STRATEGIC VISION 2012-2017: One Mission · One Team · One Agency The DS Strategic Vision describes goals that are thoughtful, actionable, and measureable. They lead to outcomes that help address defense intelligence community concerns and fulfill the DS mission. DS must now translate these strategic goals into initiatives, plans, and capabilities. Decisions about budgeting, programs, operations, and acquisition will reflect the direction provided by the DS Strategic Vision. Ultimately, DS will establish the OSE that hosts multiple levels of classified information. DS will also be able to define and designate defense intelligence IT as a weapons system, enabling DS to meet policymakers' and warfighters' evolving needs and continue to defend our nation. Through its technical capacity and dedication to its customers, DS will enable DoDIIS to securely share information in order to be agile and responsive to the full spectrum of threats and preserve America's intelligence technology advantage. Directorate for Information Management and Chief Information Office DS _959905f0-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 The Directorate for Information Management and Chief Information Office (DS) and its mission are critical to our nation's security. Information Technology (IT) is a vital asset to intelligence analysts, warfighters, and national policy makers as they execute their mission. Threats to IT systems and information security are evolving; DS' technology must evolve accordingly. We must defend against changing and diverse threats while delivering reliable and consistent services to our customers ensuring the success of the Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS). Grant Schneider Deputy Director for Information Management and Chief Information Officer Defense Intelligence Agency Department of Defense Intelligence Analysts Warfighters National Policy Makers One agile, secure, global IT enterprise, driving information dominance throughout the operational spectrum in defense of our nation, by leveraging technology across all classification domains through OSE. _9599087a-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 DS delivers secure digital intelligence through IT supremacy, ensuring vigilant awareness, and enabling decision advantage anywhere at any time. _9599094c-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 Customer Service 1. The customer mission is our mission. We partner with our customers to achieve their missions. -- DS is a mission partner that aligns to customers' agendas and builds trust by providing solutions to help realize customer goals. Mission partnership requires a foundation of trust between DS and its customers. Trust starts with delivering consistent, reliable products and excellent customer service. Mission partnership goes beyond delivery to engaging with customers in early discussions to identify and solve customers' unique technology needs. DS, as the primary IT provider for DoDIIS, also collaborates closely with other organizations to shape IT solutions that advance missions in a timely manner. DS builds trust as a mission partner by consistently delivering on customers' requirements. Partnership Collaboration 2. We enhance intelligence collaboration and communication across the Federal Government. -- Effective intelligence production and use requires collaboration and communication. Intelligence analysts must connect with each other to link data that, in the aggregate, provides insight and context. 6 Designated warfighters, defense planners, national security policy makers, and international partners then receive intelligence information. Developing and communicating intelligence requires consistent IT services enabled by DS. Equally significant, DS promotes a collaborative culture across DoDIIS and its mission partners, recognizing that collaboration and communication are behavioral and cultural practices that IT enables. Communication IT Security 3. We ensure IT security across the Defense and Intelligence Communities. -- Threats to IT systems and information security are evolving and DS' technology must evolve accordingly. DS approaches IT security holistically to address complex, changing, multifaceted threats. We also provide secure common solutions across classified networks in order to protect our data without sacrificing access to tools or hindering connections among Intelligence Community partners. Technological Advantage 4. We sustain technological advantage and agility within DIA. -- DIA supports warfighters by providing intelligence information that influences tactical movements and strategic operations against U.S. enemies. As an agency DIA will be more agile, adaptable, and flexible so warfighters can use DIA products to adjust quickly to evolving threats in today's operational environment. Production and delivery of this intelligence is dependent on the technology that DS provides. DS is committed to agility by creating a secure IT environment that enables