Mike Leavitt, Secretary of HHS, gave a speech today at AFCEA International's homeland security conference in Washington, D.C. He listed some key points that deal with interoperability governance:
"Any enterprise that is trying to plot its way right now in the Interoperability Age has a finite amount of time, capital and opportunities," he said. Leavitt listed several elements that he believes will improve the chances of success for any project:
- A "common pain" or common problem that provides a compelling reason for stakeholders to come together and find a solution.
- A "convener of stature," meaning that a well-respected person or group would bring varied interests to the table.
- A committed leader to be an honest broker and to keep things on track
- Openness, transparency and voluntary participation.
- A critical mass of stakeholders.
- Representatives of substance, who have sufficient authority and decision-making ability.
- A clearly defined purpose and goal.
- A formally written charter that outlines governance structure, outcomes, funding contributions and is signed by the highest levels of the participating agencies.From Leavitt sees interoperability
Referenced Tue Feb 22 2005 20:21:42 GMT-0700
This is a song that Leavitt's been singing for a long time. It's not often you hear a Cabinet Secretary speaking about interoperability. Leavitt knows this stuff and really believes it.