Related Projects

Internationally there are a number of emerging standards and platforms that tackle similar problems to the OFCIO Policy Schema in different contexts. In order to maximize interoperability, OFCIO studied these projects and adopted similar field definitions, structures, and identifiers where possible. We’ve listed some of the most prominent of those efforts here.


The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, in partnership with the US Government Publishing Office (GPO) is developing a data standard for the representation of federal regulations. Read more (pdf)


USLM is a sophisticated schema that describes legislation coming out of the U.S. House of Representatives. There are an Abstract and Concrete model. The Abstract Model is more generalized and can be used to map the Policy Schema to their markdown. Read more

Akoma Ntoso

Akoma Ntoso strives to create an international standard for legislative and judiciary documents. They curate this standard in XML format and work to incorporate the legal needs of parliamentary governments around the world. Read more

State Decoded

The State Decoded is an open source platform that can be used to display state law, court decisions, and information from legislative tracking services. It works to make legal codes understandable by regular people and is widely adopted in municipal governments across the United States. Read more

eRegulations Schema

18F is an office inside the General Services Administration that helps Federal agencies build, buy, and share efficient and easy-to-use digital services. They have developed an “eRegulations” platform that simplifies federal regulations. Read more


Madison is an open source platform that allows individuals to comment on laws and legislation. Read more