**Data Services Environment (DSE) will end during the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2017. DSE program documentation, including source code, is available on Software Forge. At this time, alternative enterprise service solutions are unavailable. Currently, efforts are underway at DISA and DOD CIO to sustain the service.**
The Department of Defense (DoD) Data Services Environment (DSE) contains the structural and semantic metadata artifacts critical to successful development, operation, and maintenance of existing and future capabilities that support the DoD Net-Centric Data Strategy. Its goal is to simplify the publication and discovery of data services that facilitate information sharing across the DoD.
The DSE provides one-stop access to DoD data source directories to improve search, access, consistency, and integration of data services as well as to increase collaboration among data producers and consumers.
DSE promotes this vision by:
- Acting as a “key enabler” to make data visible, accessible, and understandable
- Providing greater data visibility and accessibility by implementing this Enterprise Service
- Reducing cost and improving timeliness through the consolidation of Authoritative Data Sources
- Streamlining search and access by providing a set of tools to register and discover data services across the DoD
As the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) Executive Agent, DISA maintains and operates the DSE under the direction and oversight of the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO).
VALUE TO OUR MISSION PARTNERS
The DSE is a central, federation-capable site for the publication and distributed management of metadata. It is a virtual "place" where collections of metadata components, in which DoD organizations and others have invested, can be:
- published, visible, accessible, and understandable to large audiences
- transparently and collaboratively evolved and otherwise managed by representatives of a large, diverse, and geographically distributed group of people and organizations
- monitored to determine contextual relevance (importance/priority), quality, usage, and other factors that affect engineering and resourcing (future investment) decisions
- exploited by the machine-to-machine process in support of such functions as validation and transformation
DSE is the DoD’s designated enterprise tool for worldwide content discovery. It allows the users to define their search criteria and discover content provided via a centralized search engine, federated data sources, and the Enterprise Catalog.