Vince Vlasho, a senior managing director and defense portfolio lead for Accenture Federal Services, said there are eight principles the U.S. military should consider in managing technology convergence and maintaining tech advantage in a multidomain battlefield and one is identifying objectives and capabilities needed to achieve them.
Vlasho wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday on C4ISRNET that people are key to keeping the country's edge over adversaries and the U.S. military should “invest in training and development of a digital-minded workforce that can engage with transformative technologies.“
The military should also eliminate operational friction; employ open, modular-based approaches to acquisition; bake in mission resiliency in the development of weapons systems; adopt commercial processes to meet the needs of the Department of Defense; and “start small with well-defined projects to prove out concepts that either scale fast if successful or fail quickly.“
Another principle the armed forces should consider is how to facilitate sharing of data in a secure manner, Vlasho noted.
“A data governance strategy is needed that aligns rules across DOD organizations and with allies,“ he added.