For the Navy to gain the most insights from its operational pause day, fleets could use data analytics to make faster, more informed decisions. Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, ordered an operational pause across the U.S. Navy, following the collision of the USS John S. McCain with an oil tanker near Singapore. Each fleet is tasked with taking one day off, as they see fit, to look into “operational tempo, performance, maintenance, equipment, and personnel.” […]

MeriTalk caught up with Cameron Chehreh, Federal chief technology officer, Dell, in anticipation of this year’s Dell EMC World 2016, Oct. 18-20 in Austin, Texas. We spoke with Chehreh about Federal IT modernization efforts and what’s driving agencies toward a more digital government.