Editor's Note

Barry Rosenberg

Military comms and networks near major breakthroughs

We have entered the new year with many of the same problems -- better situational awareness needed for dismounted soldiers and marines being one of those items at the top of the list -- but there are encouraging signs that many of the vexing issues related to communications and networks will experience breakthroughs in 2012.

Defense opinions on enterprise, networking initiatives evolve

The mindsets of DOD officials and military leaders have changed over the course of 2011 regarding key enterprise and networking initiatives.

Comms-on-the-move revolutionizes military tactics

A revolution is taking place in the form of communications-on-the-move in which dismounted soldiers and those at the lower echelons can take advantage of advanced communications capabilities to keep in touch with each other and their commanders.

Barry Rosenberg

Army integration exercise will improve situational awareness

Defense Systems' staff visited Army facilities at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in May to learn first-hand about the technologies that went into the Network Integration Exercise.

Barry Rosenberg

There's a lot at stake with military modernization programs

The eyes of all the military services are on DISA and its efforts to develop a private cloud of enterprise services for enhanced communication and collaboration across the Defense Department.

In quest of the agnostic radio

Limited user tests under way this summer at White Sands Missile Range will focus on maturing two radio waveforms so they eventually can be ported to hardware agnostic radios.

Looking for a silver lining in military clouds

Two significant events with a bearing on military cloud computing occurred on the same day in the latter half of April.

Laying the foundation for future networks

In the ever-expanding world of defense networks, no other Defense Department agency has more on its plate than the Defense Information Systems Agency.

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