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Enterprise-Level Data Management – U.S. Navy

November 11, 2020 | By Marissa Wharton

The FEDSpace Podcast 

The Show That Helps You Understand Federal Data Privacy and Governance

This week on the FEDSpace Podcast, Tom Sasala, Chief Data Officer of the U.S. Department of the Navy (DON), joins the show to talk about how the DON manages data to ensure that higher quality, more accessible information is available for decision-makers.

“The goal here is to empower and enable the entire breadth of the workforce through analytic platforms and through data accessibility platforms to be able to answer their fundamental questions.”

With mission objectives at stake, Tom and his team must have the right people, processes, and technology in place to achieve their data management goals and support an entire agency with data sets that answer the right questions, at the right time. With a clear implementation strategy in place aligned with the recently released Department of Defense Data Strategy, Tom says the DON has “exciting and meaningful work to do” ahead.

Data Hierarchy of Needs
Visualization of the “Data Hierarchy of Needs” referenced in the episode.

What’s next for the Department of the Navy’s modernization efforts? Tune in to the full episode to find out – also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, and wherever you listen to podcasts! Subscribe to the show to never miss an episode.

On this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How DON data management efforts help accomplish mission objectives
  • Where to prioritize data management programs amongst other agency priorities
  • Tips for building out data strategies and utilizing data as an asset

Show Links:

The DOD Data Strategy
FEDSpace on Apple Podcasts
FEDSpace on Spotify

To listen to a previous episode of the FEDSpace Podcast featuring U.S. Air Force CDO, Eileen Vidrine, click here.

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Marissa Wharton
Marissa is ActiveNav's busy Events Coordinator, responsible for planning and executing events around the [now virtual] world.