The Department of Defense is to adopt a back to basics approach to modernize information technology that provides advanced Intelligence information to war fighters and leaders. This will help them gain advantage in better decision-making.The DOD’s deputy CIO said, the conventional systems must be modernized to ensure that US withholds its competitiveness.
US is facing complex and evolving security threats, said Cynthia J. Mendoza. However, the Intelligence modernization will help the U.S security forces to stay ahead of their adversaries and get timely and insightful information for further decision making.Mendoza said, the U.S rivals are advancing in the field of AI, ML, and cyber security. Better risk management is also being focused by the adversaries, Mendoza said. The United States need to adopt the same.
Mendoza said, three principles are important namely trusted partnerships, understanding the results and possible outcomes, carrying out best practices from the lessons learned.She said, for modernizing the Intelligence information, along with Intelligence community, international partners, Congress, the contribution of people to show the real capability is also important. She believes, the IT modernization must be started with advancing stakeholder engagement strategy.