Tuesday Sep 02, 2014

US Regional, Metropolitan Area Public Sector "Open Data" Synergies, Opportunities, Challenges

Current dialogue among the leadership and constituents of the Federal, Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) regional “Open Data” government community have shed new light on the challenges and opportunities that individual jurisdictions face (not just around DC), in establishing Open Data capabilities and services – both public-facing, and as part of the inward-facing “information sharing” context within their own agencies.  Open Data is also a very different conversation, when held at a purely local level, vs. statewide or across an entire metropolitan region.[Read More]

Tuesday Mar 25, 2014

Public Sector Open Data via Information Sharing and Enterprise Architecture

Recent government policies and public demand for open data is rapidly exposing both opportunities and challenges within government information-sharing environments, behind the firewall - in turn a fantastic opportunity and challenge for the Enterprise Architects and Data Management organizations.


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Monday Apr 08, 2013

Launching an Enterprise Architecture Program within State, Local, Municipal Organizations

When launching a formal EA program, Government organizations often begin by socializing the overall benefits of EA and developing an EA Charter and Plan.  However, while both of these are valuable, they are more useful as part of after-the-fact documentation and communication plans.  Having worked with a broad spectrum of state, local and municipal government organizations across the US and Canada, our team, Oracle's Public Sector Enterprise Strategy Team (EST), has found that the first and primary focus in launching an EA program should be on how to meaningfully engage top business leaders and other stakeholders to discover their needs, identify what would bring the most value to the organization, and obtain their buy-in and support for EA as a key enabler in helping the organization achieve its mission objectives. 

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