Government Standards

One of the challenges many Public Sector organizations like Governments, NATO or UN have is how to apply and tailor the repeatable patterns that can be found in the Enterprise Standards. Most standards from areas such as strategy, process, service, governance or even IT are packed as “Reference Content” within standards and the question is therefore how to identify what works, again and again (best practice), and what are unique practices applied by leading organizations (leading practices). What are the common and repeatable patterns within the Enterprise Standards that governments and defence organizations could apply? How could these common and repeatable patterns, be applied within the field of enterprise modeling, enterprise engineering and enterprise architecture.

Research Topic:

  • What can Government and Defence Organizations learn from the private sector.
  • How to apply Industry Enterprise Standards within Government and Defence Organizations.

Research Field:

  • Explain how Strategy Execution and Mission Execution philosophies can be applied to the public sector.
  • Applying Business Model principles to the public sector.
  • Relating Operating Model principles to the public sector.
  • Unfolding Performance Concepts to the public sector.
  • Outline how enterprise modeling, enterprise engineering and enterprise architecture fit together in public sector organizations.
  • Categorize reporting and decision making principles that can be applied to public sector organizations.

Research Questions:

  • Research and analyze what works, again and again (best practice), and what are unique practices applied by leading organizations (leading practices).
  • Identify common and repeatable patterns within Enterprise Standards that can be applied to public sector organizations
  • Develop “Reference Content” that increase the level of re-usability and replication within the field mentioned above.
  • Extended with accelerators that adopt and reproduce the identified best practices and leading practices to various public sector organizations.

Research Areas involved:

  • Defence (Public) Agencies
  • Finance & Treasury Agencies
  • Government Enabling Service Branch/Departments, such as Finance, HR and IT
  • Customs & Border Services Agencies
  • Foreign Affairs & Trade Agencies
  • Health Agencies
  • Agriculture & Food Agencies
  • Labor & Social Services
  • National Intelligence Services Agencies
  • Social Services Agencies
  • Energy & Natural Resources Agencies
  • Education Agencies
  • Environment Agencies
  • Tourism Agencies
  • Transport & Infrastructure
  • Justice Agencies
  • Local Government

Research Team

The Enterprise Standards research contacts are:

Research Coordinator:
Professor Mark von Rosing
Head of the Global University Alliance
NATO ACT Development Partner
ISO 42010 Development Member

NATO Coordinators:
Johan Goossens,
NATO Allied Command Transformation,
Branch Head, Technology & Human Factors

Krzysztof Skurzak,
NATO C3 Architecture & Design

Peter Woudsma,
NATO C3 Technology Innovation

UNESCO Coordinators:
Dr. Selin N. Şenocak
UNESCO Chair Holder
Cultural Diplomacy, Governance and Education
Director, Occidental Studies Applied Research Center
Political Sciences and International Relations Faculty Member

Additional Research Team Coordinators:
Georg Etzel
LEADing Practice, Co-CEO

John A. Zachman
Inventor and Father of Enterprise Architecture
Zachman International

This is a worldwide collaboration of Government and Industry, however the key team members responsible for cross subject are among others the following academics, researchers and analysts:

  • Enterprise Standards Ontology (meta objects), Professor Wim Laurier
  • Enterprise Standards Semantics(relations and rules), Professor Simon Polovina
  • Typical Reporting and Information models, Professor Hans Scheruhn
  • Typical Enterprise Standard models, Professor Maxim Arzumanyan
  • Most common Enterprise Standards Roles, Maria Hove
  • Comparing Enterprise Standards, Methods and Approaches, Ulrik Foldager
  • Comparing NATO Standards, Methods and Approaches to industries, Georg Etzel