Federal Data Architecture Subcommittee

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"Life (the Closed DAS) can only be understood backwards, but it (the Open DAS) must be lived forward" Søren Kierkegaard

Slides for June 9th DAS Meeting


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The Data Architecture Subcommittee (DAS) of the Federal CIO Council’s Architecture and Infrastructure Committee (AIC) is comprised of representatives from federal government agencies with contributors from the government contractor community. The purpose of the subcommittee is to engage communities in advancing the management of federal data as a shareable national asset. One way to accomplish this is through facilitation of community collaboration and information sharing within and among communities of interest using open venues such as this one.

DAS Co-Chairs

Suzanne Acar, Department of the Interior (now FBI, suzanne.acar@ic.fbi.gov

Adrian Gardner, National Weather Service (now NASA, adrian.gardner@nasa.gov)

Federal Data Reference Model

The Federal Data Reference Model (DRM)(Gone) (PDF) describes, at an aggregate level, the data and information supporting government program and business line operations. This model enables agencies to describe the types of interaction and exchanges occurring between the Federal government and citizens.

The DRM categorizes government information into greater levels of detail. It also establishes a classification for Federal data and identifies duplicative data resources. A common data model will streamline information exchange processes within the Federal government and between government and external stakeholders.

The DRM provides a standard means by which data may be described, categorized, and shared. These are reflected within each of the DRM’s three standardization areas:

  • Data Description: Provides a means to uniformly describe data, thereby supporting its discovery and sharing
  • Data Context: Facilitates discovery of data through an approach to the categorization of data according to taxonomies; additionally, enables the definition of authoritative data assets within a community of interest (COI)
  • Data Sharing: Supports the access and exchange of data where access consists of ad-hoc requests (such as a query of a data asset), and exchange consists of fixed, re-occurring transactions between parties

The FEA PMO is collaborating with members of the interagency DRM Working Group, chartered by the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee (AIC) of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council, to implement and maintain this reference model.


Federal Data Architecture Subcommittee Knowledgebase

A DRM 2.0/3.0 Best Practices Example


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July 14 July 8 July 9 July 10 July 12 July 13
August 11 August 12 August 13 August 14 August 10 & 16 (Offsite) August 10
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December 8 December 9 December 10 December 11 December 13 December 14

DRAFT Federal Data Quality Guide Ready for 2nd Review (January 2008)