increased realtime information sharing, eases collaboration and analysis, and effectively distributes timely intelligence information to those who need it quickly. DS' efforts yield more accurate and time-relevant intelligence information and help our armed forces be more responsive to threats. DS is constantly striving to strengthen DIA's technological advantage today, and ensure that DIA retains its advantage in the future. We will remain ahead of the curve. Agility Operational Excellence 5. We demonstrate operational excellence as stewards of our citizens' precious resources. -- The DS mission is ever-changing and essential to the defense of our nation, regardless of resource constraints. Budget realities dictate that the defense intelligence community execute its mission with operational excellence, defined as the joining of effective execution and efficient resource use. DS strives to reduce redundancies and increase efficiency across the community. DS wisely uses its people, assets, and technology to effectively deliver relevant timely products and services, achieving more with fewer resources. Stewardship DODIIS FACILITATE AND ENHANCE INFORMATION SHARING ACROSS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION SYSTEM (DODIIS) _959909ec-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1 The defense intelligence community understands information sharing is critical to advance the mission, facilitate effective and efficient warfighting, conduct intelligence and business processes, and execute other national security activities. Over time organizational processes and technical silos have limited sharing and collaboration. Many agencies have unique technology infrastructures, making it difficult to exchange and synthesize valuable information across agencies. DS is committed to building a network environment that enables simpler, timely, secure information sharing across DoDIIS, to allow more collaborative discovery, synthesis, and delivery of intelligence information between warfighters, defense planners, policy makers, and international partners. 11 Recognizing information sharing is predicated on skillful management of the risk of unauthorized disclosures, DS will enable information sharing while maintaining the highest levels of security. 12 Expanding information sharing at the IC level will be the first step to facilitating information sharing throughout DoDIIS. Policy and culture also play a role in advancing information sharing and DS will actively influence necessary policy guidelines and encourage an information sharing culture. Cloud Computing Enhance the cloud computing environment. _95990ac8-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.1 DS is continuously maintaining and improving DoDIIS global IT infrastructure to make information sharing easier. Budget realities dictate that DoDIIS IT infrastructure transforms to meet those needs efficiently and effectively as the DoD looks to reduce IT expenditures. To that end, DS is committed to evolving our current infrastructure into an improved PCN. Cloud computing is a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to external customers using internet technologies. 14 The PCN, founded on JWICS, is critical to gaining mission and cost efficiencies immediately on TS/SCI networks and delivering intelligence information faster and more cheaply through the PCN's common infrastructure. Enhancing the PCN will expand DoDIIS's flexibility by enabling capacity to be added or removed quickly, based on shifting user demand. The PCN will facilitate information sharing by transforming the current DoDIIS IT infrastructure into an agile, mission-centric environment. DS will: 28f8329a-028a-41fa-98bc-6caab8f9560c Infrastructure Evolve the current infrastructure to a scalable and flexible PCN infrastructure to respond to changing customer demand and enable quicker, easier, information sharing across DoDIIS. _95990b9a-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.1.1 3f405125-126f-4f19-9354-b0b1cf6718be Computing Power Provide the flexible computing power necessary to increase operational excellence and meet evolving requirements. _95990c80-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.1.2 f5c86d0f-e984-4e8d-bd36-f8132b4b7faa Efficiencies Create budget and operational efficiencies by centralizing network control under DS. _95990d84-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.1.3 0dcdadc7-a56c-485b-80c2-1b5f9dace9fe Tools & Information Provide access to tools and information across different network and security domains. _95990e74-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.2 Our customers must collect information and leverage tools from across the defense intelligence community, around the globe, and from tactical to strategic levels to effectively execute their missions. Currently, defense intelligence agencies, combatant commands, and military services have their own separate networks and data repositories. Separate networks make it difficult to access tools and piece together facts and suppositions that in the aggregate could provide forewarning of threats. 