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opposite spin on govt adoption of xml

From: Deborah McGuinness <dlm@KSL.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 13:29:04 -0700
Message-ID: <3CB34F10.2B1C6204@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
since i sent one of these, i am sending the opposing view that was just
circulated.
i will not send another one  but wanted to balance the last one.

      April 5, 2002

      GAO urges government to adopt XML programming language

      From National Journal's Technology Daily

      The General Accounting Office on Friday recommended that the
director of the Office
      of Management and Budget, in concert with the Federal CIO Council
and National
      Institute for Standards and Technology, take steps to expedite the
federal government's
      adoption of Extensible Markup Language (XML).

      XML is a flexible, nonproprietary set of standards designed to
facilitate the exchange of
      information between disparate computer systems.

      Requested by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., the report,
"Electronic Government:
      Challenges to Effective Adoption of the Extensible Markup
Language," (GAO-02-327)
      assessed the overall development of XML standards to determine if
they are ready for
      government-wide use.

      The report also pinpointed challenges faced by the federal
government in optimizing
      XML to promote information sharing and system interoperability.
The report calls for
      private-sector input on the implementation and development of a
plan for expanding the
      CIO Council's XML efforts into a government-wide resource.





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