5. Data Sharing    (3XLV)

This chapter describes the Data Sharing standardization area of the DRM. This chapter conveys an architectural pattern for the sharing and exchange of data, with examples for its use. To guide architects in its use, a Data Supplier-To-Consumer Matrix is provided for planning the services required for data access and exchange within and between COIs to support their business/mission needs. These COIs may include international, federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as other public and private non-governmental institutions. The Chapter also provides guidance on how architects can document these services using the DRM Abstract Model as a guide. The concepts and relationships of Data Sharing to the Data Description and Data Context standardization areas were introduced in the Overview.    (3XLT)