At the June 2018 meeting in Boston, the leaders of the MARS Task Force, Data Residency Working Group, Provenance & Pedigree Working Group, IEF Working Group, and of the Data Tagging & Labeling RFP effort within the C4I Task Force, jointly decided to regroup their efforts into a single Data Governance Working Group.
The tentative charter of the Working Group, under discussion, is:
The Data Governance Working Group (DGWG) will explore requirements and pursue opportunities for standardization in order to help organizations responsibly manage the provenance, movement, storage location, access rights, protection and exchange of data and information.
The DGWG scope includes (but is not limited to) data residency, information, the needs of the C4I community for data tagging and labeling (e.g., security), and Data protection. The DGWG will be seeking to identify the utility of existing standards (e.g., the OMG Information Exchange Facility (IEF)) to enable the expanding uses of data while addressing the increasing demand for privacy, confidentiality and other data protections. The DGWG will seek to identify enabling standards, identify gaps in the standards mosaic, and seek standards to address the identified gaps.
The initial co-chairs of the Working Group are:
This list is of course subject to change. Co-chair roles and responsibilities are less formal in an OMG Working Group than they are in a Special Interest Group or Task Force.
The DGWG plans to meet during the Ottawa Technical Meeting, probably on Tuesday 25 September 2018, for half a day. Depending on the audience, this may include a short tutorial on data residency issues.
In addition, the Summit organized at that meeting (26-27 September 2018) about the applicability of OMG standards to the federal and provincial governments of Canada will include a series of presentations about the various aspects included in the scope of the DGWG's charter.
There are three RFPs in progress or under consideration that fall under the purview of the DGWG, although they will need to be issued by a Task Force (such as MARS or ADTF) when the time comes. These are:
Interested OMG and non-OMG participants are invited to join the DGWG. We have a mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org. To ask to be added to the mailing list, click here and press Send.
NATO STANAG 4774—Metadata Confidentiality Label Syntax
NATO STANAG 4778—Metadata Binding Mechanism