US Air Force: Safeguarding Personnel Data at Enterprise Scale
- Industry and Business Use Cases
- 40 min
The US Air Force VAULT platform is a cloud-native enterprise data platform designed to provide the Department of the Air Force (DAF) with a robust, interoperable, and secure data environment. The strategic goals of VAULT include:
- Leading Data Culture - Increase data use and literacy to improve efficiency and effectiveness of decisions, readiness, mission operations, and cybersecurity.
- A Catalyst for Sharing Data - Make data Visible, Accessible, Understandable, Linked, and Trusted (VAULT).
- Driving Data Capabilities - Increase access to the right combination of state-of-the-art technologies needed to best utilize data.
To achieve these goals, the VAULT team created a self-service platform to onboard and extract, transform and load data, perform data analytics, machine learning and visualization, and data governance. Supporting over 50 tenants across NIPR and SIPR, adds complexity to maintaining data security while ensuring data can be shared and utilized for analytics. To meet these goals VAULT requires dynamic and granular data access controls to both mitigate data exposure (due to compromised accounts, attackers monitoring a network, and other threats) while empowering users via self-service analytics. Protection of sensitive data is key to enable VAULT to support key use cases such as personal readiness to optimally place Airmen trainees to meet production goals, increase readiness, and match trainees to their preferences.