About this paper
How can we make use of all the data? That is the question the DOD is asking as it strives to find new and better ways to make use of the vast amounts of information it collects from ERP systems, vehicle diagnostics, the frontline and more. The military has a long history of using predictive analytics in its decision making. But with future budget cuts looming, it's looking for new ways to use that technology to reduce costs and operate more efficiently. One of the answers may be to train military leaders how to become complete analysts – analysts who understand not just how to collect data in a way that's useful for analytics, but also how to apply analytics to gain deeper insights than ever before.