Database Technology Activities and Assessment for Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) (August 1991-November 1992)

A Documented Briefing

by Iris Kameny

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This document consolidates the findings of the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) Data Base Technology Working Group (DBTWG) and the Information/Data Base (I/DB) Task Group over the period from August 1991 - November 1992 in supporting DMSO in promoting the interoperability, sharing, and reuse of databases and models throughout the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) community. It is based on a Working Draft written in August 1992 to accompany a briefing on Database Technology Assessment for Modeling and Simulation given to the Defense Science Board Summer Study on 11 August 1992. Appendices containing the agenda and notes of four I/DB Task Group meetings and an I/DB Task Group statement of objectives have been included. The DoD Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative is addressing many of the data related needs of the M&S community but not being addressed by CIM are: complex data; data verification, validation, and accreditation; an index system for accessing DoD M&S databases and models and simulations; standards for nomenclature and icons; and addressing security issues pertaining to M&S data.

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