Date Title Presentor (s)
December 8, 2011 TBA  
November 10, 2011 TBA  
October 13, 2011 TBA  
September 9, 2011 TBA  
August 11, 2011 TBA  
July 14, 2011 TBA  
June 9, 2011 Build the Federal Data Architecture Subcommittee Knowledgebase in the Cloud with Linked Open Data for Semantic Information Modeling for Federation Brand Niemann, Semantic Community. Slides
May 13, 2011 Semantic Information Modeling for Federation Cory Casanave, Model Driven Solutions. Slides
April 14, 2011 NO MEETING  
March 10, 2011 NO MEETING  
February 16, 2011 DAS Open Government Vocabularlies Dan Gillman, BLS. Chair
February 10, 2011 Practical Considerations for Rapidly Improving Quality in Large Data Collections Peter Aiken, President, DAMA International
January 13, 2011 DAS Leadership DAS 2011 Work Plan Meeting  
December 9, 2010 DHS Enterprise Data Management and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) to Foster Improved Information Sharing Michael Simcock, DHS. Slides
December 9, 2010 Building Data Bridges Between Criminal Justice and Social Services Programs - Application of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Richard Ordowich, Administration for Children and Families. Slides
October 14, 2010 Case study – Building Enterprise Data Architecture Products for Biometrics with Community of Interest (COI) Participation Utilizing a Knowledge Base Frank J Ponzio Jr., Symbolic Systems. Slides
October 14, 2010 Making it Easy - Building the Business Case for Linked Data in the Enterprise Bernadette Hyland. Talis, Inc. Slides
September 16, 2010 DAS Open Government Vocabularlies Dan Gillman, BLS. Chair
September 9, 2010 Case Study:  No Fly List and CSI Shoe Track Solutions with New Semantic Technology Walt Diggelmann, ai-one. Slides
September 9, 2010 Case Study:  A New Approach by State and Local Government NGOs to Analyze Disparate Data Ren Mohan, XREVEAL. Slides
August 12, 2010 Why Can’t We All Just Agree? Dave McComb, Semantic Arts. Slides
August 12, 2010 Case Study:  The Library of Congress Use of the Linked Data Standard Kevin Ford, Library of Congress. Slides
August 12, 2010 Data Governance – The Rx for a Healthy Information Exchange Ecosystem Cindy Walker, Kforce Government Solutions. Slides
July 8, 2010 Data.gov Initiatives in Industry and Other Nations Jim Hendler, RPI.  Slides
July 8, 2010 Approaches for Managing and Federating Vocabularies and Data standards Using the Semantic Web Cory Casanave, Model Driven Solutions. Slides
July 8, 2010 Case Study:  The Netherlands Ministry of Justice Metadata Workbench Irene Polikoff, TopQuadrant. Slides
June 10, 2010 Evolving a Federal Controlled Vocabulary Facilitators: Suzanne Acar, FBI, & George Thomas, HHS. Slides
June 10, 2010 All About Business Event Contexts Michael Gorman, Whitemarsh Information Systems Corporation. Slides
May 13, 2010 DOD Personnel and Readiness (P&R) Metadata Management Overview Paul Oestreich, DoD. Slides
May 13, 2010 Enterprise Information Architecture Overview at Freddie Mac Leon Bernal and Xinhua Deng, Freddie Mac. Slides
April 8, 2010 Early Demonstrations from Federal, State, & Local government for Open Government Data Dan Thomas, Greenhorne & O’Mara. Slides
April 8, 2010 Federal Controlled Vocabularies Presentation & Discussion Brand Niemann, Jr., SAIC. Slides
March 11, 2010 Overview of Data Quality Management Improvement Program at HUD Shula Markland, HUD. Slides
March 11, 2010 What’s going on with Army Data Quality Management? Rich Wang, MIT. Slides and Meeting Agenda
February 11, 2010 Early Demonstrations from Federal, State, & Local government for Open Government Data  
February 11, 2010 DOD (P&R) Metadata Practices and Metadata Registry Overview  
December 10, 2009 NIEM for DAS Donna Roy, NIEM. Slides
December 10, 2009 Slides of data.gov.uk pilot (e.g. customize newspaper of data facts requested by citizens) and Demo of http://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/wiki/The_Data-gov_Wiki Jim Hendler, RPI.
December 10, 2009 Services and Cloud Computing Work Groups: Status Update Brand Niemann, EPA. Slides
October 8, 2009 Transparency, Collaboration, and Information Sharing via Data Web George Thomas, HHS. Slides
October 8, 2009 Linked Oepn Architectures Cory Casanave, Model Driven Solutions. Slides
September 10, 2009 What's happening with Data.gov Datasets Brand Niemann, SIAC. Slides
September 10, 2009 Adopt & Adapt: Tips from an enterprise data management warrior Annette Pence, MITRE. Slides
August 13, 2009 ISO 8000 Standards Overview Peter Benson
August 13, 2009 Restoring Trust in the Current Information Supply Chain Kirsten Francescian (spelling?), Navy.
July 9, 2009 Overview on Master Data Management David Loshin, Knowledge Integrity, Inc.
July 9, 2009 Metadata Standards Update  
July 9, 2009 e-Records and Preservation Challenges  
June 11, 2009 Data Ferreting  
June 11, 2009 W3C e-Gov Interest Group Overview Kevin Novak, AIA
June 11, 2009 W3C Standards for Data Interoperability Rick Murphy, GSA, & Brand Niemann, EPA. Slides
May 13, 2009 Authentication and Identification Daniel Bennett, eCitizen Foundation
April 9, 2009 Draft Data Architecture Subcommittee Work Plan for 2009 and 2010 Adrian Gardner, NOAA, and Suzanne Acar, DoI.
February 12, 2009 Managing Risks from Information Systems: Building Effective Information Security Programs Ron Ross, NIST. Slides
November 13, 2008 Universal Core Standards 2.0 Dan Green and Jeremy Warren, DoJ. Slides
October 9, 2008 DoD Metadata Registry and Data Dictionary for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Information System (WIS) Glenda Hayes, MITRE, Slides and Adrian Gardner, NOAA. Slides
September 11, 2008 On-demand Data and Information Sharing: A New Zealand Perspective   Clifton Chan, New Zealand State Services Commission. Slides
August 14, 2008 NIEM In Practice Rehan Chawdry, Sypherlink. Slides
July 10, 2008 OMB Information Quality Guidelines and the Federal DQ Guide Margo Schwab, OMB. Slides
June 12, 2008 DAS Annual Review and Industry Advisory Council’s Enterprise Architecture Shared Interest Group (IAC EA SIG) Data Architecture Committee Suzanne Acar, Department of the Interior, and Adrian Gardner, NOAA. Slides and Tom McCullough, LMCO. Slides
May 8, 2008 No Meeting           
April 10, 2008 How to Develop the Data Role in Government: Creating the Individual Development Plan (IDP) for Data Management Anne Marie Smith, EWSolutions, Inc. Slides
March 13, 2008 Driving for Reach, Agility and Speed in Government, How Mass Collaboration is Revolutionizing The Way We Drive Change Frank DiGiammarino, NAPA. Slides.
February 14, 2008 National Housing Locator Ramesh Ramakrishnan, Citizant. Slides.
February 14, 2008 Managing Data as Product Mike Daconta, Oberon Associates, Inc. Slides.
December 13, 2007 Megacities & Megatrends/Data 
Management Implications (Managing Data as a Global Asset)

Michael F. Wells, Siemens One, Inc. Slides.

