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Kris Osborn

Kris Osborn is a former editor of Defense Systems.
IT Infrastructure

DIUx accelerates AI development for predictive maintenance on F-16s

Emerging machine-learning technology is being rapidly installed on Air Force F-16s and E-3 Sentry to accelerate predictive maintenance.

Connected Warrior

Army tests AI-enabled, power-enhancing exoskeleton

A new combat exoskeleton uses AI to strengthen soldier performance by mirroring specific walking patterns of individual soldiers.

IT Infrastructure

Automation will streamline Air Force data processing, command control

The Air Force is looking to industry and the newest generation of airmen for ways to automate and streamline multi domain operations.

Cyber

DISA and the Army use commercial cloud to enable SIPRNet smartphone networking

Cloud migration is helping with JRSS implementation and additional security on combat-relevant handheld devices.

Connected Warrior

New Army commercial cloud deal offers smartphone chat, video & voice

An AT&T Unified Capabilities deal will expedite cloud-based voice, video, chat and data services.

IT Infrastructure

BAE offers new high-speed, resilient space computer

A new BAE space computer is designed to improve space missions, such as surveillance, tracking and planetary exploration.

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Samsung works with U.S. military to prototype new high-speed 5G network

Samsung developers say its new 5G network brings much faster speeds, higher bandwidth and improved security.

IT Infrastructure

Navy and Army Cyber Mission Force teams are now operational

Navy and Army cyber warriors will now be fortified by 40 operational cyber teams to protect forward deployed missions.

IT Infrastructure

Navy Knifefish undersea drone detects numerous mines in test

An Navy undersea drone is expected to be operational in the next few months after successfully completing contractor trials.

Connected Warrior

Army transforms its fleet of bomb-detecting robots to common chassis, standards

A new deal with Endeavor Robotics is designed to speed the Army’s move to new ground robots built upon a common chassis.

IT Infrastructure

Army fast-tracks new man-packable counter-drone EW weapons

The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force is accelerating development of EW weapons to jam and disable enemy small drone threats.

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Army says data consolidation improves security and cloud migration

An ongoing Army effort to modernize AKO and other data systems is accelerating a service-wide data consolidation plan.

Connected Warrior

Firm develops rugged navigation device for a GPS-denied environment

The Army and DOD are working with industry to engineer networking technologies able to connect combat forces in an environment where GPS systems are jammed or disabled.

IT Infrastructure

Army seeks next-gen targeted EW attack technology for drones

A recent Army RFI looks for mature EW technologies to mount on the wing of a Gray Eagle drone.

IT Infrastructure

DOD tests and deploys upgraded JRSS

The Navy and other U.S. military services are now conducting an operational assessment of the Joint Regional Security Stacks to ensure its defensive capability

IT Infrastructure

Army upgrades ruggedized vehicle-mounted computers, force tracking software

The Army is preparing to select a vendor to build a new Mounted Family of Computer Systems with faster processing speed and an improved user interface.

IT Infrastructure

Soldiers get upgraded, cloud-centered AKO platform

The Army is modernizing its Army Knowledge Online portal to consolidate data centers, move to the cloud and increase the range of soldier driven functions on the system.

IT Infrastructure

DOD launches aggressive new cloud migration effort

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has directed a new cloud migration acquisition initiative which calls for greater collaboration with the private sector and expedited technology development.

Cyber

Navy unveils new data analytics strategy

A new Navy Strategy for Data and Analytics Optimization calls for faster innovation, deployment and integration with emerging commercial technology.