David Fletcher's Government and Technology Weblog : news & perspectives from a long-time egov advocate
Updated: 2/2/2004; 8:25:44 AM.



Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Government Technology magazine, one of my favorite reads, provides an update on Utah's One-Stop Business Registration service.  The January issue also has a follow-up article on Best of the Web (where Utah placed 1st) and Digial Legislatures (7th).

Federal Computer Week has overhauled its website to a very nice format for 2004 .

Verisign has been selected to support the Object Naming infrastructure for RFIDs.  This looks like a big deal.

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David Bisset responds to yesterday's post on emergency XML:

"In 2005, paramedics on the road will use Central via a TabletPC to take down patient information and 'blast' it to the upcoming hospital, insurance company, and law enforcement. BAM!"

Yes, that's the kind of thing that's envisioned.  Tim Cornia of the Utah Department of Public Safety identifies some of the accomplishments of 2003:

Defined data standards to facilitate data sharing. Working with the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) we have developed several standards and applications to better share information, including: Citation information to courts, allowing the electronic transmittal of citation data, reducing data entry labor and errors; Consolidating DUI and other disposition information from the courts to Driver License (DL) and Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) into one standard, receiving the information electronically, then sharing the information between the DL and BCI systems.

Defined common data standards for CAD and RMS. Defined standards to allow computer aided dispatch (CAD) systems to pass information from one system, reducing the time that an incident call can be transferred from one agency to anther. Also defined standards to allow criminal justice agencies to query other agencies record management systems (RMS). This will allow venders to build to a common interface, reducing costs, speeding deployment, and facilitating interoperability between disparate systems.

Again, we point to the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative as a model that can be followed in other areas.  We have used the global justice standards to a large degree, making local modifications when necessary.  This presentation gives you an idea where JXDM (Justice XML Data Model) is headed in the future.  If you have broadband and are looking for an introduction, be sure to check out the XML Data Model Overview.  The introduction is pretty elementary for geeks.  If you are questioning whether you are a geek, here's a geek test.

Yesterday, we met with Toby Brown of the Utah State Bar and Smart Utah to discuss funding and support for a new RSS project that would support publishing a wide variety of content to the web.  Toby is on the national legal XML steering committee.

I'm anxiously waiting for more to happen with the OASIS e-Government TC.  I guess I better not hold my breath.

Al Bonnyman is back to his prolific self and points to an article in the Public Power Journal on UTOPIA.  Digital Reykjavik now supports a blog focused mainly on public broadband networks.

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