Patrick Shanahan Talks DoD’s Digital Modernization Strategy

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told Defense News in an interview published Monday that the Pentagon has a “really great road map” for digital modernization.

Shanahan said he believes having an information technology strategy in place could help the Defense Department carry out modernization efforts, such as consolidation of data centers and deployment of a common financial platform.

“So in terms of my time now … I wanted to make sure the foundation was laid for IT,” he noted.

“That was the most important one.”

He noted that DoD adopts and demonstrates commercial best practices through the implementation of category management, use of industry sustainment techniques at Navy aviation depots and cloud migration efforts.

Shanahan also discussed the F-35 fighter jet program and the defense budget.
 

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