15 DS must provide seamless access to these tools and information across different domains regardless of organization ownership and security level. Seamless access to information will facilitate communication and understanding with mission partners and allow customers to synthesize information more quickly and easily and create a decision advantage. DS will: 6c043582-7f40-4fed-b6ca-5b1ce2cd7124 Management & Delivery Manage and deliver intelligence information and tools to our customers across multiple classification domains. _95990f6e-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.2.1 2d57b352-53a1-4343-81b0-c21abccf7d8d Standards & Protocols Set and facilitate the application of consistent standards and protocols to ensure interoperability between systems and applications across DoDIIS and in the cross-IC Common Operating Environment (COE). _95991090-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.2.2 483b8aef-4181-46c7-9afa-a4257c6782da Information Sharing Cultivate an environment in which members of DoDIIS routinely practice information sharing. _95991194-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.3 At its heart, information sharing is a behavior facilitated by technology. 16 To encourage information sharing, DS must cultivate an environment in which people routinely share information out of ease and obligation. DS must influence the development of legislation and directives that achieve information sharing and security by regulating technology advancements. 17 DS will encourage its employees to practice information sharing across the directorate and with external mission partners by fostering a "responsibility to provide" culture and influencing necessary policy and authority changes. 18 DS will: e84dd78a-ed82-4629-b138-8a0fc9059e59 Awareness & Emphasis Emphasize the value of sharing information and expand awareness of information sharing capabilities through release of DS-wide communications. _959912ac-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.3.1 882d2f91-405e-4daa-9d6d-ac3112c5c2af Compensation, Performance Objectives & Incentives Encourage information sharing by aligning compensation, performance objectives, and incentives around the behavior. _959913e2-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.3.2 3434bbef-18b4-417b-80b3-948bec9378b7 Training Train workforce and customers on information sharing practices and tools. _95991504-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.3.3 ccbcb547-5019-40de-a26f-18f27e04df94 Policies Advocate for relevant policy changes through partnerships with peer agencies and policymakers. _95991630-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 1.3.4 Peer Agencies Policymakers 22fbd3dd-09bf-429d-a675-fe89ae9635ed Security & Collaboration ACHIEVE WORLD-CLASS IT SECURITY AND COLLABORATION ACROSS MULTIPLE NETWORKS _9599177a-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 2 Internal and external security threats change rapidly as our enemies create new methods to compromise our IT systems. DS will provide a world-class security infrastructure and evolve its methods to protect the defense intelligence IT infrastructure from capable aggressors. DS will achieve security and facilitate information sharing, collaboration, and access to our portfolio of tools and services across multiple classification levels. 19 Today's mission requires intelligence information from across agency lines and classification levels. However, classified networks are numerous, complex, physically separate, and differ across agencies. Members of the defense intelligence community must log on to multiple machines and transfer information across networks to execute their mission. 20 The exchange process is time consuming and delays information from reaching users who need it. To meet mission needs, DS will build a security infrastructure to defend against threats in a dynamic network environment. DS will provide access between multiple secure networks by implementing persona-based access and influencing necessary policy changes. Infrastructure Build a security infrastructure to defend against threats in a dynamic network environment. _959918b0-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 2.1 Defense intelligence systems and networks are constantly under attack. Fortifying our systems and networks is difficult because as IT needs expanded, organizations independently developed IT infrastructures with unique standards and security provisions. A given network's weak security procedures can place DoDIIS' infrastructure at risk. To remedy this, DS will build a holistic security infrastructure including physical, network, cyber, and information security to secure defense and intelligence networks from threats. DS will: 9c486171-19de-441e-8d3e-b3836afd4116 Risks & Vulnerabilities Assess and manage security risks and vulnerabilities