OASIS eGov Member Section announcements:
From Jan McConchie, Director eGovernment, Government Services Group, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia:
"The government of South Australia has deployed key elements of the OASIS Transformational Government Framework (TGF) in helping to shape and deliver our strategy for citizen-centric service transformation.
From John Worne, Director Corporate HQ, British Council:
The eGov MS Steering Committee has agreed a new work programme for 2012/2013. The associated action plan reflects the limited resources available but does identify the key areas where the committee intends to focus its efforts.
If any member wants to get involved in any of the work items, or wants to suggest additonal areas of work, will they please get in touch with the StC chair John Borras (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congratulations to Kenneth Dagg of the Government of Canada, Mohammed Kammachi of the Belgium Ministry of Finance, Peter Brown, and Gershon Janssen. They have been elected to serve on the OASIS eGov Steering Committee until April 2014.
Five seats on the OASIS eGov Member Section (MS) Steering Committee are up for election. Three seats, two seats serving two year terms and one seat serving a one year term, are to be filled by current or past employees of governmental or public administration entities that are OASIS AGA members and two seats will be filled by any member of the Member Section. All eGov MS participants are invited to nominate qualified candidates and/or serve on the Steering Committee. If you aren't currently active in the eGov Member Section, now is a great time to join.
The Transformational Government Framework Technical Committee has recently approved two new documents - the TGF Core Pattern Language Committee Specification and the TGF Primer Committee Note. See the TC Homepage ( http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=tgf ) for access to both documents and their plans for further work.
The report on the International Cloud Syposium 2011 which was recently held in the UK is now available - see attached.
OASIS issued a press release on the upcoming International Cloud Symposium with links to the programme and confirmed list of speakers. Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are available. This event is co-hosted by the OASIS eGov and IDtrust Member Sections.
"The Intersection of Policies, Standards, & Best Practices for Robust Trusted Public Sector Cloud Deployments" is the theme of this first annual event, which will be held 10-14 Oct at the historic Ditton Manor outside London. The interactive format will allow professionals from public, private and academic sectors to share experiences on cloud adoption challenges and barriers. The newest developments in successful cloud computing implementations will also be featured.
Host by the OASIS eGov Member Section, this breakfast seminar and networking event provides members with an opportunity to help identify
what OASIS, as an organization together with its TCs, can do to ensure that open standards continue to play an important role and that our
standards can be legitimately referenced and used in EU public policy and service delivery in the future.
All are welcome to attend to debate theses and other issues of common concern with representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament and other governmental agencies.