Sponsor:  Department of Defense Innovation Advisory Board

DEF Participants:  Michael Hoffman, Chad Manifold, Graham Plaster, Brian Schultz, Sarah Soliman

In January 2017, the Defense Innovation Advisory Board (DIAB) asked DEF to convene stakeholders from the DEF community to discuss and review the challenges of managing modern Department of Defense (DoD) software requirements.

Challenge:  How can DoD more effectively manage future software requirements?

Cloud Advisory Recommendation: Embed Computer Science as a Core Competency of the Department through Recruiting and Training

Cloud Advisory Proposed Solution: DOD must make computer science a core competency of warfighting, operationalizing this through a human capital strategy to grow and maintain computer science capability and capacity.

Summary:  Request for Input. The Cloud Advisory reached out to the Agoras and DEF members with a call for initial rough answers through a semi-structured design session.

Identify and Build Writing Teams. Based on feedback received, the Cloud Advisory Director formed a writing team. Participants from the DEF community provided content and feedback during the writing process.

Report Completion & Presentation. The Cloud Advisory writing team completed report, and a framework for the presentation took shape. In April, the DEF Cloud Advisory team presented their findings and recommendations to the DIAB.

View the Final Report Here.

Are you interested in leveraging the DEF Cloud Advisory for your challenge?  Contact the Cloud Advisory Director.