A communiqué from Keith Thurston announces the publication of a special OIS newsletter featuring "XML Applications in Government." This special newsletter issue "explores how Federal, State, Local and International Governments are using XML to help facilitate development of 'Citizen-Centered E-Government'. The newsletter issue contains twenty-eight (28) articles from from governments around the world, academia, IT associations and business, and "provides an excellent introduction to the uses of XML by government agencies." OIS Newsletter Issue 11 is the latest in an "ongoing series of comprehensive newsletters which focus on 'Citizen-Centered E-government,' requiring a high degree of interoperability across agencies and jurisdictions in order to link the systems and applications that collect, process, and display government information. Article topics include: the AEC/XML DATA Model for Equipment Manufacturers; Department of the Navy XML Work Group; Office of Justice Programs XML Reconciliation Effort; SGML and XML at the Patent and Trademark Office; US Army Electronic Bid Solicitation system; Program Executive Office Interchange XML Initiative (PIXIT); EPA National Environmental Exchange Network and Central Data Exchange P2P system; National Institute of Justice XML Solution for Information Sharing, etc. The Office of Intergovernmental Solutions (OIS) under the US General Services Administration (GSA) seeks to facilitate the intergovernmental sharing of experiences and expertise in information and communications technology and public administration."