Data Management


Acquisition involves collecting or adding to the data holdings.



There are four methods of acquiring data: collecting new data; converting/transforming legacy data; sharing/exchanging data; and purchasing data.

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Security Requirements

DOI published a Memorandum from the Department Chief Information Officer from the Office of the Secretary on August 18, 2004. This memorandum addressed what needs to happen to protect our data from harm when in the hands of contractors.

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Additional Topics to Consider in the Acquire Stage

Data Standards

Data Templates

File Formats

Organize Files / Data