Posts Tagged: standards

What 2016 Has In Store for Cloud Service Level Agreements

Whether you’re a stickler for standards or not, the U.S. federal cloud computing market is better off because of them. Thanks to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), there are now baseline requirements for securing cloud products and services in use governmentwide. But the work doesn’t end after an agency finds a FedRAMP-compliant vendor…. Read more »

Data Transparency Needs Data Strategy!

One of the best things I’ve read recently is Grant Vergottini’s Imagining Government Data in the 21st Century where he lists and then explains seven characteristics of “data transparency”: The data must be available. The data must be provided in such a way that it is accessible and understandable by the widest possible audience. The… Read more »

Esri Is Platinum Sponsor of 2014 IJIS Institute National Symposium

IJIS Institute event will focus on Information sharing and safeguarding national standards Ashburn, VA (November 6, 2013). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission‐critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is pleased to announce that geographic information systems (GIS) industry leader Esri will be the Platinum Sponsor of the Institute’s signature… Read more »

IJIS Institute Launches New Corrections Technology Forum

Forum explores corrections information sharing and standards Ashburn, VA (October 22, 2013). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission‐critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—recently convened its first Corrections Technology Forum at the Crystal Gateway Marriot in Arlington, Virginia. Attending the inaugural Corrections Technology Forum were nearly 100 executives from… Read more »

Democratizing Softwares: Bristol City Council’s Open Source Strategy Success Story

Last week I wrote about how “What Open Source & Open Standards means to Government and citizens” in response to the open standards consultation that is currently running until the end of April 2012. This time I’m going to bring to you one of those rare but truly inspiring case studies for open source in… Read more »

Announcing the Open Gov Summit 2012

Open source is answering the call at government agencies at all levels as they look for opportunities to carve out costs and improve security, transparency, public participation and collaboration. Why? Open source is stable, trustworthy, and secure, and its solutions are being used across government agencies to create efficiencies, eliminate vendor lock-in, meet mission-critical IT… Read more »

Make Conversations Possible: What Open Standards and Open Source means to government and citizens

Over the past week, we have been inundated with articles surfacing in response to the UK government’s first open standards roundtable discussion hosted by the Cabinet Office that was held on the 4th of April. It was described as “a resounding call to scrap the government’s policy on open standards“, as Mark Ballard from Computer… Read more »

New Article on Performance Management/Writing Standards

Check out the following article I wrote on the above topic on www.OhMyGOv.com: Improving Government Performance – Part Four Writing employee performance standards… By Stewart Liff Mar 15 2012, 05:42 AM In my last column, I talked about how to establish performance metrics. Today I am going to discuss one of the most difficult aspects… Read more »