New DOD  Data Strategy: 7 Goals and How to Achieve Them


The Department of Defense (DOD) recently released a new Data Strategy to better manage data as a strategic resource. According to the DOD, the objective of this strategy is to "accelerat[e] the Department’s transition to a data-centric organization that uses data at speed and scale for operational advantage and increased efficiency."

The DOD listed the following as their guiding principles for this new strategy:

8 Guiding Principles 

  1. Data is a Strategic Asset
  2. Collective Data Stewardship
  3. Data Ethics
  4. Data Collection
  5. Enterprise-Wide Data Access and Availability
  6. Data for Artificial Intelligence Training
  7. Data Fit for Purpose
  8. Design for Compliance

Achieving this data-centric strategy means addressing the following seven goals, which we are listing along with how to achieve them with cloud-based solution Collabspace:

1. Make Data Visible:

  • Collabspace Solution:
    • Utilize advanced search capabilities to streamline data visibility.
    • Conduct efficient searches across platforms, simplifying processes such as FOIA requests. See how to streamline search during  processes like FOIA  in our free webinar.

2. Make Data Accessible:

  • Collabspace Solution:
    • Streamline content into a centralized data lake repository for efficient management.
    • Ensure accessibility from a unified platform, facilitating easy retrieval.

3. Make Data Understandable:

  • Collabspace Solution:
    • Leverage support from the Services Team to enhance understanding of content, context, and applicability.

4. Make Data Linked:

  • Collabspace Solution:
    • Exploit inherent relationships between data elements for comprehensive utilization.

5. Make Data Trustworthy:

  • Collabspace Solution:
    • Instill confidence in data for decision-making by implementing robust security measures.
    • Utilize WORM-compliant storage to prevent unauthorized tampering.

6. Make Data Interoperable:

  • Collabspace Solution:
    • Establish a common representation and comprehension of data for seamless interoperability.

7. Make Data Secure:

In essence, Collabspace emerges as a pivotal tool in aligning with the DOD's data-centric strategy, addressing each of the seven goals comprehensively. By making data visible, accessible, understandable, linked, trustworthy, interoperable, and secure, Collabspace becomes an indispensable asset in achieving the overarching objectives set forth by the Department of Defense.

Curious to learn more about how Collabspace can help agencies meet the new Data Strategy? Access our free government information package  below or contact us with your questions.


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