As the Defense Department seeks to reduce the number of new, major programs and focus on more frequent technology refreshes, open-systems architectures will enable straightforward integration of new capabilities.
Wireless ad-hoc mesh networks can make voice and data tactical communications possible in austere environments where infrastructure may not exist and electrical power is scarce.
The Defense Department's next-generation space systems alone cannot meet projected requirements for wideband communications.
The Unified Cross Domain Management Office validates and tests information-sharing products to speed deployment throughout DOD and intelligence agencies.
The unmanned systems industry is poised to serve any mission for the Defense and State departments and also for law enforcement and other civilian agencies.
Communications-on-the move technology must continue to evolve to keep intelligence data in motion and to feed it to the warfighter where and when it's needed.
Will a one-size-fits-all approach limit DOD's access to global satellite capacity where and when the warfighter needs it?
Industry partners are stepping forward to provide the services that will enable field forces to connect and share information in real-time across multiple disperse locations, both in theater and around the world.