A Common Data Fabric for Defense Intelligence
In September of 2018, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI) signed a strategically significant memo establishing the vision and associated guiding principles for a new Distributed Common Ground/Surface System (DCGS) Common Data Fabric (CDF). This pioneering data fabric initiative will serve as the cornerstone of an integrated DoD IT strategy focused on achieving “architectural superiority” in support of future DoD Joint Operations across the globe. To establish and maintain architectural superiority, the CDF aligns with the core objectives of the broader U.S. National Defense Strategy (NDS) to effectively position the DoD to “leverage commercial technologies and innovative solutions” to rapidly deliver more agile operational architectures and outcomes for the warfighter.
Change the way we approach today’s commercial technology environment.
— U.S. Department of Defense Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence