Pentagon moving out on data management initiatives, says CIO Deasy
by Carlo Munoz
The US Department of Defense (DoD) is moving out with plans to revitalise departmental standards and practices governing data management, interoperability and protection across the entire Pentagon, Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy said.
“This will be a major effort,” Deasy told reporters on 30 July. “It has become clear that [our] data policies and data standards alone cannot strengthen data management or improve data quality,” he added.
Newly appointed Chief Data Officer Dave Spirk will spearhead the effort and is expected to issue his initial assessment and subsequent implementation recommendations for the imminent DoD Data Strategy later this year, Deasy said.
That assessment and recommendation list will be based on feedback from senior leaders inside the Pentagon, top brass across the US armed forces’ regional and functional commands, as well as defence information technology industry leaders and representatives from academia, Deasy said.
The initial scope of the pending Data Strategy will focus on three areas: joint all domain operations, decision leadership and senior leader decision support, and business analytics, according to Deasy. “Our efforts will continuously evolve with the expanded data officer counsel and the combatant command participation, which will allow us to place particular emphasis on the operational community and warfighter needs,” he added.
Chief Data Officer Dave Spirk will spearhead the data management initiative and will issue his initial assessment and subsequent implementation recommendations for the imminent DoD Data Strategy later this year. (Credit: Getty Images)
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