Closing the gap between mission and data

  • The federal government is coming around to the importance of data, and is in the process of making a significant amount of policy around how to fully leverage it. Not least among this new policy is the Defense Department’s five new “data decrees,” set out in a memo signed by Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks in May. The memo, among other things, creates a data council for all DoD components to coordinate their activities, and to increase data sharing among the components.

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