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Gen. John Hyten on Plans to Release New Joint Requirements for Data Management

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Gen. John Hyten
Gen. John Hyten Vice Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said he plans to introduce new joint requirements for managing data by the end of the year, Defense News reported Wednesday.

He said he intends for the joint requirements to address priorities in the areas of all domain command and control and logistics for joint fires.

“They’re not going to be the traditional requirements that you’ve looked at for years, capability description documents and capability production documents. They’re going to capabilities and attributes that programs have to have,” Hyten said Monday at a Defense Innovation Unit

“And if you don’t meet these, you don’t meet the joint requirements and therefore you don’t get through the gate, you don’t get money. That’s how we’re going to hold it,” he said. 

He also cited the role of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council in updating those data requirements.