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DATA Act Information Model Schema (DAIMS) v1.3.1

Version 1.3.1 of the DAIMS architecture is the current release and includes the data standard conceptual model, specifications, and schema management. The DAIMS architecture is designed to meet the needs of the business users and technical systems.

It serves as the foundation for the DAIMS data standards. It is extensible through domain, component, element, and metadata. Additional descriptive content on the DAIMS architecture will be released as necessary.

DAIMS Document Release v1.3.1

  • Release Notes v1.3.1 – provides a summary of changes for this release.
  • DAIMS 1.3.1 Document ZIP – provides all the DAIMS documents (Overview, Architecture, Information Flow, RSS, IDD, Validation Rules, Sample Files, and File Diagrams) in a single downloadable zip file.

DAIMS includes:

  • DAIMS Overview - provides an overview of the data standards and data architecture.
  • DAIMS Architecture - provides details of the data standards and data architecture.
  • Information Flow - provides details of the reporting timeframes and sources of the data included in the DAIMS across the federal enterprise.

DAIMS Reporting Guidance includes:

Reporting Submission Specification (RSS) - includes a listing of the data elements with specific instructions for federal agencies to submit content in the appropriate format.

The RSS is a human-readable version of the data standards. The previously separate Terse Labels (shortened versions of the data element names), Domain Values (permissible values for a sub-set of the DAIMS data elements), and DAIMS Diagrams (visual representations of how the data elements from the RSS fit together in context) have been incorporated to improve usability.

Interface Definition Document (IDD) - contains a listing of the elements, with supporting metadata, that explain what data will be pulled from government-wide systems for procurement and sub-awards and from the Broker itself (via FABS) for financial assistance.

The IDD is a human-readable version of the data standard for the award related content. The previously separate Terse Labels (shortened versions of the data element names) and DAIMS Diagrams (visual representations of how the data elements from the IDD fit together in context) have been incorporated to improve usability.

Validation Rules - documents the business rules employed by the DATA Act Broker for field and cross-file validations.

Practices and Procedures - provides the general practices and procedures for submitting, validating, and understanding the reporting of submissions to the DATA Act Broker.

Sample Submission Files

Sample files include examples to illustrate the format of agency submission files.

File Diagrams

Diagrams showing the data model for RSS and IDD files.

DAIMS Documents for Consumers Includes:

  • Online Data Dictionary - contains a comprehensive list of data elements with definitions and some associated metadata.
  • XBRL Schema File - provides a machine-readable version of the data standards that include accounting-related and award-related content.
  • Consumption-Focused Metadata (CFM) - contains a listing of the elements with supporting metadata explaining how submission and outlay data is compiled for consumption. The CFM is a human-readable version of the data standard for consumption related content.
  • Consumption Focused File Diagram - diagram showing the data model for data sources of the USAspending website.

Schema Releases

These zip files contain the data model structure and logical grouping of financial data elements in XBRL format and key DAIMS documents (RSS, IDD, sample files, file diagrams, flow diagram, validation rules, architecture document, and architecture overview).

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Schema Version Release Date Implementation Date Zipped XBRL Schema Zipped DAIMS Documents
1.3.1 Feb 8, 2019 Various 2019 Schema v1.3.1 zip DAIMS v1.3.1 zip
1.3 Jun 29, 2018 Various 2019 Schema v1.3 zip DAIMS v1.3 zip
1.2 Dec 22, 2017 May 18, 2018 Schema v1.2 zip DAIMS v1.2 zip
1.1 Jun 30, 2017 Sep 27, 2017 Schema 1.1 zip DAIMS v1.1 zip
1.0 Apr 29, 2016 Apr 1, 2017 Schema 1.0 zip DAIMS v1.0 zip

XBRL Data Downloads

These zip files contain financial data in an XBRL format and are organized by quarters.

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Fiscal Year Quarter Date Range Zipped XBRL Data
2018 Q4 July to September 2018 2018Q4
2018 Q3 April to June 2018 2018Q3
2018 Q2 January to March 2018 2018Q2
2018 Q1 October to December 2017 2018Q1
2017 Q4 July to September 2017 2017Q4
2017 Q3 April to June 2017 2017Q3
2017 Q2 January to March 2017 2017Q2

Last modified 08/30/19