US Department of Defense releases New Data Strategy

“Data is the ammunition in the Digital Modernization Strategy and is increasingly central to warfighter advantage on and off the battlefield” mentioned DoD Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy in an announcement whereas releasing the U.S. Defense Department’s first enterprise “Data Strategy”. The new technique is devised to beat the hurdles (technical and cultural) that forestall accessible information sharing throughout the navy providers to allow the DOD’s impetus in the direction of Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).

Data for all

The Pentagon’s technique sketches the ideas, important capabilities, and finish objectives wanted for DoD to turn into a “data-centric organization” with a deal with joint all-domain operations, senior chief determination assist, and enterprise analytics.

The technique has eight objectives to efficiently allow joint warfighting operations; every objective with a number of underlying aims will sign to leaders the info technique is working. The objectives guarantee information is seen to customers, accessible, comprehensible, linked, reliable, interoperable, and safe.

It additionally says that the info have to be interoperable, not simply inside the Pentagon but additionally amongst coalition companions. Another goal is to permit the general public, unclassified information to be ingested by computer systems with out human intervention.

“The principal challenge in the Data Strategy isn’t getting the data – the Department has access to vast data reserves,” mentioned Deasy. The objective is to “build the engine to turn this resource into insight for our service members at the speed of need.”

The DoD, with its monumental intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment, is already adept at accumulating data, and so the technique focuses as an alternative on the best way to convert that already-acquired data into shareable and helpful details.

“The responsibility of all DoD leaders is to treat data as a weapon system and manage, secure, and use data for operational effect,” writes Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist within the technique’s foreword.

Fueling digital infrastructure

The technique additionally outlines 4 “essential capabilities” to perform DoD’s information objective: An enterprise Cloud structure and different open-architecture capabilities, a tradition shift to a reliance on information for decision-making, making a household of requirements for information asset administration and sharing, and efficient information governance.

Last 12 months, in July, the DoD had launched its Digital Modernization Strategy, desiring to act as a cornerstone for advancing digital atmosphere to afford the Joint Force a aggressive benefit within the fashionable battlespace. The Department is adopting new applied sciences as a part of this digital program – from automation to Artificial Intelligence (Al) to 5G-enabled edge units. “The success of these efforts depends upon securely fueling this digital infrastructure with the vast flows of data available from external sources, DoD systems, and connected sensors and platforms,” Norquist writes additional.

At the cusp of…

However, essentially the most intriguing assertion in Norquist’s foreword is, “Adversaries are also racing to amass data superiority, and whichever side can better leverage data will gain military advantage. Our ability to fight and win wars requires that we become world leaders in operationalizing and protecting our data resources at speed and scale.”

Can we take this as a touch that within the coming time, the world will witness a fast disruption not solely technologically but additionally geopolitically…?


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