inherent in protecting the nation's most sensitive information. _959919fa-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 2.1.1 2c91544b-caac-4d00-a8fb-c4a1c1cd6916 Physical Security Build physical security infrastructure for the PCN to protect hardware, programs, and data from damage or loss. _95991b76-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 2.1.2 0fe8ea43-2ff5-4ab2-a711-cb98865e2ddc Detection & Defense Develop network and cyber security capabilities to detect and defend the network against internal and external threats. _95991cca-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 2.1.3 4f7cb9f0-ef4e-4cee-a960-16b840265f24 Configuration, Monitoring & Enforcement Manage security configurations and automate compliance monitoring and enforcement. _95991e28-967e-11e2-b640-34af9b93df96 2.1.4 fc47edf7-ab01-4ffb-a7c8-6190acbcb92e Persona-Based Access Securely connect multilevel security domains utilizing persona-based access. _8ce85096-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 2.2 DoDIIS uses multiple classified, physically separate networks to achieve mission goals. Members of DoDIIS must log in to multiple networks in order to access necessary information. Additionally, individuals have to forego access to certain tools that are limited to specific networks. 21 This process delays intelligence information from reaching those who need it. DS will increase delivery speed of critical mission services by maintaining distinct and physically connected networks that individuals will access through persona-based access. Users on one network will be able to connect to another network and access tools and information more easily because of reduced time required to log in to multiple networks. An individual's unique persona and clearance level will determine his or her level of access to information and tools. This will save time, money, and facilitate information sharing. DS will: e7d0914b-c2ea-4339-af01-445b09059b64 Solution Gaps Assess the solution gaps on JWICS, SIPR, NIPR and across TS/SCI networks. _8ce8556e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 2.2.1 659004b9-d54c-493a-99db-d7a7c1a0c564 Bridge Bridge physical division of classified networks. _8ce85776-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 2.2.2 5bb670f8-472a-4874-beec-8abed0ddf999 Access Management Implement persona-based identity access management across its user base. _8ce85906-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 2.2.3 39c19af8-d3cf-43ce-b102-07d0f2158894 Policies & Authorities Influence evolution of policies and authorities. _8ce85cf8-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 2.3 Transforming the IT infrastructure in the defense intelligence community requires changes beyond technology. Historical IT infrastructure is the basis for current policies and authorities and therefore limits future development of IT. As the defense intelligence community progresses to meet evolving mission needs and leverages technology, IT policies and authorities must also evolve to remain relevant and current. Specifically, policy changes are required to build the PCN, support access to multiple networks, and implement persona-based identity management. DS will: 30e9aa8a-ecc6-4590-8e98-f3d691dd26fc Policy Gaps Identify policy gaps that impact implementation and adoption of PCN capabilities, connecting networks, and persona-based identity management. _8ce85e7e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 2.3.1 a9ba4d97-b97d-44d2-bd6e-6c55294989e9 Partnership & Influence Work with mission partners to influence relevant IT related policies. _8ce8600e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 2.3.2 c9263633-a6c5-424b-a47e-edcf7431e788 Workforce DEVELOP THE DS WORKFORCE _8ce861c6-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 3 DS will face greater challenges as the organization and mission expand to address changing technology and security threats. The DS workforce is the key to successful execution of the DIA and DoDIIS mission. DS staff is responsible for executing the mission on a day-to-day basis while planning for and progressing towards the DS Strategic Vision. The mission challenges of the next two to five years will require diverse intellectual perspectives and a broad range of skills. DS will shape the workforce for the future by developing current employees and recruiting new talent. By shaping the DS workforce and enhancing technology, DS will contribute to developing IT skills across DoDIIS. As this community utilizes the enhanced technology provided by DS, such as self-service, collaboration tools, etc, they will develop their skills and abilities to achieve optimal performance. Skills & Expertise Develop workforce skills and expertise necessary to execute our Strategic Vision and build the next generation of technology leadership for DoDIIS. _8ce8634c-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 3.1 DS will establish and operate a training program for DS employees. The DS