Industry Perspective

Paul Monticciolo

Open systems vital to new defense era

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.

Igal Sharret

A holistic approach to tactical comms

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.

Simon Kershaw

Commercial satcom remains vital to military

The Defense Department's next-generation space systems alone cannot meet projected requirements for wideband communications.

Ed Hammersla

Cross domain office produces visible results

The Unified Cross Domain Management Office validates and tests information-sharing products to speed deployment throughout DOD and intelligence agencies.

Alfred Lumpkin

Brighter days ahead for unmanned systems

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.

Rick Lober

Technology leap needed for comms-on-the-move

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.

Philip Harlow

DOD's commercial satcom strategy needs adjustment

Will a one-size-fits-all approach limit DOD's access to global satellite capacity where and when the warfighter needs it?

David Myers

New breed of mission partners will support flexible field comms

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.

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