Knowledge Integrity Teams with CMS IDIQ Award Winner CORMAC

We are pleased to announce that our teaming partner CORMAC has been awarded the Data Management (DM) five year IDIQ contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency under Health and Human Services (HHS). As a teaming partner, Knowledge Integrity will work with CORMAC in support of data administration task orders. The total contract value is $350 million.

The purpose of this contract is to provide the following services for CMS:

1. Data Administration
2. Database Administration
3. Middleware and Message Queuing Administration
4. Business Intelligence (BI) and Extract-Transformation-Load (ETL) Tool Administration and Production Support
5. Data and Information Products Production Support
6. BI Tool, Data and Information Products, and BI-Related ETL Build and Deploy Services
7. Training/User Support
8. EDG Legacy Application and Database Maintenance Services
9. IDR ETL Development, View Development and Database Administration

Master Data – Limiting the Scope

A few months back I shared a post about proper scoping of a master data management activity to focus specifically on a smaller subset of business activities that (a) are impacted by the absence of a unified view of data or (b) can be measurably improved through the facilitation of a unified view of data. Part of the actualization of that unified view involves selecting the right business activities and then getting a better understanding of the data needs of those business activities.

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Download Updated Version of “The Analytics Revolution”

I recently updated a white paper I did for IBM called “The Analytics Revolution – Optimizing Reporting and Analytics to Make Actionable Intelligence Pervasive.” Click here to download this revised masterpiece.

Meet Me in Chicago and EDW

March 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Data Governance, Data Quality, Master Data, Metadata 

I will be at the upcoming Enterprise Data World conference in Chicago on April 4th, 5th, and the morning of the 6th. I am teaching a full day tutorial called Master Data Management: Organizational Preparedness and Best Practices, and I will talk about value drivers for MDM and how they can be intergated as part of the data management activity.

If you are going to be there and would like to arrange a time to talk, email me at

Model-Driven Design: The Start or the End?

February 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Data Governance, Master Data, Metadata 

I had two interesting briefings this week. One was from a company called Orchestra Networks providing a tool for model-driven master data management, and the other was a company called Collibra, which provides a model-driven tools for capturing metadata and semantics.
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