Hindrance to Live Data Connections

First contact between the Data Readiness Task Force (DRTF) and Aviation Logistics Center Infrastructure Services Division (ALC ISD) was in mid-January 2022.  Unfortunately, it became apparent immediately as the data owners for Asset Logistics Management Information System (ALMIS), ALC ISD were minimally staffed and limited by resources. ALC ISD’s clear preference was to activate technologyContinue reading Hindrance to Live Data Connections

Data Connections to the Coast Guard’s Integrated Data Environment

It is very easy to let pessimism seep into a post on automated data connections to the Coast Guard’s new Integrated Data Environment (IDE).  The truth is, after the Coast Guard’s IDE migrated onto the Coast Guard’s NIPRnet (CGONE), it was not new.  The contract Period of Performance began on September 15th, 2021 and theContinue reading Data Connections to the Coast Guard’s Integrated Data Environment

Who is the Commandant’s Data Analyst?

Who is the Commandant’s data analyst?  This question may seem to be an unproductive exercise.  If you are a data analyst, and you are in the Coast Guard, are you not the Commandant’s data analyst?  The truth is, the Coast Guard has been working around fully incorporating analysts into decision-making since Big Data rose toContinue reading “Who is the Commandant’s Data Analyst?”

Metrics of Data Driven Organization

In my previous post I highlighted metrics of a data driven organization.  I would like to spend some time expanding upon them.  Admittedly, I cannot claim these metrics as my own.  However, they serve as a true North as I assess organizations.  And more specifically, they serve as the true North as I judge theContinue reading Metrics of Data Driven Organization

Military Operations Research Society 90th Symposium

This week we interrupt our regularly scheduled journaling of Coast Guard data efforts to discuss my experience at the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) 90th Symposium.  Overall, I have mixed feelings about the MORS Symposium.  I started my work as an analyst in the Coast Guard in February of 2020.  So, the MORS 88th andContinue reading “Military Operations Research Society 90th Symposium”

Implementing a Big Data Platform on CGONE NIPRnet

The Coast Guard hand selected its solution for an Integrated Data Environment (IDE) (analyst desires be damned).  Fast forward, and the Coast Guard’s Data Readiness Task Force (DRTF) awarded a contract to Enlighten IT Consulting, LLC (a BDP has not been implemented by any other company) to implement a Coast Guard Big Data Platform (BDP).Continue reading “Implementing a Big Data Platform on CGONE NIPRnet”

Initial Analyst Hopes for a Coast Guard Integrated Data Environment

Upon reporting to the Data Readiness Task Force (DRTF) and upon hearing discussions for procuring a Big Data Platform (BDP) for the Coast Guard, it was understandably not apparent a BDP was a specific data analytics solution the Coast Guard had already selected.  In fact, I thought BDP and Integrated Data Environment (IDE) were beingContinue reading “Initial Analyst Hopes for a Coast Guard Integrated Data Environment”

What is a Big Data Platform?

What do you think when you hear Big Data Platform (BDP)?  When I first reported to the Data Readiness Task Force (DRTF), I assumed that BDP was interchangeable with Integrated Data Environment (IDE).  “Big Data” and “Platform”.  It obviously must be some type of cloud based data analytics system.  Cloud based because otherwise average (andContinue reading “What is a Big Data Platform?”

Desires of a Coast Guard Analyst

In a previous post I highlighted that as an analyst in the Coast Guard each analysis was beginning the same way: which is to say, there is never an assumption the Coast Guard has data ready to go.  Common preliminary questioning often include: “Where is the data?” “You don’t have data.  Where can we getContinue reading “Desires of a Coast Guard Analyst”

A Coast Guard Data Lake

Thus far we established the Coast Guard is seeking a data lake.  We also established the Coast Guard’s persistent use of legacy software systems results in disparate, semi-structured data silos.  And the issue of these data silos is compounded by the data silos being legacy software systems.  Because as modern technology solutions are sought toContinue reading “A Coast Guard Data Lake”