November 8, 2007 Web 2.0, Some Semantics and a Bit of Ontology Sam Chance, SAIC. Slides.
October 11, 2007 DLIS Data Quality Richard A. Hansen, DLIS-SDQ. Slides.
October 11, 2007

It’s All About the Strategy: Mashing Up the Environmental LOB and GEOSS

Mary McCaffery, US EPA. Slides.
September 13, 2007 AFEI Information Sharing Working Group Bryan Aucoin, Enterra Solutions, Jarl Magnusson, DNV. Slides.
September 13, 2007 eXtended Metadata Registry (xMDR) (Parts 1, 2, and 3) Sam Chance, SAIC. Slides 12, and 3.
August 16, 2007 Managing Data As A National Asset

Suzanne Acar, Department of the Interior, and Mary McCaffery, US EPA. Slides. MISSING

July 12, 2007

DOJ Information Sharing Segment Architecture and NIEM 2.0 Update

Kshemendra Paul, Chief Architect, U.S. Department of Justice. Slides.

June 26, 2007 Universal Core Overview

Clay Robinson, and John McNamara, PM-ISE. Slides.

June 19, 2007 Person

Bob Ridgely, Social Security Administration. Slides.

May 10, 2007 Lessons Learned from Data Standardization

Lou Kerestesy, Consensus Systems, Maureen Findorff, SRA International, and Doug Black, SRA International. Slides.

May 10, 2007 Data Interoperability Strategy Michael Gorman, Whitemarsh Information Systems Corporation. Slides. MISSING
April 12, 2007

Global Justice Entity Relationship Model: A Conceptual Entity Relationship Model

David C. Hay, Essential Strategies, Inc. Slides.

March 8, 2007 Proposed Data Questions for OMB-300 EA Section (Excel) Alma Duque.
February 8, 2007 Proposed Data Questions for OMB-300 EA Section (Word) Suzanne Acar, DoI, and Mary McCaffery, US EPA. Slides.
February 7, 2007 Data Architecture at CIA Dave Roberts, CIA. Slides.
January 11, 2007 Person (PDF)

Bob Ridgely, Social Security Administration. Slides.

December 14, 2006 XML Schema Interoperability Working Group Status Report KC Morris, NIST, and Ken Sall SAIC. Slides.
December 14, 2006

Memorandum of a Agreement for National Data Governance

Bryan Aucoin, Chief Architect, IC Enterprise Architecture (Emeritus). Slides.

November 9, 2006 CIO-G6 JC3IEDM Briefing

Rafael Falagan de la Fuente, Mutilateral Interoperability Programme. Slides.

November 9, 2006

DRM Best and Next Practices Workshop: Collection and Collaboration Focus

SI International. Slides.
November 9, 2006 DRM Best and Next Practices Workshop: Collection and Collaboration Focus John Dodd, CSC. Slides.
October 12, 2006 FEA DRM Management Strategy

Suzanne Acar, Department of the Interior. Slides.

September 14, 2006

National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Status and Future

Kshemendra Paul, Chief Enterprise Architect, US DOJ. Slides.

September 11, 2006

How to Manage Data Across Agencies Using the FEA DRM

Suzanne Acar, Department of the Interior. Slides.
August 18, 2006 (September 6, 2006)

The Data Reference Model Management Strategy, DRAFT. (Word)

July 19, 2006

What Does the DRM Mean to Me? – The FEA DRM Management Strategy

Suzanne Acar, Department of the Interior, and Bryan, DNI. Slides.

June 23, 2006

Architecture Principles for The Federal Government. (Word)

June 21, 2006 PERSON Harmonization Work Group

Bob Ridgely, Social Security Administration. Slides.

June 21, 2006

Enterprise Resource  Planning  - Integration Work Group

Dwayne Jackson, DHS. Slides.
June 16, 2006 Comments on the Person Work of the Data Architecture Subcommittee (DAS) Person sub-team and Comments. (Word) Rick Jordan, FAA Data Architect, with support from Kirk Lutz of IBM Corporation.
October 5, 2005 Federal Metadata Management Consortium Charter (Word)           
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