Owen Ambur
02/22/2000 10:01 AM

To:   Martin Smith <mfsmith@erols.com>, agannon@ofheo.gov
cc:   george.brundage@gsa.gov, tammy.schartel@fema.gov,
      Sherri.Rardon@dchqexs1.hqnet.usda.gov, Barth.Charley@HQ.NAVY.MIL,
      cbrock@opic.gov, Stephen King/PIR/OS/DOI@DOI, Leslie Roberts, Sharon
      Michel/PIR/OS/DOI@DOI, dan.schneider@usdoj.gov, grs20@arch2.nara.gov

Subject:  Re: XML & It Architecture  (Document link: ?)

Martin, yes, of course, I would be delighted to engage the CIO Council's
InterOp Committee in discussion of either or both of the opportunities
highlighted in my message to George, below.

Concerning the first opportunity, FIRM's Standards Committee is endeavoring
to craft a proposed set of standard metadata for the classification of
E-records Governmentwide.

With reference to GPEA and E-forms, it would be good to involve some of the
experts from the W3C's XForms initiative <http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/>.

Alice, let's talk about this at FIRM's E-records Standards Committee
meeting on Thursday.


Martin Smith <mfsmith@erols.com> on 02/16/2000 09:34:21 PM

To:   george.brundage@GSA.GOV, Owen_Ambur@fws.gov

Subject:  Re: XML & It Architecture

I really think Owen is on to something.  Owen: want to propose something to
the EIEIT (Interoperability) Committeee on that?


George Brundage wrote:

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> 02/16/2000 02:07 PM ---------------------------
> From: <Owen_Ambur@fws.gov> AT internet on 02/15/2000 04:33 PM
> To:   George W. Brundage/MKE/CO/GSA/GOV
> cc:   Leslie_Roberts.FWS@irm.r9.fws.gov AT internet@ccMTA-GEMS-MTA-01,
>       Sharon_Michel.DOI@fws.gov AT internet@ccMTA-GEMS-MTA-01,
>       agannon@ofheo.gov AT internet@ccMTA-GEMS-MTA-01
> Subject:  XML & It Architecture
> George, Leslie Roberts was kind enough to share with me some of the
> messages exchanged on your listserv with respect to XML.  My contribution
> to the XML discourse on behalf of FIRM is at
> <http://www.fws.gov/laws/firmstand/xml.htm>.
> It would be wonderful if the IT architects could enter into a joint venture
> with the records managers to specify a standard set of XML metatags for the
> classification of E-records Governmentwide.
> With reference to GPEA and the President's E-Gov Directive #2, it would
> also be good to explore the use of DTDs and XML schemas to render Standard
> and Optional Forms not only for ready, non-proprietary exchange of data
> with databases but also for preservation as records (preferably in
> DoD-certified ERMSs) for the appropriate periods of time.
> These are real, live, manageable issues on which significant progress is
> possible.
> Owen
> References:
> http://www.pub.whitehouse.gov/uri-res/I2R?urn:pdi://oma.eop.gov.us/1999/12/20/5.text.1
> http://www.fws.gov/laws/firmstand/FIRMstand.htm
> http://www.fws.gov/laws/FIRMinit.htm
> http://xw2k.sdct.itl.nist.gov/e-docs/