June 22, 2011
Tom Bruce to Congress: Get Your Data in Order
Reporting on last week's hearing of the Committee on House Administration's subcommittee on oversight in Congress Mulls How iPads, XML Can Cut Costs, Elizabeth Montalbano featured Cornell LII Tom Bruce's presentation. Bruce suggested use of smart XML-based word processing, better document management, status tracking and smart tools could increase collaboration in conducting the business of Congress.
To implement these new technologies, however, Bruce said the House needs to get its data in order, which it can do by maintaining compliance with XML-based standards, ensuring the quality of its data, and creating systems that accurately archive legislative information over an extended period of time.