CIO Council lays down Core.gov ground rules

The CIO Council has published the operational procedures for the federal Component Organization and Registration Environment Web repository.

CORE.gov is open to all agencies that wish to share components, services, best-practice guidelines and other IT artifacts with other agencies. The Federal Enterprise Architecture Project Management Office created CORE.gov to facilitate federal sharing of resources.

The Core.gov Governance Process calls for the creation of a Component/Service Asset Team (CSAT) that will oversee the additions, deletions and modifications to the repository. Members from the CIO Council's Architecture and Infrastructure Committee will serve on the team in rotating one-year increments.

To submit a component for possible inclusion, an agency must complete a form and submit it to a CORE registrar, who enters it into a tracking system. The component must be reusable, mapped to the appropriate Federal Enterprise Architecture models and must have undergone a security and accreditation process. The CSAT will meet on a monthly basis, either by teleconference or in person, to consider applications and changes.

The guidelines outline the procedure for deleting a component as well. The agency may remove the component when it stops supporting that component, if the component has a security flaw, or if no one is using it.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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