Development of a Strategy for Integrating Army Business Information Systems Using the Global Force Management Data Initiative (GFMDI) Baseline

December, 2013
IDA document: D-5059
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Information Technology and Systems Division
Francisco L. Loaiza-Lemos, Steven P. Wartik, John P. Thompson, Dale Visser, Edward B. Kenschaft See more authors
This document describes a plan proposal for how to implement the Global Force Management Data Initiative (GFMDI) strategy – namely, the insertion of globally unique identifiers in all relevant information systems across the entire Army Business Mission Area (BMA) – to achieve total asset visibility and optimal information interoperability and reuse. The document also includes analytical results regarding the suitability of the information models underlying the GFMDI to support the information requirements of the Deploy to Redeploy/Retrograde (D2RR) process, and the maturity and applicability of commercial standards and emerging technologies to implement interoperable information exchanges among the BMA systems supporting the D2RR process.