Large agencies have a harder time moving ahead on that inventory, but smaller agencies like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are getting started by focusing on building out the data community, and making sure it has data stewards up maintain data quality.
Federal government agencies are seeing an increased need to make quick use of real-time data. For NASA, real-time data also extends into the far frontiers via its Deep Space Network (DSN). It’s another example of how agencies are using Apache Kafka to set their data in motion.
The General Services Administration is reaping the benefits of data in motion in managing the expansive fleet of vehicles the agency either owns or leases, using the vast volumes of data it gathers to improve the efficiency of the fleet.
Advanced battle management system (ABMS) is the Air Force’s main contribution to DoD’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) vision of interconnected military systems.
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.