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  • Strategy Markup Language - - StratML facilitates the sharing, referencing, indexing, discovery, linking, reuse, and analyses of the elements of strategic plans, including goal and objective statements as well as the names and descriptions of stakeholder groups and any other content commonly included in strategic plans. CFGIO's overview is available in StratML format at or, more specifically, Also see:
  • Civic Commons - Civic Commons is committed to the following activities: (1) Facilitating the sharing of code among government entities, with an eye towards developing a thriving ecosystem of freely available civic code. (Interested in open-sourcing your government app? See how we can help). (2) Connecting governments throughout all phases of technology procurement, and building systems for more transparent & informed technology choices. (3) Developing and supporting Open Data and Open Standards (such as Open311). (4) Spreading government technology best practices (see our Wiki for a growing catalog of documentation). (5) Building a community of government technology practitioners as well as independent “civic hackers”.
  • NIEM - NIEM, the National Information Exchange Model, is a partnership of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is designed to develop, disseminate and support enterprise-wide information exchange standards and processes that can enable jurisdictions to effectively share critical information in emergency situations, as well as support the day-to-day operations of agencies throughout the nation.
  • Kuali Foundation - Kuali is a growing community of universities, colleges, businesses, and other organizations that have partnered to build and sustain open-source software for higher education, by higher education. Kuali software is designed to meet the needs of all sizes of institutions, from land-grant research universities to community colleges. The members of the Kuali Community share a common vision of open, modular, and distributed systems for their software requirements. Kuali software is released under the Educational Community License
  • Military Open Source - The purpose of this document is to help U.S. government personnel and contractors implement open technology development (OTD) for software within government projects, particularly in defense. Also located at

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