Defense and intelligence agencies today face a unique challenge: they must balance their current and future states of readiness against a declining store of necessary resources. In short, meticulously calculated decisions are more important than ever.
Fortunately, solving for better decisions is a matter of implementing capabilities that already exist.
“Where we’re really headed is focused on more data-driven decisions,” says Steven Mills, a Principal in Data Science and Machine Intelligence within Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group. The problem as it currently stands, Mills says, is that the data in government and military organizations is organized in silos which must be broken down, and the data integrated, to yield value.
By combining data science and data analytics, stakeholders will “naturally be able to start breaking down stovepipes and organizational challenges, creating a more collaborative environment,” says Autumn Kosinski, a Principal and Lead of the Readiness Center of Excellence in Booz Allen’s Defense & Intelligence Group.
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