What is the Data and Information Reference Model (DRM)?

The Data and Information Reference Model (DRM) helps to describe the types of interactions and information exchanges that occur between the federal government and its various constituencies. It will categorize the government's information along general content areas specific to BRM sub functions and decompose those content areas into greater levels of detail, ultimately to data components that are common to many business processes or activities. DRM will establish a commonly understood classification for federal data and enable information sharing between agencies. A common data classification model will streamline the processes associated with information exchange, both within the federal government and between the government and its external stakeholders.