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For the defense community, spectrum challenges largely take two forms: being able to use communications and networking devices to move increasingly large amounts of digitized information, and being able to employ sensors and other transmitters amid commercial pressures for precious bandwidth. Plus, disruptive technologies create new markets and networks while displacing existing technologies.

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    SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT
    The infocentric military relies on spectrum access and exploitation to an ever-increasing degree. However, the infocentric society increasingly has the same requirements. For the defense community, spectrum challenges largely take two forms: being able to use communications and networking devices to move increasingly large amounts of digitized information, and being able to employ sensors and other transmitters amid commercial pressures for precious bandwidth.

    DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
    The 21st century has taken shape as being even more technology-oriented than its predecessor. Technology directly influences virtually all aspects of daily lives, from subsistence to consumption and across the spectrum of activities from social life to international geopolitics. Yet the direction of even this dynamic era may be altered significantly by new technologies yet to emerge from laboratories. Disruptive technologies are defined as those that create new markets and networks while displacing existing technologies, but their disruptive nature can extend well beyond conventional definitions.


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