On the Authoritative Data Sources: One Data Element at a Time. DAMA National Capital Region Chapter Meeting March 9, 2010 Washington, DC. Richard Wang, Ph.D. Deputy Chief Data Officer Chief Data Quality Officer Office of the U.S. Army CIO/G-6
On the Authoritative Data Sources: One Data Element at a Time
DAMA National Capital Region Chapter Meeting
March 9, 2010
Richard Wang, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief Data Officer
Chief Data Quality Officer
Office of the U.S. Army CIO/G-6
Director, MIT Information Quality Program (on leave)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vesting University Professor of Information Quality
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Lots of time & energy
UALR: MSIQ and IQ PhD Degree Programs
- 2007 ACM Journal on Data and Information Quality (JDIQ)
Conferences and Certification Programs
(our Harry Potter)
* Not complete list
Data Element Identification
$1M+ impact per data element
Data Element Selection Criteria
Army Chief Data Quality Officer FY10 Priorities
300-500 critical Army Data Elements in FY10, 5000 by FY13
Army Staffing of Data Elements from Bronze to be Silver, Gold
Vertical integration up with semantics, business logic, objects (U-Core, C2-Core ontology)
Authoritative Data SourcesDesignated Data SourcesAuthoritative Data Elements
Establish a Total Data Quality Management (TDQM) Program in the Army while utilizing limited resources
Project: Suicide Mitigation - NIMH Study feed
Elements: UIC, SSN
A. Army Data Elements specifications are developed thru the Data Element Quality Definition Process and entered in the Data Element Yellow Pages
B. IP Producers utilize the Data Element Yellow Pages to discover Data Element specifications and integrate them into their Information Products
C. IP Consumers access the Data Element Yellow Pages to find Data Element specifications for understanding and correctly using the data.
Data Element Quality Specification:
Data Quality Rules:
Supports “fit for use”
Segmented into Three Levels
1. Review DE Specifications with your SMEs
Note: you will find some documents cover the entire project; others have only the definition and quality sections completed. Review the definition and quality sections.
2. Gather and submit your comments to CDQO
All comments welcomed (positive, corrections, content, format, unaddressed). No comment [silence] is concurrence.
Send your comments to CDQO Office.
3. Suspense Date: Week before next ADC Meetingfor readout at month ADC meeting.
Authoritative Data Source:
A recognized or official data production source with a designated mission statement or source/product to publish reliable and accurate data for subsequent use by customers. An authoritative data source may be the functional combination of multiple, separate data sources.