The Data Insights Directorate executes Department-wide performance management responsibilities by establishing metrics to measure progress towards the Department’s strategic goals and priorities.

The Data Insights Directorate provides transparency and decision support while maintaining responsibility for the development of common, transparent enterprise business data. The Directorate supports business decision-making through development of performance management tools, such as a repository of common enterprise data. Fulfilling requirements of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the director of Data Insights serves as the Department's Chief Data Officer, providing for the availability of common, usable, department-wide data sets, and developing an associated data governance process for transparency of enterprise data. The director of the Data Insights Directorate oversees extraction and analysis of data supporting business reform and audit recommendations; thus, improving operations throughout the Department.