Mark Montoya is one of the longest standing leaders in the U.S. regulatory sector working on the transformation of government documents into searchable, structured data. Mark took us behind the scenes on the FDIC’s call report modernization project in the early 2000s, the first mandatory electronic filing system for financial data in the US, and told us why he is optimistic about future structured data initiatives.
The LEX Summer School was started more than a decade ago to promote Akoma Ntoso, an XML standard covering many different legal traditions. In 2010, the school was moved to Ravenna Italy to echo the history of the Roman code, which was drafted there. The history of legislation in Ravenna goes back 1500 years, and the small town of today is proud of its large history. LEX Summer School participants are constantly reminded of the history they are building on, all the while learning the intricacies of XML-based legislative drafting.
For nearly two decades, the team at Xcential has partnered with legislatures and rulemaking bodies around the globe to design underlying digital structures for both law and regulation that will permit the adoption of purpose-built solutions. Once laws and regulatory rules are expressed as Data First, user-centered design can inform solutions created with legislative and regulatory users in mind.
Bússola Tech’s June 30th conference featured prominent civil servants from legislative houses around the world, politicians in leading institutional positions, entrepreneurs, and academics to discuss the evolution of digital transformation in legislatures.
HData CEO Hudson Hollister recently interviewed Adam Goldberg and Justin Marsico on their work furthering data standardization across the federal government, progress toward innovation and transformation at the U.S. Treasury Department, and modernization in the warrant generation process. They discuss the future state they’d create (if only they had a magic wand) — some sort of automatic interface between the legislative and the executive — and the real-life, incremental steps necessary to actually get there.
When it comes to producing statutes, regulations, or policies, governments are facing challenges on several fronts. On one of these, Xcential Legislative Technologies has been providing solutions to modernize the drafting process of rulemaking documents since 2002. On another, Lexum has been helping regulatory bodies disseminate their material over the web since 1993. Today, both companies are pleased to announce that documents created with Xcential’s LegisPro technology can now be published seamlessly on government public and internal websites using Lexum’s Decisia and Qweri solutions.
HData CEO Hudson Hollister recently interviewed Xcential co-founder Bradlee Chang on Xcential’s history, the current (and future) benefits of a Data First approach to lawmaking, and the challenges of modernizing legislative and regulatory processes. This interview was produced for Data First, Xcential’s monthly newsletter covering the modernization of lawmaking around the world. Click here to see past issues and subscribe to Data First.
This article was written for Data First, Xcential’s monthly newsletter covering the modernization of lawmaking around the world. Click here to see past issues and subscribe to Data First.
What is Version Control?
Every writer has files somewhere named something like “GrantProposalDraft1-finaledited-reallyfinal,” which implies a whole sequence of versions that may or may not be saved elsewhere. Version control systems automate this process when working with computer code and keep a history of all work.
Version control is invaluable for any complex software project involving team collaboration. Consider the development of a large program like macOS. Hundreds of Apple employees in different departments, different buildings, and even different time zones simultaneously make updates, rewrite segments of code, and fix bugs. Without version […]