Travis Steele, a senior strategic solutions architect at Red Hat, said there are three ways the Department of Defense can do to establish an automation-first culture and one is creating a framework that includes processes, tools and procedures needed for automation and can be implemented across agencies.
Steele wrote in a commentary published Wednesday on Defense News that such a framework could enable DOD to provide agencies with a common set of priorities, back efforts like the Joint All-Domain Command and Control concept and ensure that those agencies adhere to the same automation practices and procedures.
DOD should look at how automobile and retail industries and other sectors have embraced automation, “adopt the same mindset and bake automation into its decision, funding and application development processes,” he noted.
Steele said the Pentagon should also implement an “automate everything approach” to speed up the delivery of technologies and services to warfighters.
“Automation has the ability to transform the DoD, but to do so it must become a mission-critical priority on the same level as cybersecurity and other top initiatives,” he added.