Commercial satellite communications will continue to play a vital role in day-to-day communications and contingency operations even when next-generation space systems are deployed.
Improved governance can help ensure the success of critical DOD enterprise initiatives.
Unified communications represents a sea of change in which all the necessary end-to-end logistics, information security and assurance, and field and network support are provided through a communications system's life cycle.
The Defense Department must make a special effort to extend the IP platform to support mobile business application integration to reap the full benefit of convergence.
The strategy of using common technology standards for ground combat systems offers an array of benefits for warfighters.
Military and intelligence agencies must take steps to improve cellular communications security against increasingly sophisticated hacking tools.
It's important in tight budget times to ensure that networks with a satellite communications component are configured to move the most data possible using the least amount of bandwidth possible to minimize costs.
In an era of declining defense budgets, the Defense Department and industry are emphasizing affordability and closely examining factors that might help them reduce costs.