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Navy to Enhance Data Analytics Through Army Collaboration

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Navy to Enhance Data Analytics Through Army Collaboration

The U.S. Navy has expressed intent to leverage the U.S. Army’s data analytics capabilities via a new policy encouraging secure information sharing, according to Jane Rathbun, the Navy’s chief information officer.

During the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Northern Virginia Chapter’s defense IT event, Rathbun highlighted a Pentagon memo facilitating the adoption of systems or applications from other services, Nextgov/FCW reported.

She was referring to the cybersecurity reciprocity handbook released by the Department of Defense’s chief information office aimed at protecting data and expediting the authority to operate processes by acknowledging existing ATOs and consequently reducing redundant efforts and costs.

Rathbun, a 2024 Wash100 awardee and a past Potomac Officers Club event speaker, identified the Army’s data initiatives with Palantir as a starting point for the Navy, bypassing the need for a separate ATO process.

According to Rathbun, the Navy also plans to update its Information Superiority Vision strategy, which will prioritize data management, aiming to create frameworks for efficient data manipulation.

She said SV 2.0 will address software containerization policies and proper data tagging across the Navy to enhance data consumption and accessibility.

The updated strategy is slated for publication in July.

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