To address its financial management challenges and achieve audit readiness by 2017, the Pentagon requires technologies capable of processing and analyzing data in real-time.
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From military vehicles and weapons systems to federal facilities and utilities, information collection is increasingly essential for federal agencies' missions. To achieve their ambitious goals, ranging from Pentagon audit-readiness to sustainable infrastructure, agencies will need to boost information collection capabilities.
Information collection is becoming increasingly important to program management, compliance, and performance monitoring across federal agencies, but federal leaders indicates serious challenges to improving collection.
As the military withdraws from Afghanistan, meets budget reduction requirements, and redeploys around the world in a new era of defense, collecting information on its assets is increasingly important.
Information on equipment, facilities, utilities, vehicles, and other assets has never been more important for agency mission execution, but collection continues to pose a challenge. To make information collection more efficient and effective, federal agencies can take advantage of existing communication technologies.
More than two years after a government watchdog reported tens of billions in contracting waste in Iraq and Afghanistan, federal agencies continue to struggle to account for contractor activity.
The federal government has begun realizing the promise of big data to enhance mission-effectiveness, but gaps in capabilities and understanding could hold agencies back from fully leveraging it.