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Barry Rosenberg

Barry Rosenberg is editor-in-chief of Defense Systems. Follow him on Twitter: @BarryDefense.
IT Infrastructure

Addressing security challenges of a common operating environment

Jim Quinn, vice president of C4ISR Systems for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, on sharing and security challenges of a common operating environment.

Army moves to tighten quick reaction development

Stephen Kreider talks about moving the PEO IEW&S enterprise to a system of systems architecture and bringing its quick-reaction technology development programs into a more structured construct as the war in Afghanistan winds down.

Cyber

Cyber winners in the fiscal 2013 budget

Though Pentagon planners are committed to making some hard line-item choices in their budgets in the coming years, they got it right when it came to accelerating the funding for cyber defense in fiscal year 2014 so it at least can have a fighting chance of keeping pace with technical and IT developments in the commercial/consumer world.

IT Infrastructure

Joint information and enterprise capabilities top DISA's priorities.

DISA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr. discusses enterprise services, mobile device management and security, big data analytics and the effect of sequestration on DISA programs.

IT Infrastructure

Defense Department to connect itself via $750 million contract for a high-speed fiber-optic network

CenturyLink wins Defense Research & Engineering Network III contract.

IT Infrastructure

Air Force names new round of winners in $6.9 billion NETCENTS-2 contract

Of the nine companies that won the original award in 2012, only four were chosen this time.

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Army lays out the way ahead for network modernization

The acquisition strategy that the Army has used for its mobile, tactical network known as Capability Set 13 will now be applied to the acquisition of the entire network.

IT Infrastructure

Mission support in times of austerity driving Army PEO EIS initiatives

Doug Wiltsie, program executive officer, Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, discusses budget cuts, Network 2020 and the strategic pivot to Asia.

IT Infrastructure

Industry questions DOD guidance on SATCOM and hosted payloads

Kay Sears, president of Intelsat General, on industry concerns about DOD guidance on satellite communications and hosted payloads.

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Another defense conference bites the dust

The Army's Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) said that it won't participate in the annual Belvoir Industry Days scheduled for April 1-3.

IT Infrastructure

The new Defense Department

The coming years for the military might likely point to a greater dependence on unmanned systems, a reliance on Special Operations and quick-reaction forces, and better situational awareness and networking for the fewer number of troops on the ground.

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The strategy behind DOD's realignment of tactical radios

COL William "Russ" Wygal, project manager, Tactical Radios, Army PEO C3T, on what lies ahead for the tactical radio programs in 2013.

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Navy moves forward on business and technology improvements

Terry Halvorsen, CIO, Department of the Navy, discusses business IT efficiency, cloud computing and enterprise e-mail.

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The Navy changes its mind and cancels CIO/IT conference

Just weeks after approving the Department of the Navy’s CIO/information technology conference, which is typically held in conjunction with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) West conference and exhibition in San Diego, the Navy changed it’s mind and has cancelled the event.

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Army DCGS receives deployment decision but without top secret capability

The Army's Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS-A) received a full deployment decision for its first increment from Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall on Dec. 14, but without top secret/sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI) capability.

Connected Warrior

Navy CANES receives Milestone C approval for limited production and deployment

The Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services (CANES) program received its Milestone C acquisition decision memorandum from Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall on Dec. 14.

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Department of Navy IT/CIO conference approved for January

The Department of the Navy’s CIO/information technology conference, which is typically held in conjunction with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) West conference and exhibition in San Diego, was approved by Navy Assistant for Administration Carla Lucchino.

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Senators Levin and McCain call for answers on failed Air Force ERP program

Calling the Air Force’s failed Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS) program “one of the most egregious examples of mismanagement in recent memory,” Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ), chairman and ranking member respectively of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Dec. 5 asking for answers on the $1 billion in wasted money spent on the enterprise resource planning system.

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SPAWAR combining ship and shore networks for information dominance

RADM Patrick Brady, commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, discusses key initiatives under way in the areas of information dominance, network consolidation, IT efficiency and mobile technology.

Defense Systems Super 75

We present the first annual Defense Systems Super 75, which recognizes the most innovative and agile companies operating in the net-centric battlespace.