workforce needs adequate training, tools, and opportunities to refresh skills, develop new competencies, and prepare for leadership roles. Talented junior employees can draw on their valuable training and experiences to become the next generation of DS leaders, as our current workforce retires. The training and experience working with DS will also equip select employees to lead the broader DoDIIS community's technology growth in a rapidly changing environment. In order to maximize growth potential for employees, DS will: be87153e-b6fb-42a1-b45d-86119cc86aaa IDPs Align employees' Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and yearly objectives to the DS Strategic Vision and Career Path Guides _8ce864d2-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 3.1.1 a8c03de2-5d45-49c4-a361-307197aeec0e Training Optimize current workforce skills and abilities by providing regular and relevant training opportunities and experiences to individuals at all levels _8ce8669e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 3.1.2 b2efb29d-10dc-447f-ab53-634f53045f51 Recruitment Recruit diverse talent necessary to increase depth and breadth of workforce capabilities to address future needs. _8ce8682e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 3.2 While DS' current workforce possesses skills and competencies to meet today's demands, the future will require new capabilities. DS will build its workforce by recruiting individuals with appropriate skills and knowledge to replace departing employees, in addition to training current employees in critical skills. DS will: c96339e7-c0d5-4eb2-9fc7-048f8c5807e9 Attraction Attract talent by establishing a new talent value proposition centered on the unique opportunities at DS to contribute to national security and develop advanced technology. _8ce869d2-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 3.2.1 9f5f74a7-f65d-4875-933b-db77c984b7d4 Key Sources & Focus Secure top talent efficiently and effectively by identifying key sources of talent and executing a focused recruitment strategy. _8ce86cca-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 3.2.2 34faf50b-f555-49ed-881a-53916cb56444 Contractors Supplement workforce with contractors to address the need for rapidly changing IT skills. _8ce86e8c-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 3.2.3 dfe162b4-136a-4965-829c-aafc8f6e66a3 New Employees Enhance new employees' ability to be productive, high performing contributors to the mission by developing and implementing ... _8ce8704e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 3.2.4 8fb6b24d-f6ff-4fee-b2ec-4ed169449344 Operations OPERATE EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY _8ce8729c-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4 We must meet our customer and internal mission needs without fail; U.S. national security depends on DS. In order to understand and meet customer needs effectively, DS must build trust as a mission partner. A mission partner goes beyond traditional desktop and network support, fully understands and aligns to its customers' agenda, and works in partnership to provide the most relevant and timely comprehensive technology solutions to enable mission execution. DS will earn a reputation as a mission partner by consistently delivering on customers' expectations and enhancing customer service during support interactions. DS understands holistically what it takes to become a mission partner and will work diligently to enhance customer trust. While our commitment to our customers is endless, our resources are limited. DS must meet our customers' mission by being good stewards of taxpayer resources and operating efficiently. DS must also enable IT efficiencies throughout DoDIIS since information technology has been one of the great levers for lowering operating costs. Improving efficiency and effectiveness will help us excel at our own mission, and enable others to perform theirs, faster, with higher quality, and at a lower cost. We will execute our mission with operational excellence. DS will steward IT resources through its control of the IT budget. Effectiveness: Increase customer satisfaction ... Efficiency: Achieve our mission with decreased funding by resourcefully leveraging internal assets and improving productivity. DS has an enduring duty to use taxpayer resources wisely, never forgetting that we work on behalf of American citizens. Organizations frequently use information technology to generate significant operating efficiencies. DS will lead DoDIIS in taking advantage of new technology to continuously reduce cost and improve productivity, both internally within DS and DIA and in our customer organizations. Customer Satisfaction & Trust Achieve consistently higher levels of customer satisfaction by building customer trust. _8ce8745e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.1 DS is a customer-centric organization dedicated to working with DoDIIS as a mission partner. Our promise to our customers