Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset
The Air Force Chief Data Office (SAF/CO) was established in September 2017 to drive data strategy and lead data culture in the Air Force. As the catalyst that makes Air Force data visible, accessible, understandable, linked, trusted, interoperable, and secure (VAULTIS), SAF/CO guides the strategic and tactical actions necessary to move the Air Force towards becoming a data-driven organization. SAF/CO is a disruptive force in an already mature organization. By increasing data-use and literacy to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of decisions, readiness, mission operations, and cybersecurity, we are changing the Air Force’s culture to be a more collaborative organization. The Air Force is facing an ever-more disruptive battlefield (i.e., information warfare, malicious cyber activity, and political information subversion). Combating these threats requires rapid advancements in our data. To ensure we have the big data necessary to support AI autonomy, we need to take existing data stovepipes and change the culture toward visible and accessible data while still allowing for security and appropriate access. Air Force Data is a strategic asset managed by data professionals, program managers, and executives. Agencies must understand and educate employees on the value of data and the importance of data quality. A data-driven organization requires disparate data to be visible, accessible, understandable, linked, trusted, interoperable, and secure (VAULTIS). As such, SAF/CO is building a system in which users can securely store, access, share, and work with VAULTIS data to support the Air Force’s mission and operations. The VAULTIS Data Platform, as it is known, enables analytics partnerships between AF users and allows functional communities to use the state-of-the-art analytical tools they need to solve the AF’s toughest data-related challenges. SAF/CO is building a data-driven culture one use case at a time. Our use case driven approach leverages data and applied analytics to solve problems and drive mission innovation across the AF. This presentation highlights three core efforts of the Air Force Chief Data Office: Operationalizing data for the Air Force we need, today and tomorrow Addressing the current state of data by strengthening partnerships within the Department of Defense, industry, academia, and the Federal Government Developing standards and guidance to promote data sharing, interoperability, and integration
Session ID: LG1617 Presentation Type: Live Session (Replay Available)
Date / Time: [Day 4] Thu. Sep. 17, 2020 @ 16:15 ET (US)
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