Industry representatives have been quick to highlight the performance of their systems at the recently concluded Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, and how they will field as part of the Capability Set 13 (CS 13) architecture beginning in October.
NIE 12.2 served as a critical milestone to validate a network and communications architecture that will serve as a foundation for all future Army combat communications.
Developing a core DOD infrastructure of networks, computing centers and enterprise services remains a top priority for DISA.
Designers think creatively to meet the evolving communications needs of dispersed and mobile forces.
The military is still striving to increase bandwidth, linking satellite and terminal design while turning to commercial suppliers for hosted payloads and more capabilities.
The launch of the first Mobile User Objective System satellite in February marks a major step forward for the military’s communications-on-the-move projects.
New radio and network technologies present opportunities and challenges.
DISA is slated to award contracts for the Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition and Global Information Grid Services Management programs in early 2012.