is, "Committed to mission and partnership, DS meets your IT needs." As such, customer satisfaction is a key measure of DS' mission success. Building trust is at the crux of improving customer satisfaction with DS. Customers across DoDIIS most value working with a trustworthy IT organization; an organization they can rely on to deliver consistent products and services that work and respond to their needs. Given customers' emphasis on trust, DS must enhance customer relationships by earning credibility and building trust at both the enterprise level and through individual interactions. DS will build trust in two ways. First, DS will consistently offer effective, reliable, products and service to meet customers' mission needs. DS will also establish greater transparency into available products and service request fulfillment, thus clarifying expectations and creating visibility into DS performance. Trust is the foundation of mission partnership. Earning and keeping the right to be a mission partner requires understanding customer needs and proactively partnering with customers during early mission phases to execute mission priorities. DS will: 7651de1b-aa81-4e79-b32d-4d73f12e6411 Service Level Commitments Set customer experience expectations by establishing service level commitments and measuring, synthesizing, and communicating DS progress against service levels. _8ce8762a-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.1.1 b3480d95-72bc-4d5b-978c-6920e789117a Products & Services Provide effective products and customer service that meet customer needs. _8ce87832-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.1.2 b0a2291b-b260-49f6-93a8-e4dfe7dc9894 Communications Release communications that encourage customers to adopt new products and services. _8ce879fe-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.1.3 00f57e75-69e2-4d3c-9d17-e8b72b61e5be Service Excellence Build reputation for service excellence. _8ce87be8-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.2 In order to be given the opportunity to team with customers, customers must believe that DS will effectively and consistently provide mission necessary IT services. DS' reputation must be strong enough to support this belief. To strengthen our reputation, we will deliver proactive, timely, knowledgeable, and professionally courteous customer service that our customers across DoDIIS desire. DS will design timely and effective customer service interactions for each type of customer, with clear business rules and expectations. We deliver these consistent customer experiences in order to build trust and exceed customer expectations. DS will: 1531a49d-68a4-4d2c-8f59-7fcf4039566d Service Interactions Design and implement efficient and effective customer service interactions. _8ce87e0e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.2.1 b99705ea-42aa-4949-a782-bf251da7cbcc Importance Factors Infuse customer importance factors into service processes for each customer interaction channel. _8ce8800c-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.2.2 309d5e4d-ddef-4b41-bf8f-795fbd9ed549 Frontline Service Deliver consistent professional frontline service. _8ce8821e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.2.3 77f4affc-0567-419e-b489-1a8d4b3902e4 Priorities Prioritize mission critical service requests. _8ce8849e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.2.4 555de5ff-6393-488b-b688-b6916b0c73e0 Fulfillment Fulfill service requests on time or earlier to meet and exceed customer expectations. _8ce88796-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.2.5 5ec503e0-22ae-4f3d-acc9-b10b12ae440a Self Service Develop a robust self-service support tool to save customers time and effort necessary to request support. _8ce889f8-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.2.6 dd35356c-d7a3-4f11-8699-e6431af906ed Help Desk Build help desk capacity for customers who seek face-to-face or telephone support. _8ce88c3c-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.2.7 2f1e8f9c-bc80-4885-af8e-c72be028c993 Service Consistency Consistently deliver services across all regions. _8ce88e44-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.2.8 5440628e-1d33-43c7-99ef-7180f6553bbf IT Operations Enhance IT operational efficiency. _8ce892ea-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.3 DS is committed to using taxpayers' dollars efficiently to progress the mission of DoDIIS. DS will use resources more efficiently by seeking greater mission benefit from existing technology assets and reforming our business processes. Currently, the disparate systems and networks of DoDIIS involve significant maintenance and upgrade costs. Implementing shared cloud computing technology and services as well as providing increased crossdomain access to common products are two key initiatives to leveraging economies of scale to increase buying power. These initiatives will also reduce redundant efforts and costs associated with IT development and