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OSCI A Common Communications Standard for e-Government

  • Frank Steimke
  • Martin Hagen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2739)

Abstract

OSCI is the name of a two-layered protocol for the secure exchange of messages in the E-Government context. It has been developed within the German MEDIA@Komm project [4], and now it became an important part of the German E-Government infrastructure. It will, for example, be a major part of the secure technical infrastructure for Bund Online 2005, which is the E-Government program of the German federal government. The security layer of OSCI, called OSCI-Transport, is a mandatory standard in the federal governments IT – architecture program SAGA [1]. It is part of the European IDA program, too.

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References

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    Germany Federal Minister of the Interior. Standards and architectures for egovernment applications 1.1 (February 2003), http://www.kbst.bund.de/saga
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Steimke
    • 1
  • Martin Hagen
    • 1
  1. 1.OSCI Co-ordination officeBremenGermany

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