Conceptual data model for administrative functions of a typical naval ship, to include: Personnel, Training, Ship Secretary, Welfare and Recreation, Command Career Counselor, Public Affairs Officer, Educational Services Officer, Master at Arms, and Legal
Briede, Teresa N.
Kamel, Magdi N.
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The need for data management standardization has been clearly identified by the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a means to realize a savings in the 9 billion spent annually on information technology in DoD and to further interoperability and sharing of information among systems. Most efforts thus far have been directed at standardizing data elements, the lowest level in the hierarchy of data, as a foundation for standardizing Management Information Systems within DoD. In this thesis, we propose extending the standardization effort to the schema level of an organizational unit. We accomplish this by examining the administrative functions carried out onboard a generic Navy ship and developing a data model view for each function. The functions addressed in this thesis are Personnel, Training, Ship Secretary, Welfare and Recreation, Command Career Counselor, Public Affairs Officer, Educational Services Officer, Master at Arms, and Legal. The separate views are then integrated to form a global, high-level, conceptual data mode. This complex view is then simplified by creating higher levels of abstraction using an entity clustering technique.