The U.S. General Accounting Office report entitled Electronic Government: Challenges to Effective Adoption of the Extensible Markup Language is an excellent source of information for those seeking to adopt an XML-based content management system. The report outlines difficulties preventing widespread implementation of XML, describes several current federal XML projects, illustrates hypothetical uses of XML in government and in industry, and provides recommendations for adopting an “enterprise architecture” to avoid creating a “patchwork solution” (silos). Additionally, the report recommends a series of steps designed to improve the federal government’s planning for adoption of XML.

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