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Web Directions Government  May 08 <ul><li>GovDex – Collaborating online in a secure environment </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph Do...
Govdex – Government Data Exchange <ul><ul><li>An initiative of the Australian Government’s 2006 e-Government Strategy ,   ...
Govdex <ul><li>Managed and operated by Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) in the Department of Fi...
Technology <ul><li>Software  Commercial Wiki product  Confluence  – Atlassian Commercial issue manager product called  JIR...
Collaborative Workspace <ul><ul><li>Basically a Wiki sitting in a secure web session – calendar, discussion forum, task ma...
Registry <ul><ul><li>The GovDex Registry contains existing technical components that can be used for government projects <...
Tools and Methods <ul><ul><li>GovDex provides tools and methods for developing standard information and process models </l...
Case Study – Dept. Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts <ul><li>Variety of communities, different functional requirem...
In summary <ul><li>GovDex provides Workspace, tools, methods, and content for the construction of integrated communities. ...
More Information <ul><li>Department of Finance and Deregulation Website:  www.finance.gov.au </li></ul><ul><li>Website:  w...
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GovDex – Collaborating online in a secure environment

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GovDex – Collaborating online in a secure environment

  1. 1. Web Directions Government May 08 <ul><li>GovDex – Collaborating online in a secure environment </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph Douglas </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Finance and Deregulation </li></ul>
  2. 2. Govdex – Government Data Exchange <ul><ul><li>An initiative of the Australian Government’s 2006 e-Government Strategy , Responsive Government: A New Service Agenda launched 30 March 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A secure online resource that facilitates collaboration between agencies and across jurisdictions as part of the vision of a connected and responsive government by 2010 through: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>– meeting users’ needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_ establishing connected service delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_ achieving value for money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_ enhancing public sector capability </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Govdex <ul><li>Managed and operated by Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) in the Department of Finance and Deregulation </li></ul><ul><li>A free to use service for Australian Government Departments and Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Secure to IN-CONFIDENCE level and is hosted on a secure Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) certified server </li></ul><ul><li>GovDex PROTECTED product in the future </li></ul><ul><li>All staff working on GovDex security assessed at a minimum to a provisional level of security of PROTECTED </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology <ul><li>Software Commercial Wiki product Confluence – Atlassian Commercial issue manager product called JIRA – Atlassian Single Sign-on Framework (SSO) – open source product CAS and Open LDAP Registry & Repository product - open source implementation of the OASIS ebXML registry specification </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Hosting Production - Macquarie Telecom's Intellicentre Data Centre in DSD certified gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Updating Hardware to increase capacity to meet demand </li></ul>
  5. 5. Collaborative Workspace <ul><ul><li>Basically a Wiki sitting in a secure web session – calendar, discussion forum, task manager, issue manager, etc. Continually evolving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2243 registered users and 110 communities across all levels of government, national and international </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content, access control, and management by client community administrators </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Registry <ul><ul><li>The GovDex Registry contains existing technical components that can be used for government projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users search for, find and download technical components from this registry, and if appropriate, can seek to publish their own components for use by others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A library of reusable information components, e.g. Business Process Models, XML Schema, Syntax Standards </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Tools and Methods <ul><ul><li>GovDex provides tools and methods for developing standard information and process models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also used for deploying these models as standardised Web Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Information Exchange Methodology etc </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Case Study – Dept. Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts <ul><li>Variety of communities, different functional requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Independent expert groups – consultation and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Internal website redevelopment – project management </li></ul><ul><li>National Heritage list – knowledge sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate site – social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study – Kim Toussaint – Graduate site </li></ul>
  9. 9. In summary <ul><li>GovDex provides Workspace, tools, methods, and content for the construction of integrated communities. Free, secure and online </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces cost by maximising re-use at design time and at deployment time </li></ul><ul><li>Takes a whole-of-government approach and fosters multilateral integration </li></ul><ul><li>A strong commitment to open standards, avoiding proprietary lock-in </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies remain the owners of their own data and processes </li></ul>
  10. 10. More Information <ul><li>Department of Finance and Deregulation Website: www.finance.gov.au </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.govdex.gov.au </li></ul><ul><li>Email: admin@govdex.gov.au </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 1800govdex </li></ul><ul><li>Other queries: ralph.douglas@finance.gov.au </li></ul>

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