One challenge that Army officials face is creating a single enterprise for battle command applications that can follow a brigade when it deploys outside the continental United States.
The lessons of VOIP are helping expand and combine rich communications and collaboration on military networks.
An April cyberspace symposium provided a forum for military and private-sector cybersecurity experts to discuss the challenges of cyber deterrence and raise awareness about the severity of threats to military networks.
In response to persistent attempts to breach Defense Department networks, DOD officials are working in several areas to improve their ability to detect and respond to cyberattacks.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to put intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance at the top of warfighter needs.
The refinement of unmanned aircraft used for surveillance and attack missions is resulting in systems that are faster, stealthier and smarter than their predecessors.
The military’s transformational satellite program complements a number of existing military satellite communications systems.
The Transformational Satellite Communications System program hits key technology targets, but costs and alternative capabilities could keep the $20 billion program from getting into orbit.