Federal Info Standards Under Review

A federal interagency committee on government information has drafted "Requirements for Enabling the Identification, Categorization, and Consistent Retrieval of Government Information." This document, dated August 5, 2004, from The Categorization of Government Information (CGI) Working Group has insights of value for those in government engaged in making information more accessible through portals and search engines.

The group "seeks to improve the methods by which Government information, including information on the Internet, is organized, preserved, and made accessible to the public, as required under the E-Government Act of 2002, Section 207, Accessibility, Usability, and Preservation of Government Information."

This group, working under the U.S. Federal Interagency Committee on Government Information, has also drafted a "Recommendation for Search Interoperability." The recommendations focus on "how the U.S. Federal Government should adopt a search service standard to enhance interoperability among networked systems that aid in the discovery of and access to government information." Comments on the document can be sent until September 27, 2004 to its editor, Eliot Christian, U.S. Geological Survey.

Eliot, as many readers may know, was instrumental in founding the U.S. State Government Information Locator Services working group. gilsUtah has been a participating member since 1999.

Source: beSpacific (September 2, 2004)

Posted by Ray Matthews on September 03, 2004 at 09:19 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | Send this story to a friend!
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