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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

OMB publishes online catalog of IT guidelines (7/17/06)

"Part of the challenge of implementing change is following the guidelines -- and knowing exactly what the changes are. To that end, the White House Office of Management and Budget on Monday announced the release of an online catalog to make guidelines on information technology practices easier to access.

OMB is sending a memorandum to the chief information officers and chief architects of the different federal agencies to explain the launch of the federal transition framework, which consolidates guidance to agencies on policies and best practices on tech solutions. "

The Federal Transition Framework (FTF) is a single information source for cross-agency information technology (IT) initiatives using a simple, familiar and organized structure. It contains government-wide IT policy objectives and cross-agency initiatives including:

- OMB-sponsored initiatives, e.g., E-Gov and LoB initiatives

- Government-wide initiatives, e.g., Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6), Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12)

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