There are a number of data standards and vocabularies relevant to federal datasets. Key guidance, models, and communities include the following:
FIPS 199 contains standards for categorization of federal information systems.
Reports and Best Practices
Department of Transportation Model Data Inventory Approach.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards catalog.
INCITS – the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards – is the central U.S. forum dedicated to creating technology standards for the next generation of innovation.
National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IEFT) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet.
The World Wide Web Consortium The (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE serves as the focal point for trade facilitation recommendations and electronic business standards, covering both commercial and government business processes that can foster growth in international trade and related services.