Industry Perspective

Keith Norton

Commercial Satcom remains vital to military ops

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.

Warren Suss

How to make DOD enterprise initiatives work

Improved governance can help ensure the success of critical DOD enterprise initiatives.

Mike Bristol

Unified communications surpasses everything over IP

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.

Success with IP convergence depends on clear guiding vision

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.

Glynn Raymer

Standardized tech reaps rewards on battlefield

The strategy of using common technology standards for ground combat systems offers an array of benefits for warfighters.

Secure cellular comms could continue to be a hero

Military and intelligence agencies must take steps to improve cellular communications security against increasingly sophisticated hacking tools.

Satellite efficiency can drive much-needed savings

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.

A blueprint for lowering acquisition 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.

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