DI2E aims to standardize intelligence

More complex threats require greater connectivity and intelligence sharing, which in turn requires a common framework that includes shared architectures, technology, policy and doctrine. This is the reason the Pentagon created the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) framework, officials said Sept. 18.
The framework is designed to align with the cloud-based Joint Information Environment that Defense officials are developing, Gary Wang, director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, and Paige Atkins, former director of strategic planning and information for the Defense Information Systems Agency, told the Defense Systems Summit.
Wang described the framework as "kind of a way of thinking" that would integrate different systems, data sets, perspectives, people and technologies among U.S. agencies and coalition partners. "You want to have common standards in an environment that everybody can develop to," he said.
The aim, he said, is to not just reduce cost, but also to have faster, more responsive delivery of intelligence, improved security and faster adoption of commercial technologies.

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