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Re: egov sweet spots and pain points

From: Brian Gryth <briangryth@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 13:13:43 -0600
Message-ID: <AANLkTikJoNW43UVRQcDm6JTU1Z5wdItQX1snpKv-OH2T@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org, tlr@w3.org, karen@w3.org
Hello all,

First I apologize for missing that last few calls.  I've had some changes to
my commuting schedule that make attendance extremely difficult.  I do very
much appreciate the notes and discussion via the list.

Here are a list of pain points from a social media usage stand point:

1) Records managements (how it should be done and technologies that can
2) Terms of Service with private third party vendors.  (Not sure this is an
appropriate topic for this group);
3) Accessibility (both for disability compliance and a "digit divide"
4) Measurement and evulation methods;
5) Security;
6) Privacy (I believe Dick mention this as an general issue.  Privacy
compliance is practicularly difficult on an international level because of
multiple legal frameworks).

Here are pain points from a policy analyst point of view:

1) Data sharing and interoperability.  It is extremely difficult for
government agencies to share information accross agencies.  I know the
Colorado government is working on interoperability currently, see
http://bit.ly/aGupdi for information, but we still have a lot of work to do.
2) Legacy data and systems.  How do you deal with legacy information?

These are my thoughts.


On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:

> Minutes of yesterday's meeting [1] are up.  Clean them up on the wiki as
> you like.
> I was fairly happy with the discussion on the future of the group and
> what, aside from linked data stuff, we can and should do.  I noted a few
> bits:
>    Kevin Novak: Our sweet spot: people think government is different,
>         so even if this stuff (eg html5 info) is out there, people want
>         it in a govt context
>    Cory Casanave: our sweet spot is helping govts write the
>         requirements to their contractors
>    Daniel Bennett: our sweet spot is govts setting the standard
>         ontologies, eg time
> The conclusion of the discussion seemed to be that we should produce a
> list of egov pain points, each of which we might address with a 2-page
> document of Advice From W3C.  Chris Beer agreed to start a wiki page of
> these, but if some come to mind as you read this, I'm sure it'd be
> helpful to send mail them to the list (and we can distill them to the
> wiki later).
>     -- Sandro
> [1] http://www.w3.org/egov/IG/meeting/2010-05-12
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