Defence Data Strategy: What you need to know
The Defence Team has joined modern organizations throughout the world that recognize the important role that data plays in improving operational effectiveness and efficiency.
In a world where the nature of conflict is expanding beyond the traditional domains of land, air and sea, the first-ever Defence Data Strategy will enable us to expand and enhance operational capabilities, using data-driven technologies such as autonomous vehicles and robotics, virtual reality and simulations, biometrics and advanced/predictive analytics.
Technological advances have made our ships, land vehicles, and aircraft into data platforms, and we can now put data at our fingertips as we make real-time operational decisions.
To implement the data strategy, Defence is making changes in four key areas:
- Data management: We will adopt consistent enterprise approaches to data management, providing an increased information advantage for Defence Team members, and allowing them to operate effectively and safely in the world.
- Data tools and environment: We will provide the appropriate data management tools and policies, increasing the Defence Team’s agility in delivering new and enhanced data-driven capabilities.
- Data literacy: We will increase data literacy through training and strategic staffing to ensure that the Defence Team has the skills to find, evaluate, understand and use data to create value for DND/CAF.
- Data culture: We will create a culture with accountability for data quality and a natural drive for using data in the delivery of Defence programs.
For more information, visit the Data Strategy Intranet page.