Time to ‘block and tackle’: Draft strategy outlines Air Force’s future digital environment through 2028

WASHINGTON — In a new interim draft strategy, the Air Force’s chief information officer lays out the service’s vision over the next six years for its future digital environment, including implementing zero trust, accelerating cloud adoption and harnessing data and artificial intelligence.

“We’re no longer at a point where we have to necessarily grab new technology to solve our problems,” Air Force Chief Information Officer Lauren Knausenberger said Monday at the Department of the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower (DAFITC) conference. “We’re at the point where we really have to execute and we have to block and tackle and we have to be able to operate very, very effectively.”