chief data officer (CDO)

A Bradley Fighting Vehicle loads onto the ARC Integrity Jan. 25, 2023, at the Transportation Core Dock in North Charleston, South Carolina. More than 60 Bradleys were shipped by U.S. Transportation Command as part of the U.S. military aid package to Ukraine. USTRANSCOM is a combatant command focused on projecting and sustaining military power at a time and place of the nation’s choosing, advancing American interests around the globe. (U.S. Transportation Command photo by Oz Suguitan)

How Transcom transformed to ‘rapidly adapt as things change around the world’ 

U.S. Transportation Command is harnessing data and delivering digital tools to support and enhance worldwide military transits and operations.
U.S. Navy Operations Specialist 1st Class Frederick Robinson, from Abbeville, Louisiana, stands tactical data coordinator (TDC) in the combat information center (CIC) during sea and anchor detail as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departs Azores, Portugal after a brief stop for fuel, October 5, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Lau)

Navy preps new strategic ‘blueprint’ for its ever-changing information architecture

"Having quality data is going to be as useful as having the right missile or the right bullet,” CNO Deputy Navy Data Officer Nathan Hagan said.
Burke Baker, a technical director from the 2nd Audiovisual Squadron, operates a switch board in support of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) Onramp 2, Aug. 31, 2020 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hernandez)

Military services, Pentagon CDAO meeting weekly to coordinate AI efforts

Synergy among the services' AI efforts has "never been better," according to the Air Force's head of data and AI.
David Spirk, CDO
Then-Department of Defense Chief Data Officer David Spirk speaks virtually to children at Mitchell Elementary in Tampa, Florida, from the Pentagon on Nov. 16, 2021. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)

David Spirk, DOD chief data officer, to depart

His two-year tenure included the creation of a DOD data strategy and implementation of data decrees from top leadership.