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No single person or organization in the DOD has an end-to-end picture of the sustainment system – this drives bad decision-making

Access to data is often limited: databases are stovepiped, and many organizations are reluctant to share data (even within the Navy).

Even knowledge is stovepiped: many databases are cryptic and poorly documented, and knowledge is often tribal. Having the data isn’t enough, you have to be able to interpret it.

Fixing this is a tall order: it requires a systematic, long-term effort that crosses many organizations and echelons of the sustainment system, but no single Navy group has either the authority or the analytic capability to lead this.