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  1. OMG Issue

UPDMRTF — AV-2 Definitions need Authoritative Source property and Tooling to enforce its Use

  • Key: UPDMRTF-38
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Thematix Partners LLC ( Lonnie VanZandt)
  • Summary:

    A tool that is DoDAF conformant should encourage the user to fill in the Authoritative Source field whenever they define a new architecture element (AV-2). The Authoritative Source should provide specific locator for the source of the term and definition. Multiple AS may be occur.

    Rationale from Dave McDaniels:

    Almost every JIE architecture gets a comment from JS J6 that the AV-2 is missing the Authoritative Source for the term and definition which they say is a DoDAF conformance requirement. The problem they’re really getting at is the proliferation of inconsistent AV-2 terms even in a single project like JIE, even worse across all the mission areas. The number of AV-2 terms in the WMA repository is in the tens of thousands if not more by now. Mapping, reconciling, adjudicating, etc. is impractical. Their approach is to encourage reuse of terms to encourage standardization, e.g., the Joint Common System Functions List (JCSFL), JCAs, UJTLs, … Everyone agrees but the AV-2 Authoritative Source fields remain blank – once the toothpaste is out the tube, very hard to get back in.

  • Reported: UPDM 2.1 — Sat, 14 Dec 2013 22:37 GMT
  • Updated: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:28 GMT