XML Effort Detail Information:

Effort Name: EIA-836 Configuration Management Data Exchange
Acronym (if applicable): CMDxI
Point of Contact: Merv Leavitt
Contact E-mail Address: LEAVITMW@acq.osd.mil
Telephone: 703.695.2300
URL: http://www.geia.org/836
Submitter Name: Merv Leavitt
Submitter Organization: OUSD(AT&L)/SE
Submitter E-mail: LEAVITMW@acq.osd.mil
Submit Date: 16-Feb-01

Description of Effort:
In January 2000, the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA) launched a standardization project, in partnership with the Department of Defense and several industry participants, to develop a new configuration management (CM) data exchange and interoperability standard. The proposed ANSI/EIA-836 standard includes a CM data element dictionary and reference schema, and a set of XML schemas and XML document templates for CM business objects. The standard has a configuration management focus, specifically with respect to the transfer of controlled information and data required to perform CM functions throughout a product's life cycle. It provides fundamental reference information to facilitate CM data exchange and interoperability regardless of specific data encoding and transport methods.

Major Participants:
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; US Army Material Command; Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA); Aerospace Industries Association(AIA); PLCS Inc.; Lockheed Martin; Boeing; Raytheon; Northrop Grumman; and other GEIA member organizations.

Types of people they would like to get involved:
People involved/interested in B2B electronic exchange and interoperability of configuration management (CM) data, and/or harmonization of CM data terms, definitions, information models, and XML vocabularies.

How people can get involved:
Contact Merv Leavitt (OSD Team Leader) at the above address or Al Lager (GEIA Team Leader) at alan_e_lager@email.msn.com

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