IC Drafting First Data Strategy Update Since 2017

For the first time in five years, the U.S. Intelligence Community is in the process of updating its data strategy.

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The original strategy was published in 2017, and the IC’s data environment has gone through transformational changes — and some much needed updates — between then and now.

Significant improvements have been made in data lifecycle management in the last five years, but “there’s still more to do,” said Nancy Morgan, the IC’s recently retired chief data officer, during a recent Federal News Network podcast.

The new data strategy places an increased emphasis on automation and workforce development, according to Morgan. Additionally, the document is expected to provide the IC with guidance on how to deal with its massive amounts of data.

“We’re collecting and producing more information than ever before, the IC is launching more collection capabilities than ever before at astounding volumes…” commented Morgan. “It’s just astounding how much information we’re gathering. So it creates a data volume challenge.”

To learn more about the Intelligence Community’s data priorities, challenges and initiatives, join GovCon Wire Events for its Second Annual Data Innovation Forum on June 9. 

Director of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for the CIA’s Digital Innovation Directorate, Marie Falkowski, will deliver the keynote. Register here to save your spot today!

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