Sun Oct 03 2021
The new report outlines a structure for data leadership to unite all the UK’s Defence Organisations
The UK’s MoD (Ministry of Defence) new Data Strategy for Defence document is out; outlining the MoD’s vision for future data strategies and setting some ‘hard goals’ to be achieved for 2025. The document recognises the growing impact data is having on security and labels it ‘the UK's second most important asset behind people'.
This new data strategy has been designed to provide a structure for data leadership to be fostered in the defence sector as a whole, highlighting the digital transformations that will be required to truly use data as a strategic asset.
Our ambition to 'unleash the power of data' is stronger than ever. Our future will be shaped by how we protect and exploit Defence's assets. Data will become our second most important asset only behind our People. This is the clear intent of our Data Strategy.
The document goes on to discuss data rules, possible tactical outcomes and the common foundations that will need to be put down to ensure data becomes an enabler rather than a blocker to an ‘enduring capability across Defence’.
The four outcomes that have already been set for 2025 are:
To help better enable these goals, six data ‘rules’ have been put in place by the MoD on how all UK Defence organisations should treat data and adhere to the same data criteria and governances.
Those will then provide the backbone of any future interconnected UK Defence enterprises, all underpinned by a model that’s been 'optimised for data exploitation'.
Those rules are:
It also goes on to outline the various enablers the MoD plan to use which will include organisational leadership within Defence organisations driving the data mandate, alongside the need for effective governance and controls.
Sun Oct 03 2021