Building on the 2021 Data Decrees, it is imperative that the DoD utilizes data as a product to responsibly harness the power of disruptive technologies, such as generative artificial intelligence (AI), and out-innovate competitors and adversaries. The purpose of the Building a DoD Data Economy Study is to strengthen data-centricity and enhance decision advantage in the Department by 1) assessing the current state of the DoD data economy, 2) identifying gaps and opportunities, 3) aligning best-in-class industry practices to Department needs, and 4) developing actionable and outcomes-driven recommendations, building on current strategies and initiatives, for an assured, available, and accessible DoD data economy for 2025 and beyond. Recommendations should range across critical elements of the data economy – including strategy and governance, technology and architecture, and people and partnerships. The study team is comprised of Ryan Swann (Lead), Dr. Gilda Barabino, Mary Meeker, and Dr. Will Roper. The results of the study will be announced at the January 26, 2024, Defense Innovation Board Public Meeting.
Terms of Reference
A study update was provided at the 14 November Public meeting. Please reference here to rewatch the 14 November meeting or go to the meetings tab to see all previous meetings.