Dave Spirk on Pentagon’s Upcoming Data Strategy Backing Joint Warfighting Approach

Dave Spirk on Pentagon’s Upcoming Data Strategy Backing Joint Warfighting Approach
Dave Spirk Chief Data Officer DoD

Dave Spirk, chief data officer at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD’s upcoming data strategy will back a “joint warfighting” approach to data use, management and collection, FedScoop reported Thursday.

He said DoD will use a “hub-and-spoke” model to support the data strategy and recognize data literacy throughout the department. He also noted that the strategy will empower every echelon of the department and get them involved in data governance to facilitate the flow of data to senior commanders responsible for making critical decisions.

“We are beginning to put the pieces in place that allow us to recognize that full future where people are not fearful of sharing their data but rather are rewarded,” Spirk said.

Spirk also mentioned DoD’s effort to develop more data hubs and the suggestion of Deputy Defense Secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award winner David Norquist to advance the use in meetings of “live data dashboards.”

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