Note: The DoD Metadata Registry has been replaced by the DoD Data Services Environment (DSE).
The Department of Defense (DoD) Metadata Registry is managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). It provides data services and other data-related infrastructures that promote interoperability and software reuse in the secure, reliable, and networked environment planned for the Global Information Grid (GIG). 
As part of the overall DoD Net-Centric Data Strategy, the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) established the DoD Metadata Registry and a related metadata registration process for the collection, storage and dissemination of structural metadata information resources (schemas, data elements, attributes, document type definitions, style-sheets, data structures etc.). This Web-based repository is designed to also act as a Clearinghouse through which industry and government coordination on metadata technology and related metadata issues can be advanced. 
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