For the Department of Defense, data is critical—it must be accessible, yet protected. Data insight is essential to make decisions on the battlefields maintain our critical infrastructure and protect our nation’s citizens. Although data is often the DoD’s most strategic asset, data volume and complexity can make it difficult to optimize its benefits. There is a struggle with balancing the push for IT modernization, and cloud migration with demands for data regulations and threat prevention. Oftentimes, there is a lack of visibility into the data to even get started. The DoD is committed to optimizing its mission by operationalizing the power of data—data sharing, visibility, accessibility, governance and protection.