Writers' First Review Draft:    (2VBF)

Term    (2XX4)

Reference Model    (2XX5)

Origin/Source for Inclusion of the Term    (2XX6)

EA Meta Terms suggested by Ira Grossman    (2XX7)

OMB Context Definition    (2XX8)

Reference/URL OMB Context Definition    (2XX9)

Business Definition    (2XXA)

A reference model is an abstract framework for understanding significant relationships among the entities of some environment, and for the development of consistent standards or specifications supporting that environment. A reference model is based on a small number of unifying concepts and may be used as a basis for education and explaining standards to a non-specialist. A reference model is not directly tied to any standards, technologies or other concrete implementation details, but it does seek to provide a common semantics that can be used unambiguously across and between different implementations."    (2XXB)

Reviewer Comment: Very Long    (2XXC)

Reference/URL for Business Definition    (2XXD)

Reviewer Comment: Shouldn't we still indicate where it came from in the template?    (2XXE)

Technical Definition    (2XXF)

A structure which allows the modules and interfaces of a system to be described in a consistent manner.    (2XXG)

Reference/URL Technical Definition    (2XXH)

http://www.acq.osd.mil/osjtf/termsdef.html    (2XXI)

Context Definition 1    (2XXJ)

Reviewer Comment: An abstract description of a set of entities where (a) the entities are described in terms of services, and (b) connectivity among the entities is loosely defined.    (2XXK)

Reference/URL Context Definition 1    (2XXL)

Reviewer Comment: http://www.sei.cmu.edu/opensystems/glossary.html#r    (2XXM)

Context Definition 2    (2XXN)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 2    (2XXO)

Context Definition 3    (2XXP)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 3    (2XXQ)

See Also Related Terms    (2XXR)