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Subject: Transformational Government Framework Version 2.0 Committee Specification 01 published

OASIS Members,

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of a new Committee Specification by the members of the Transformational Government Framework (TGF) TC:

Transformational Government Framework Version 2.0
Committee Specification 01
01 May 2014


The Transformational Government Framework (TGF) is a practical “how to” standard for the design and implementation of an effective program of technology-enabled change at national, state or local government level. It describes a managed process of ICT-enabled change within the public sector and in its relationships with the private and voluntary sectors, which puts the needs of citizens and businesses at the heart of that process and which achieves significant and transformational impacts on the efficiency and effectiveness of government.

The TGF provides a tried and tested way forward utilizing the best parts of existing e-Government programs and avoiding large new investments. Its formalization as a Pattern Language enables it to be encapsulated in more formal, tractable, and machine-processable forms, thus making it easy to integrate into desk-top tools and management software aiding testing and assurance of compliance and conformance.

The Committee Specification constitutes the initial core set of patterns that form the TGF Standard. This set may be revised and/or extended from time to time as appropriate. It replaces and supersedes both the TGF Primer Version 1.0 and the TGF Pattern Languages Core Patterns Version 1.0.

The prose specification and related files are available here:

Editable source  (Authoritative):



Distribution ZIP files

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of each prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP files here:


Members of the OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC [1] requested a Special Majority Vote to approve this specification as a Committee Specification. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the approved CS01 is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone. 

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC

[2] Public reviews: 

- 30-day public review, 21 January 2014:
  - Comment resolution log:

- 15-day public review, 28 March 2014: 
  - Comment resolution log: 

[3] Approval ballot: 


Chet Ensign
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