About the Forum
On Thursday, June 10th at 10am EDT, the Object Management Group, Open Civic Foundation and Global City Teams Challenge will co-host a Digital Infrastructure Forum in support of open civic data and IT standards through the further development of the Open Civic Architectural Framework (OCAF).
OCAF is an open reference architecture for public sector digital system transformation and development, which provides a replicable framework for secure, interoperable data exchange and digital service delivery across government entities, civic and private sector partners.
The OCAF initiative will also establish a non-proprietary digital ecosystem, which is envisioned to result in the reduced cost of government service delivery, increased digital economic development and make civic engagement easier and more transparent to the public while improving public services for a better quality of life.
The Open Civic Foundation (OCF) is a non-profit for the development, management and redistribution of assets from the Open Civic Architectural Framework (OCAF) and digital ecosystem to communities and civic projects to better civic services and constituent quality of life.
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium with representation from government, industry and academia. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. Visit www.omg.org for more information.
The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) program is a collaborative platform for developing smart cities and communities. The program is led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with partners U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), National Science Foundation (NSF), International Trade Administration (ITA), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).