Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 5230. 42A
DATA REPOSITORY - A knowledge bane in the form of a data dictionary that integrates
information about an enterprise's business data and applications planned, current, and in
DATA ADMINISTRATION DICTIONARY SYSTEM (DADS) - A key computer software tool
for the management of CG data and information resources. It will provide facilities for recording,
storing, and processing descriptions of the Coast Guard's significant data and data processing
DATA RESOURCES - A critical concept which implies that data has the same characteristics as
other mmmore familiar resources, such as manpower, real property, and machinery. Like the better
known resources, data resources have such characteristics as cost and value. This concept is
critical to the study of data dictionary/directory systems as an enterprise tool.
DATA SHARING - The ability of a number of users to access common data. This ability helps in
reducing unwanted duplication, inconsistencies and storage requirements, and speeding up
DATA STEWARD - The Coast Guard office that is responsible for a particular corporate data
entity or data element. This responsibility includes determining the value of the data entity and
data element attributes of the data elementability of a number of users to access common data. This
ability helps in reducing unwanted duplication, inconsistencies and storage requirements, and
speeding up processing.
DISTRIBUTED DATA BASES - The placement of a data base, or portions of a data base, in a
network environment. The logical integration of an enterprise's related data bases, which are
physically stored in a network of geographically dispersed computers.
INFORMATION - A representation of facts, concepts, and assumptions derived from data foor
interpretation by people or machines within the context of a subject area of study or interest.
INFORMATION REPOSITORY - The same as data repository.
KEYWORD - A word designated as being of importance for searching, accessing, or retrieving.
LOGICAL DATA ELEMENT NAME - Refers to a representation of a data element that does not
depend upon physical storage or computer system characteristics.