Accession Number : ADA326619

Title :   Data Interoperability for Systems of Systems: Our Acquisition Paradigm Must Change to Achieve It.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Lasher, William T.

PDF Url : ADA326619

Report Date : 16 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : To achieve the information superiority called for in Joint Vision 2010, we must start building information systems which can freely exchange data and be networked into systems of systems. Unfortunately, DOD's current system acquisition paradigm, which stresses independent development of systems, makes this goal difficult or impossible to achieve. To realistically achieve a shared data environment in which systems of systems can be built, we must change the acquisition paradigm. DOD needs to undertake a major development program to build and maintain a quality enterprise data architecture. This architecture would provide a foundation upon which future information systems would be built. It would ensure data interoperability and could ultimately provide the basis for a set of integrated corporate databases across DOD.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *INTEROPERABILITY, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, ACQUISITION, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SHARING.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE