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Subject: GovCloud Reference Model

Hi folks

The other main dimension I would propose for inclusion is a GovCloud
Reference Model, meaning:

1. A taxonomy of eGov services that can be used to build a service map
that is transposed on to service catalogues (like the UK`s Cloudstore),
acting as an enabler of Apps Store programs etc.

So this could be:

- Municipal
-- Garbage collection
- Federal
-- Welfare support


2. Shared information model - (This would prompt liaison with folks like
the TMF)

This is described in one of the UK's G-Cloud documents:

on page 22:

"8.3. Data abstraction, sharing and interoperability
There are cases where the data should be considered in isolation from the
application, and where it is highly desirable for the data to be
abstracted from the application. For example, record sets containing
citizen data are likely to have common components, and it is recommended
that wherever possible common data models (data schemas) are developed and
used. This would have three advantages:
Abstraction: Allow data to be divorced from applications, thus preventing
software vendor or SaaS provider lock-in.
Interoperability: Allow for data sets to be operated on and utilised by
more than one application, enabling greater innovation and flexibility.
Sharing: Facilitate the exposure of existing isolated data sets to the
G-Cloud where they could be aggregated and re-distributed via a data
distribution services, as suggested in figure 3.
For example, some individual police forces have their own data
repositories which are not inherently interoperable.
By developing a standard data schema and common data model for police
records, those data sets could be pooled and accessed via a standardised
data distribution service. This would result in greatly enhanced public
services by allowing better sharing of data between police forces, and
potentially other government organisations, without having to create one
large central data store.
There are a number of existing examples of common data models being
successfully deployed, resulting in reduced costs and enhanced service
Telecommunications sector and the Shared Information Model (SID).
NATO and JC3.
Banking system and SWIFT.
Insurance sector and ACCORD."

Neil McEvoy
Founder and President
Level 5 Consulting Group

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