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Subject: DRM Report - slightly off topic

Here is a report on yesterday's US Federal Government Data Reference Model (DRM) Public Forum. If you have any questions on this, please let me know - I am directly involved in this initiative.


(1) The DRM is the fifth of the Federal Enterprise Architecture's set of reference models, and its primary use case is to facilitate interagency information sharing. It will also facilitate the harmonization of data representation across the federal government, the creation/harmonization of data standards, and the establishment of authoritative data sources through its standard representation of the following 3 areas (note that "Data Sharing" is the strongest relation to SOA):


- Data Description (includes structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data, as well as data sources)

- Data Sharing (includes "exchange packages" and data access points)

- Data Context (taxonomies)


(2) Yesterday's session placed emphasis on moving from abstract to concrete, with the notion of an "Executable DRM"


(3) The public Wiki for the DRM is at:



It contains a link to yesterday's Public Forum program (see "Key Date(s) to Note")


(4) We have created a draft DRM XML Schema along with an accompanying specification, which is available at (also from the link to the Public Forum under "Draft FEA DRM Schema"):




(5) Here is the presentation on the DRM XML Schema that I helped present yesterday:



Please note the depiction of a registry on slide 5 (will aid the harmonization process across the federal government). Please note that this is a conceptual representatino that may involve federated registries rather than a single registry.


In the section on external references, we describe how federal agencies can leverage open standards that they already use rather than creating representations according to the DRM vocabulary.


If you have any comments on this work, or suggestions for its improvement, please let me know and I will pass them on.




Kind Regards,
Joseph Chiusano
Booz Allen Hamilton
Visit us online@ http://www.boozallen.com

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