>> MICHAEL DAVENPORT: My name is Michael Davenport. I'm a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, and I currently lead the ISR business within the Digital Battlespace.
>> ON-SCREEN QUESTION: Why is shared data critical to warfighters at the edge?
>> MICHAEL DAVENPORT: Supporting the warfighters at the edge is extremely important.
When you're at the edge, you have limited resources, you have limited bandwidth, and you have limited connectivity. And you need to make decisions rapidly. Being able to get information to those commanders to make more informed decisions is extremely important. When you're talking about especially a multidomain operation.
>> ON-SCREEN QUESTION: What is the key to connecting data across the joint force?
>> MICHAEL DAVENPORT: It starts with that data fabric to be able to ensure that you have access to the data. And then in the future, if you wanted to be able to ensure that you can take action on that data (to) use different techniques such as AI and machine learning to be able to make it more useful for your weapon target systems. Such as, if you're doing a weapon target pairing for a sensor to shooter capabilities, you’d be able to do that in a more effective and efficient way.