The TRM provides a classification of technologies, IT standards, and IT tools. Moreover, it gives agencies a set of guidelines about using technology.

In order to find proper technologies, agencies review all available technologies and standards. This effort for technology selection is a time-consuming and quite costly process and is done in each agency from scratch. By defining a TRM we can provide a general reference on technologies and standards which facilitates technology exploration and collaboration between agencies.

The national TRM has a three-layer hierarchical structure:

  • Technology area
  • Technology category
  • Standard