How to be a lean and mean government agency
The use of an enterprise metadata framework provides flexibility to the organization, is ideally platform independent, and enables the organization to implement governance policies and operations incrementally, with each step directly correlated to mission value. With current budget restraints, the implementation of specific functionality, for example identifying unknown data security exposures, helps align programs, funding and resources. This approach recapitalizes content assets and re-uses the technology assets against the most critical mission drivers, eliminating redundant investments. Since this approach can be done incrementally, the long term strategic view aims at balancing the intertwined dependencies against requirements, service levels, and funding, that result in increased organizational agility and improved mission performance.
The ability to manage unstructured content can contribute significantly to the process of transformation of the government towards a leaner and more cost-effective organization. It can facilitate communication and improve the coordination of authorities at different tiers of government, within organizations, and even at the departmental level. Benefits can enhance the speed and efficiency of operations by streamlining processes, lowering costs, improving research capabilities and improving documentation and record-keeping. However, the real benefit of lies not in the use of technology per se, but in its application to processes of transformation.
Our Smart Content Framework™ also enables agencies to build applications that leverage unstructured content from outside the immediate domain, and build a content asset repository that provides multiple levels of granularity to satisfy the reuse of intellectual assets from multiple stakeholder views.
Read more in our Smart Content Framework white paper, or our 21st Century Government – Mission Support through Technology Innovation white paper.