Information management / Information technology

Management of information, data and web content, publications, technology, and Open Government.

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Information and Technology, Policy Framework for

Provides strategic context for the Policy on Information Management and the Policy on the Management of Information Technology, and takes into consideration the Privacy and Data Protection Policy, the Access to Information Policy, and the Government Security Policy. In addition, information technology provides guiding principles to sound information and technology management practices across government. These principles also serve to support individuals and employees in exercising their rights and performing their duties. 

Policy sub-topics:

Information management

Electronic Documents and Records Management Solutions (EDRMS), Standard for

Supports efficient and effective management of information through the use of electronic documents and records management solutions (EDRMS), and maximizes the benefit of EDRMS-related Government of Canada investments. 

Email Management, Standard on

Ensures that Shared Services Canada, as well as other departments and agencies, efficiently, effectively and promptly manages email. 

Geospatial Data, Standard on

Supports stewardship and interoperability of information by ensuring that departments and agencies access, use and share geospatial data efficiently and effectively in order to support program and service delivery. 

Information Management Roles and Responsibilities, Directive on

Aims to identify the roles and responsibilities of all departmental employees in supporting the deputy head in the effective management of departmental information. 

Information Management, Policy on

Aims to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making, facilitate accountability transparency and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations. 

Metadata, Standard on

Aims to increase the use of standardized metadata and value domains in support of the management of information resources. 

Open Government, Directive on

Promotes information management practices that enable the proactive and ongoing release of government information. 

Privacy and Web Analytics, Standard on

Aims to facilitate the use of web analytics in accordance with sound privacy practices that safeguard the privacy of visitors to Government of Canada websites. 

Recordkeeping, Directive on

Outlines effective recordkeeping practices that enable departments and agencies to create, acquire, capture, manage and protect the integrity of information resources of business value in the delivery of Government of Canada programs and services. 

Web Accessibility, Standard on

Ensures the uniform application of a high level of web accessibility across Government of Canada websites and web applications. 

Web Interoperability, Standard on

Improves Canadians’ web experience by using technologies that support mobile devices and by making information technology easier to use in order to find government information. 

Web Usability, Standard on

Describes the usability requirements for Government of Canada websites, including requirements for domain names, terms, conditions and archiving online web content, as well as common page layouts and visual design elements. 

Information management / Information technology

Information and Technology, Policy Framework for

Provides strategic context for the Policy on Information Management and the Policy on the Management of Information Technology, and takes into consideration the Privacy and Data Protection Policy, the Access to Information Policy, and the Government Security Policy. In addition, information technology provides guiding principles to sound information and technology management practices across government. These principles also serve to support individuals and employees in exercising their rights and performing their duties. 

Information technology

Acceptable Network and Device Use, Policy on

Ensures that employees use government electronic networks and devices in an acceptable manner, and provides employees with open access to the Internet, including Web 2.0 tools and services. 

Electronic Documents and Records Management Solutions (EDRMS), Standard for

Supports efficient and effective management of information through the use of electronic documents and records management solutions (EDRMS), and maximizes the benefit of EDRMS-related Government of Canada investments. 

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Standard on

Explains the responsibilities related to investments in and upgrades to enterprise resource planning systems. 

Information Technology, Directive on Management of

Information technology (IT) enables the federal government to effect operations and service transformation. IT matters strategically for increasing government productivity and enhancing government services to the public for the benefit of citizens, businesses, taxpayers and employees. 

Information Technology, Policy on Management of

Aims to achieve the efficient and effective use of information technology, support government priorities and program delivery, increase productivity, and enhance services to the public. 

Metadata, Standard on

Aims to increase the use of standardized metadata and value domains in support of the management of information resources. 

Optimizing Websites and Applications for Mobile Devices, Standard on

Sets out requirements for ensuring the optimization of Government of Canada websites and applications with respect to mobile devices, and permits only the justifiable use of device-based mobile applications. 

TBITS 03: Coded Character Set for Information Interchange - Implementation Criteria

Provides a complete set of characters necessary to support current and future information interchange requirements in English and in French. 

TBITS 05 : Canadian Government Keyboard Standard for Information Technology Equipment - Implementation Criteria

Aims to accommodate the needs of all keyboard users in the Canadian federal government and to support the Official Languages Act and related policies. 

TBITS 06.11: Naming and Addressing for Government Handling Applications - Implementation Criteria

Provides the minimum requirements associated with naming and addressing in Government Handling Applications. 

TBITS 06.9: Canadian Open Systems Application Criteria (COSAC), Telecommunications wiring system in Government-Owned and leased buildings - Implementation Criteria

Outlines the minimum requirements governing the telecommunications wiring system used to provide communications in government-owned and government-leased buildings. 

TBITS 12: Codes for the Representation of Currencies and Funds - Implementation Criteria

Provides a set of codes for the representation of currencies and funds that will promote consistency and uniformity in the exchange of data both inside and outside the federal government. 

TBITS 23: Information Technology Vocabulary - Implementation Criteria

Presents English terms and French terms, as well as their definitions, that pertain specifically to the area of information technology. 

TBITS 25: Materiel Coding - Implementation Criteria

Explains the adoption of the Canadian component of the NATO Codification System as the materiel classification code for use by the Government of Canada. 

TBITS 26: Software Product Evaluation, Quality Characteristics and Guidelines for their Use - Implementation Criteria

Explains how to adopt quality management practices, which include system controls, deployment, and administration of information technology resources. 

TBITS 30: Business Number - Implementation Criteria

Endorses the use of a business number to uniquely identify private and public sector entities (i.e., registrants), government programs, and operating entities. 

TBITS 36: All-Numeric Representation of Dates and Times -Implementation Criteria

Defines the numeric format for calendar dates for the purpose of exchanging machine-readable data between departments and agencies. 

TBITS 38: Advanced card technologies - Physical parameters and appearance of the Government of Canada employee technology card - Implementation Criteria

Constitutes the Treasury Board Information and Technology Standard, which sets the norm for government employee technology cards. 

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