WASHINGTON --The Defense Department’s enterprisewide cloud solution will give warfighters the information they need at speed, providing the critical battlefield advantage in the wars of tomorrow, DoD officials told reporters yesterday.
"It's about data,” DoD Chief Management Officer John H. Gibson II said at a Pentagon roundtable.
The warfighters’ accessibility to data, timeliness of that information and the security of the data, along with the ability to use that data for machine learning and artificial capabilities, will give the competitive edge in the wars of tomorrow, he said.
That will allow the warfighters to “dominate in the battlefield," he said.
The first priority of Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is to increase lethality, Gibson pointed out. "We see this effort as doing just that," he said.