Empowering the DAW to Improve Mission Outcomes Using Data Science
National Academies of Sciences Consensus Study Report published 6 Oct 21. Empowering the Defense Acquisition Workforce to Improve Mission Outcomes Using Data Science. "The effective use of data science - the science and technology of extracting value from data - improves, enhances, and strengthens acquisition decision-making and outcomes. Using data science to support decision making is not new to the defense acquisition community; its use by the acquisition workforce has enabled acquisition and thus defense successes for decades. Still, more consistent and expanded application of data science will continue improving acquisition outcomes, and doing so requires coordinated efforts across the defense acquisition system and its related communities and stakeholders. Central to that effort is the development, growth, and sustainment of data science capabilities across the acquisition workforce."