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Issues and Opportunities for Improving the Quality and Use of Data in the Department of Defense

  • Abstract

    The Department of Defense (DoD) is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of data quality to its operations, leading to an interest in methods and techniques that can be used to determine and improve the quality of its data. The Office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OSD [AT&L]), Director, Defense Research & Engineering (DDR&E) sponsored a workshop to bring together leading researchers and practitioners to identify opportunities for research focused on data quality, data analysis, and data use. Seventeen papers were accepted for presentation during the workshop. During workshop discussion participants were asked to identify challenging areas that would address technology gaps and to discuss research ideas that would support future DoD policies and practices. The Software Engineering Institute formed three primary recommendations for areas of further research from the information produced at the workshop. These areas were integrating data from disparate sources, employing provenance analytics, and developing models, methods, and tools that support data quality by design.

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SEI

Kasunic, Mark; Zubrow, David; & Harper, Erin. Issues and Opportunities for Improving the Quality and Use of Data in the Department of Defense (CMU/SEI-2011-SR-004). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9713

IEEE

Kasunic. Mark, Zubrow. David, and Harper. Erin, "Issues and Opportunities for Improving the Quality and Use of Data in the Department of Defense," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Special Report CMU/SEI-2011-SR-004, 2011. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9713

APA

Kasunic, Mark., Zubrow, David., & Harper, Erin. (2011). Issues and Opportunities for Improving the Quality and Use of Data in the Department of Defense (CMU/SEI-2011-SR-004). Retrieved December 21, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9713

CHI

Mark Kasunic, David Zubrow, & Erin Harper. Issues and Opportunities for Improving the Quality and Use of Data in the Department of Defense (CMU/SEI-2011-SR-004). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9713

MLA

Kasunic, Mark., Zubrow, David., & Harper, Erin. 2011. Issues and Opportunities for Improving the Quality and Use of Data in the Department of Defense (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2011-SR-004). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9713