and efforts will
allow many purposes to be served. Citizens wanting to manipulate data,
can gain access to data files; Citizens wanting to access data via a
government provided website/application will be able to do so; Citizens
wanting to find the data and information via commercial search engines
will be able to do so given adoption of semantic and metadata standards,
the data and information will be discoverable; Citizens accessing the
government data via mobile devices or other multi-channel opportunities,
will be able to retrieve information, data, or services from anywhere,
and those who have a disability will be able to use tools and
technologies to access web based information and pages. Lets start with
the web and technical base needed and specifically adopting proven web
and technology standards across all agencies to ensure the government
has the ability to meet today's and tomorrow's needs of the citizens.
>From the W3C EGOV IG: http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/wiki/Main_Page 

Why Is This Idea Important?

Web and technical standards, as tools and proven via best practices, if
used, will provide the government with normalized and flexible
infrastructure at all levels of technical architecture. The adoption of
web standards across all agencies of government will ensure that not
only today's needs and demands are met but also those of the future. As
mentioned previously, today many citizens may not know what types of
data or information they want, only after some experimentation and
sharing occurs on the part of the Federal Government will the Government
and many others begin to realize what is needed, why it is needed, and
why it is important. Lets start with the base, the tools, and the
technologies to build the promise of the future. Lets ensure data can be
linked, discoverable, accessible, and available...

Idea # 1000Making Data More Accessible
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/ideafactory.do?discussionID=2236> , 
web standards
andards> , open standards
tandards> , data
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/ideafactory.do?mode=tag&tag=data> , 
ility> , availability
lity> , w3c



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