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Stenbit details Defense’s plans for a metadata registry

The Defense Department can’t achieve net-centricity without a policy for managing the millions of lines of code in use throughout the department, CIO John Stenbit says. As DOD does more business over the Internet, applying metadata tags is a critical first step in controlling data while ensuring ease of access, Stenbit said at the Software Technology Conference. The use of metadata will promote interoperability and software reuse in the secure, networked environment planned for DOD’s Global Information Grid. “The effective management of metadata is essential to implementing the department’s net-centric vision,” Stenbit said. To begin this effort, Stenbit early this month sent a memo to service secretaries and Defense agency chiefs outlining a phased approach for creating a DOD Metadata Registry as required in Defense Management Initiative Decision 905. Full Story

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