Master Data Management (MDM) Solution Alternatives Development – Proof-of-Concept “Marine Corps Big Data”

NCMS Project #: 140715

Problem: The tremendous amount of logistics data created as a result of recent operations currently resides in the Master Data Repository (MDR).  The MDR has data quality issues, is inefficiently organized and risks losing data due to a lack of a data utilization strategy and storage plan.


  • Reduce the risk of critical data loss
  • Decrease sustainment costs
  • Improve depot performance through greater data fidelity and retrieval
  • Improve acquisition decision making
  • Reduction of total lifecycle management equipment costs
  • Support the Joint Logistics Enterprise

Solution/Approach: This initiative will assess and develop Master Data Management (MDM) solution alternatives that will provide standardization and support quality control for core reference data.  The anticipated results from this CTMA initiative will capitalize on cutting edge commercial industry capabilities to conduct a proof of concept to demonstrate an alternative to the current server-based capability.  Based on the results of the proof of concept an overarching strategy will be developed outlining a cohesive and comprehensive data utilization strategy.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Increased efficiencies of current and future resources
  • Reduced costs from the improvement in resource allocation
  • Enhanced readiness due to a more rapid response to the warfighter
  • Reduced institutional risk

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters, I&L (LPV)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command
  • U.S. Marine Corps Maintenance Command
  • U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command
  • U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters, Combat Development & Integration (LID)

Industry Participation:

  • United Global Group, LLC
  • Troika Solutions, LLC
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Obsolescence management and continued maintenance capability
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business processes/partnerships

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