Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory works to establish a science-based understanding of nuclear weapons performance to assess the safety, security, and effectiveness of the stockpile. Enhanced data management strategies are a means to a higher quality, enduring archive for data generated in support of our nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program.
Data management includes a disciplined approach to metadata, which tracks provenance and provides traceability from raw data products to analytic results, as well as effective curation to ensure long term data access and security. Together, metadata and curation support data discovery, repeatability, attribution, improved quality, collaboration, and transparency.
LLNL is implementing MarkLogic to help meet our rigorous data management needs, ensuring data assets are available to engineers and analysts that rely on this data to support/defend critical design decisions today and into the future.