4. Data Context    (3X2O)

This chapter describes the Data Context standardization area of the DRM. The purpose of the Data Context standardization area is to enable identification and discovery of data and to provide linkages to the other FEA reference models. The content of the Data Context captured by each COI is determined by its needs and the need to support the related LoBs. Data Context is the basis for data governance. Understanding Data Context provides the means for informed government decision making with regard to its information holdings. This chapter also describes the overall structures, methods and benefits for providing data with context and gives practical examples on their use.    (3X2P)