operation across DoDIIS. Moreover, in line with the Federal CIO's efforts to reduce data centers, DS will continue consolidating data centers to gain cost savings and contribute to creating a greener IT infrastructure. In addition, DS will: b5c89d08-7664-4580-9ac8-b49953da1bca Reviews Regularly review how we operate at the leadership level to find step change improvements in operations, processes, and asset utilization. _8ce89538-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.3.1 5ce7140f-36ed-4da4-aeca-359376b7c5ee Process Improvement Commit to an effective continuous process improvement program so that we constantly identify and capture small and large ways to execute the mission better, faster, and cheaper. _8ce89a10-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.3.2 fbb089f8-72a3-4ad8-bbaa-a672229262fc Customer Productivity Improve customer productivity. _8ce89c5e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.4 In addition to capturing efficiencies internal to DS, we will also help our customers identify and capture efficiencies. First, DS will continuously identify, share, and help implement IT tools that speed operations, improve collaboration, improve workflow, and reduce costs. Providing cloud-computing services to facilitate information sharing and enabling increased cross-domain access to technology solutions are examples of how DS will improve employee productivity. Our role also extends to helping customers reduce waste and complexity. In this context, providing standard products and services to meet customer needs is a critical part of how DS will build trust and advance DS' relationship with its customers, while also reducing operating costs. DS customers desire reliable basic desktop and network solutions, in addition to expecting DS to deliver on their unique needs. 27 These needs are even more pronounced at the edge, defined as those places in the world where DS customers are actively engaged in enforcing or protecting U.S. foreign policy at the tactical level. DS is committed to understanding customer needs and helping them work effectively and efficiently. DS will: 933a5085-2b8b-477b-838f-eb8b9b3af0ba Desktops Deliver a reliable desktop experience by assigning DS resources to priority projects focused exclusively on the desktop experience. _8ce89eb6-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.4.1 48c56f0f-4d04-4e33-8e5b-cbd144dac9c5 Tools Provide simple tools that customers can easily understand and use. _8ce8a0d2-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.4.2 cd8c572b-46a4-48c0-bbb5-c3f99d578a1d Training Aids & Demos Offer training aids and demos to help customers understand how to use more complicated products and services. _8ce8a2e4-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.4.3 6d457960-f9c6-4ede-b03e-b937e0e079d4 Reedback Refine products based on customer feedback. _8ce8a550-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.4.4 043fe6c3-10d5-4a29-973f-40cd675bb9c8 Software & Hardware Improve most frequently used software and hardware with timely and easy to use upgrades. _8ce8a780-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.4.5 21dc55fe-5dba-4a65-a900-e6633e7d8c2f Product List Update product list frequently with a variety of relevant offerings that enable mission needs. _8ce8aaf0-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.4.6 ea929058-940a-4ed8-9d3c-199240b43e2c New Products Release new products quickly based on priority requests and urgent requirements. _8ce8ad70-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.4.7 69996fe1-d2f3-425c-ba7f-8ace70983064 Customer Needs Meet unique customer needs at the Edge by providing updated, reliable, equipment. _8ce8afa0-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.4.8 b00eeed5-23c6-4a59-9b60-e3f21a9b7c3d Geographic Disbursement Optimize geographic disbursement of workforce and capabilities. _8ce8b284-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.5 Information technology plays an important role in helping organizations efficiently surmount time and space constraints. This is important as the DS and DIA workforces are geographically disbursed. DS' role is to provide communication, collaboration, and mission tools that reduce or eliminate the inefficiencies associated with operating in multiple work locations. On behalf of the agency, we will help implement solutions that help us and our customers accomplish missions effectively, regardless of time and physical location considerations. DS will: 370105ec-a03b-4d63-97d3-2ac8fe0a9561 Communication & Collaboration Tools Provide effective communication and collaboration tools based on assessment of customer needs. _8ce8b720-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.5.1 bb0c3fba-3659-4633-ae7e-c9435ba56ade Product Tailoring Tailor products for employees working in unique situations. _8ce8b96e-9683-11e2-a773-b6c49b93df96 4.5.2 3cf91bfe-07a0-4d95-9b03-005914fcaa6a 2012-10-01 2017-10-30 2013-03-26 Owen Ambur Submit error.