Pentagon Unveils Digital Modernization Strategy

Jeff Brody

The Department of Defense unveiled a strategy on Friday to inform DoD’s information technology modernization effort, the Pentagon said Monday.

“The Digital Modernization Strategy provides a roadmap to support implementation of the National Defense Strategy lines of effort through the lens of cloud, artificial intelligence, command, control and communications and cybersecurity,” David Norquist, acting deputy DoD secretary and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner, wrote in the document’s foreword.

The strategy serves as the Pentagon’s Information Resource Management strategic plan and includes four digital modernization goals: innovate for competitive advantage, optimize for improved capability and efficiencies, evolve cybersecurity for an agile and resilient defense posture and cultivate talent for a ready digital workforce.

“Through four strategic initiatives, this strategy outlines how the department will increase agility and remain competitive within a constantly evolving digital global threat landscape,” said Dana Deasy, chief information officer of DoD and a fellow 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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