A recent NATO exercise in Eastern Europe established criteria for NATO Response Force communications, including new technologies and cybersecurity, that will be essential if the rapid-reaction unit is called on in the event of a crisis imposed on an alliance member.
The U.S. Army is evolving and positioning its fleet of ground satellite communications terminals to ensure that units can successfully respond to multiple military or humanitarian contingencies anywhere in the world.
The U.S. Army’s tactical radio programs will meet a series of major milestones in the coming months, moving systems toward deployment into the hands of warfighters. Once fielded, the systems and their associated software will extend transmission range, provide on-demand satellite communications at the lowest levels and allow an alternative when satellite signals are degraded or denied.
The U.S. Army is working to team with industry and the other services to update its information technologies amid a greater emphasis on cyber. A multiyear plan establishing short- and long-term goals serves as the campaign map, but obstacles remain if the Army is to achieve its aims.
Most of the Defense Research and Engineering Network has received a major upgrade, providing U.S. military researchers with access to an unprecedented fast fiber optic network connecting five supercomputing centers at speeds 16 times faster than present rates.
As the Defense Department dives into the mobility ecosystem and embraces the use of mobile devices by the warfighter in the battlefield up to the highest echelons of leadership, it seeks solutions too for full-on mobility at the enterprise level. Devices are secure enough, leaders say. Now, they want solutions from industry on how to protect the data.
Hackers behind cybersecurity attacks on the U.S. federal government through the Office of Personnel Management pilfered personal information from a much more significant number of current and former employees than previously reported.
The mobile craze is paying off in the aviation industry, even as Inmarsat awaits the launch of its third next-generation satellite to complete a network providing ubiquitous communications capabilities around the world. The Global Xpress satellites will deliver high-speed broadband services, from flight cabins to flight decks.