DI2E Plugfest 2015: The Framework for the Future

Published on May 19, 2015

Our military and national security capabilities are continually challenged by declines in federal and defense spending, an expanded threat landscape, and an increased need for ISR.

However, all the challenges also create opportunities for industry and government to partner and enhance overall capabilities of the DI2E, which is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) enterprise architecture for the Intelligence Mission Area.

This was the key theme in the DI2E Plugfest 2015 opening keynote address by James R. Martin, Director of Defense Intelligence Strategy, Programs and Resources, Office of the Under Secretary for Intelligence OUSD(I).

Martin also discussed how data collection capabilities have grown exponentially, which presents its own challenges and opportunities.

“The Intelligence Community produces a tremendous amount of data,” said Martin, discussing how the amount of data being produced is creating an environment based on the concept of “more of everything.”

He also said that his vision for enhancing acquisition is to reduce costs, create faster delivery of solutions and improve security. The foundation for this is more of an agile acquisition approach to procurement.

“You need to be much more commercial now and take incremental steps towards your goal,” added Martin. “We have made steady progress thanks to help from industry.”

Martin’s vision for the future showcases the true value of the DI2E to enable information sharing – the foundation for enhancing our global security posture.

Stay tuned for more coverage from the DI2E Plugfest 2015 throughout the day from the Thermopylae blog.


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