FIGURE 5 Materials information system. SOURCE: Wayne Ziegler, Army Research Laboratory, presentation to the committee on February 6, 2014, Slide 4.
tion. Relevant metadata are needed to compare data across data sets. Mr. Ziegler indicated that the Open Manufacturing project follows this general form.
Mr. Ziegler pointed out that MSAT is called a selection and analysis tool since its initial focus is making programmatic or research decisions based on the data sets available in a robust and timely way. MSAT has a wide approach to application, modeling, resource management, process approval, and improvement.
Mr. Ziegler then argued that there needs be a cultural shift in work flow management. The traditional work flow paradigm is to execute a task, collect and extract data, return a bigger data set, and pair it with separately recorded information about the process. However, when the collection of data is separated from the collection of process information, fidelity drops. Mr. Ziegler argued in favor of a