Dwight Klappich, a colleague of mine, just published a note that relates MDM, to firms that import to the US, with regulatory compliance. This small note has a big impact. Bottom line: firms need to start gathering (and managing) additional master data (in the procurement side of the business) in order to meet new US government regulations. The new security screening rule, commonly called 10+2, requires shippers and carriers importing into the U.S. to capture 12 additional data elements for filing with CBP 24 hours before loading. An alarming number of businesses IT organizations are unaware of this legislation, and should use this research to understand the potential impact on their businesses.