Space-based sensors provide data to national security analysts, decision makers, and warfighters around the clock. Now more than ever, using modern data platforms that shorten the time it takes to get this information to end users is critical for the U.S. to stay ahead of its adversaries.
For defense leaders, open-architecture data platforms that expand interconnectivity are crucial to meet the goals of Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). Open-architecture data platforms are critical to interoperability and help establish more resilience in warfighting systems.
Employing new approaches in data architectures—like open systems, edge processing, and artificial intelligence (AI)—is key to delivering data where and when it’s needed most. As space-based sensors and communications systems rely on these platforms to turn their data into intelligence, building a strong foundation is imperative.
Moreover, getting the most value out of satellite imagery relies on efficient, effective, and innovative analytics—and cloud-based systems using agile processes are key to achieving this. By bringing speed and innovation to the analytical pipeline, data platforms bring new capabilities to the mission faster—while unlocking the power of AI and process automation. DevSecOps plays a central role in delivering all these benefits.