We here at the Office of the PM-ISE are excited to join both the Object Management Group (OMG) and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). As government organizations continue to acquire solutions that are compliant with the kinds of standards that these organizations support and develop, we will enhance our nation’s information sharing capabilities.
Our aim in joining these organizations is to bring our federal, state, local, and tribal government partners together to leverage our partners’ existing work on specifying government standards and to harmonize those standards. Additionally, we hope to work with OMG and OASIS to institutionalize those efforts as standards that industry can incorporate into their products and services.
Standards and Information Sharing
Here at the Office of the PM-ISE, we promote sharing of information, across numerous federal, state, local, tribal, private sector, and international organizations, to help protect the United States from terrorism. To do this successfully requires consistent, interoperable standards to be “baked into” the products and services that those organizations acquire. Effective information sharing must bridge many different systems by employing the decentralized, distributed, and coordinated approach prescribed in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. (PDF here).
Standards and Our Partners
Cumulatively, these standards will enhance responsible information sharing across different systems and organizations. We plan to work with OMG, OASIS, and our interagency partners to expand adoption of the National Information Exchange Model. Additionally, we plan to work with the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (GLOBAL), SEARCH, IJIS, and other critical partners to leverage the great work they’ve done to develop strong industry standards. These efforts could include standards for identity management and access control, tagging and exchanging data across enterprises, and expressing policy semantics that enable machine automation.
Our interagency partners, GLOBAL, SEARCH, IJIS, the NIEM PMO, DHS, DoD, the IC -- alongside OMG, OASIS, and other industry groups -- have already done great work accelerating the development of these kinds of consistent standards. We look forward to collaborating to continue this great work.