Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is considered the nation’s premiere IT combat support agency and the trusted provider to connect and protect the warfighter in cyberspace. DISA provides, operates and assures command and control (C2), information-sharing capabilities, and a globally accessible enterprise information network that directly supports DoD and the services. “We have supported and enhanced,” explains Caroline Kuharske, acting chief data officer, “the overall communication infrastructure at a global scale to support the warfighters.

Morgan Swink

Dr. Morgan Swink teaches and leads research in areas of supply chain management, innovation management, project management, and operations strategy. Dr. Swink’s current research projects address digital transformation, innovation management, servitization, visibility, collaborative integration, and financial impacts of supply management policies. He has been ranked among the top ten innovation management scholars in the world, and among the top 75 most productive operations management scholars. Dr.

Daniel Chen

Dr. Daniel Chen is a Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management of the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, U.S.A. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Georgia and also holds an M.B.A degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Chen has combined years of industrial experiences in entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and management consulting before entering the academic field.

David Preston

Dr. David Preston is a Professor of Information Systems at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration and M.B.A from the University of Georgia and a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from the University of Florida. His research interests include the role/impact of executive IS/business management with regard to organizational IS, IS strategic alignment, and strategic implementation of analytics.

The Key to Modern Governmental Supply Chain Practice: Analytical Technology Innovation

Over the past few years the COVID-19 pandemic has done much to expose and highlight critical gaps and flaws in the global supply chain. While demand for products and services continues to surge, key players in the supply chain delivery value chain struggle to meet that demand in a timely fashion. Scarce supply has resulted in increasing prices for finished goods and raw materials and an inflationary global economy.

Mark F. Newsome

Mark Newsome is the Center's Healthcare Fellow and an IBM Senior Partner, Industry Leader, U.S. Federal Healthcare Consulting. He has an extensive background in health care management, government affairs, and business development. He is a retired Army Medical Service Corps Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with over 25 years of active duty service culminating as Army Medical Congressional Budget Liaison with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, Pentagon.

Intelligent, Agile, Responsive Supply Chain in Support of the Nation’s Veterans

A recent GAO report profiled the status and condition of efforts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to modernize its medical supply chain. VA, as with many other organizations and industries dependent on a mission-critical supply chain, seeks to adopt newer technologies on its journey “to become a lean, efficient supply chain that is recognized by its peers as being among the best in health care.”

Caroline Kuharske


Weekly Roundup: February 21-25, 2022

DHS Deputy CDO Emphasizes Data for Evidence-Based Decisions. Carlene Ileto, deputy chief data officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), explained the agency’s data strategy and data governance approaches at a Feb. 23 virtual event organized by FCW, and emphasized how DHS is aiming to use data for making evidence-based decisions.


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