Proper records management should be focused on informing senior leadership and empowering them to make data-driven decisions quickly, according to Mark Patrick, chief of the Information Management Division of the Joint Staff.
The Defense Department is looking at changing the roles of the combatant commands and Joint Chiefs of Staff .
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he plans to begin divesting the Joint Staff of some of its current responsibilities after the start of the new year.
DoD’s Joint Technical Synchronization Office is still working through thousands of comments from hundreds of engineers across the military, but the department is hoping to have a solid technical framework for the Joint Information Environment in place by the end of this year.
DoD’s path to a networking environment that serves the entire military with a single set of standards will start with the premise that 60-80 percent technology solutions are good enough for now. Pentagon wants to start with commercial technologies that can evolve in capability over time.
Defense leaders say the Pentagon should skip buying IT for some major systems until contractors finish production. Many big projects take years to complete, meaning the technology inside becomes outdated by project completion.
Lt. Gen. George J. Flyn, the Joint Staff’s director of Joint Force Development, delivered the keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ conference “Challenges to Access and the U.S. Response: The Joint Operational Access Concept.”