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The e-Government strategy and the e-GIF. Creating e-citizens UKOLN, Bath, 5 November 2002 Maewyn Cumming Cabinet Office, Office of the e-Envoy [email protected] Office of the e-Envoy. Based in the UK Cabinet Office Leading the drive to get the UK online

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The e government strategy and the e gif

The e-Government strategy and the e-GIF

Creating e-citizens

UKOLN, Bath, 5 November 2002

Maewyn CummingCabinet Office, Office of the e-Envoy

[email protected]


Office of the e envoy

Office of the e-Envoy

  • Based in the UK Cabinet Office

  • Leading the drive to get the UK online

  • e-Envoy, Andrew Pinder, co-ordinates strategy and implementation, reporting to the Prime Minister


Oee objectives

OeE Objectives

  • Make the UK the best place in the world for e-commerce

  • Ensure that everyone can access the internet by 2005

  • Deliver government services electronically by 2005

  • Co-ordinate the government's e-agenda


Universal access

Universal access

  • Advances social inclusion

  • Embeds skills and enables lifelong learning

  • Increases democratic engagement

  • Helps transform government

  • Supports the e-economy


Internet access

Internet access

  • 45% of households can access the internet from home

  • 56% of adults have accessed the internet at some time, 47% in last month

But, use is heavily skewed

  • To London and the south

  • To higher income groups

  • To younger people

Source: Family Expenditure Survey


Achieving universal access

Achieving universal access

  • 50% say they aren’t interested

  • Rest would like to use the internet but can’t;

    • no reason to

    • lack of skills

    • access barriers

    • lack of trust


Solutions

Solutions

  • Motivation -

    • better content

    • better marketing

  • Access and skills

    • UKonline centres

    • maximum local input

    • initiatives for new users

    • more home PCs


Today joining up is done by users

Today, joining up is done by users

Citizens and businesses

Information and transaction services


Integration has to be part of the service

Integration has to be part of the service

Integration

Information and transaction services


The tools

The tools

  • Government Website Guidelines

  • e-Government Interoperability Framework

  • e-Government Metadata Standard


Website guidelines

Website Guidelines

  • Government websites should

    • be of a high quality, easy to use and inclusive

    • present a coherent impression of government activity.

    • meet government standards and legislation

    • provide a positive experience of using the internet


Website guidelines1

Website Guidelines

  • Not mandated, but widely recognised

  • Two parts

    • Framework for senior managers

    • Illustrated handbook for web management teams

  • Frequently updated

    • see www.e-envoy.gov.uk for latest version


Why e gif

Why e-GIF?

  • Joined-up Government needs joined-up information systems

  • Sets out the government’s policy and standards for interoperability across the public sector

  • Now in two parts:

    • Policy and compliance

    • Technical specifications and standards


E gif headline decisions

e- GIF – Headline Decisions

  • Internet and World Wide Web standards for all public sector systems

  • XML as the key standard for data interchange

  • Browser the key interface for all information

  • Metadata for all government information

  • Adopts standards that are well supported by the market

  • Internet based implementation strategy

  • Mandated on all UK Public Sector Systems


E gif compliance

e-GIF Compliance

  • Detailed compliance procedures in Part 1

  • Mandated for all new systems

  • Legacy systems which need to link to UKonline, or are part of Electronic Service Delivery targets, need to comply

  • Recommended for all other systems

  • Compliance Advice Service being set up


Web sites

Web sites

  • Poor search skills and strategies

  • Search engines badly configured

  • Metadata missing or poor

  • Navigation unclear

  • Information not always clear

 People can’t find the information or services they need


The e gms is

The e-GMS is…

  • Dublin Core elements and refinements

  • Additional elements for

    • improved retrieval

    • records management

    • data security

    • legal requirements; data protection, information access, audit trails…..


Government category list gcl

Government Category List (GCL)

  • Help for those who don’t know what they are looking for, what its called, or who to ask

  • List of broad subject headings to aid browsing for public sector information

  • Local controlled vocabularies can be mapped to GCL

  • Part of the e-GMS


Thank you any questions

Thank you.Any Questions?


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