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It's On With China

November 19, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
Adm. Phil Davidson, USN, commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, speaks at TechNet Indo-Pacific. Credit: Bob Goodwin Photography

China is aggressively pursuing a global dominance strategy beginning with the Indo-Pacific region. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is working to counter China's aggression.

Innovation, Security Are Foundations of Future Defense Networking

November 19, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
Panelists discuss the Defense Department's digital modernization at TechNet Indo-Pacific 2019 in Honolulu. Credit: Bob Goodwin Photography

Government and industry must turn to innovation to provide future military networking.

Flying with Augmented Reality

November 18, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
A Santa Monica-based company has developed an augmented reality platform to allow fighter pilots to train in aerial warfare against virtual opponents. Credit: Photo courtesy of Red6 Aerospace.

Digital solution creates simulated adversaries for fighter pilots training in the skies.

 

Proper Training is at the Crux of Multidomain Operations

November 15, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s commanding general, Gen. Paul E. Funk , USA, speaks to soldiers at Ft. Benning, Georgia in September. How the Army trains its soldiers, especially its leaders, has to change to meet the demands of multidomain operations, he says. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright.

For the Army, investing in its people is the service’s way to be effective in all domains, leader says.

General Dynamics Mission Systems is Sustaining Navy MOUS Ground System

November 13, 2019

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, is awarded a $731,876,547 cost-plus-award-fee and firm-fixed-price indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract for Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) ground system sustainment. MUOS is a narrowband military satellite communications system that supports a worldwide, multiservice population of users, providing modern netcentric communications capabilities while supporting legacy terminals.

Progeny Systems Gets Contract Mod in Support of Naval Sea System

November 13, 2019

Progeny Systems Corp,* Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $9,653,476 fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract modification to previously awarded contract N00024-19-C-6201 to exercise options for Navy systems support. This effort will award the procurement of Navy equipment. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (50%); and Charleroi, Pennsylvania (50%), and is expected to be completed by August 2021. Fiscal year 2019 other procurement (Navy) funding for $9,653,476 will be obligated at time of award and funding will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

All-Domain Marines Take to the Fleet

November 14, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund, USMC, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, speaks to Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Reyes

For the Marine Corps, advancing multidomain operations means tying closer to the Navy.

DHS Awards Funds for Blockchain Security Technology

November 13, 2019
Posted by Julianne Simpson
Credit: Shutterstock/whiteMocca

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has a contract to develop blockchain security technology to prevent credential fraud.

Getting to Joint Warfighting

November 13, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
Gen. Mike Holmes, USAF, commander of Air Combat Command (r), receives a brief on U-2 Dragon Lady ejection procedures from Lt. Col. Charles, 9th Operations Group deputy commander, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco

For multidomain operations across the forces, the complex array of integrated sensors, data and secure processing needs to be effectively connected to warfighters.

Cold Water Operations Take Precedence

November 12, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, USN, commander, U.S. Second Fleet (c), speaks to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) wardroom during a visit to the Navy's newest aircraft carrier. Adm. Lewis spoke at MILCOM 2019. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott

The U.S. Second Fleet and its NATO command ally in Norfolk look to advance operations in the North Atlantic.

Taking Action on Military Internet of Things Devices

November 1, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
Cyber experts (l-r) Ray Letteer, Will Bush, Jean-Paul Bergeaux and Lisa Lee, discuss the risks of Internet of Things devices during AFCEA Quantico-Potomac’s Annual Cyber Security Panel event on October 31 at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Military leaders need to address the risks of IoT equipment with a comprehensive strategy, experts warn.

DISA Begins Implementing Fourth Estate Initiative

October 30, 2019
By George I. Seffers
DISA is beginning to implement plans to build a common network infrastructure for 14 defense agencies known as the “fourth estate.” The effort could save hundreds of millions of dollars over the long term. Credit: ktsdesign/Shutterstock

DISA's Fourth Estate Network Optimization (4ENO) Initiative moves to the initial implementation phase and could save hundreds of millions of dollars over the lifetime of the program.

DISA Prototypes Eliminate Cyber Threats Daily

October 30, 2019
By George I. Seffers
DISA’s Cloud Based Internet Isolation prototyping initiative eliminates potential threats from unclassified networks by showing Internet browsers a movie-like representation of the the websites they view. The agency plans to select one of two prototypes in the spring. Credit: Alexander Supertramp/Shutterstock

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Cloud Based Internet Isolation prototyping effort is already eliminating cyber threats every day.

 

President's Commentary: The Indo-Pacific Region Has Entered a Crucial Period

November 1, 2019
By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)

We stand at a crossroads in the Indo-Pacific region, and the actions we take now may well determine the future of the region and beyond.

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Confronts Growing Regional Dynamism

November 1, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
U.S. Air Force and Navy aircraft join ships of the USS Ronald Reagan in a multiservice exercise in the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) seeks expanded capabilities to counter new and growing threats across a region that comprises more than half the Earth’s surface.  MC2 Kenneth Abbate

The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is gathering resources and partners to maintain an effective military and diplomatic presence against rivals and other threats to peace and security.

AFCEA Spring Scholarships Support Students Nationwide

November 1, 2019
Undergraduate STEM Diversity Scholarship winner Lara Quiring receives her certificate from Col. Sean Murphy, USAF, chapter president, at the Greater Omaha Chapter luncheon in August.

AFCEA International has awarded more than $70,000 in the form of 25 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year to both undergraduate and graduate students nationwide.

Incoming: Multidomain Operations and What Innovation Means for the Future of Warfare

November 1, 2019
By Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, USA (Ret.)
The multidomain operations concept envisions future wars being executed extremely fast and incorporating a great deal of automation and networking to connect sensors to warfighters across all domains—land, air, sea, space and cyber. Credit: Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock

As the Defense Department moves to embrace more innovation, it will change the way our future wars will be fought.

California Raises the Bar on Consumer Privacy

November 1, 2019
By Matt Dumiak
Protected data includes any information that can directly or indirectly identify an individual, such as name, driver’s license information, address, passport number, Social Security number and email address.

The California Consumer Privacy Act gives the state’s residents the ability to see and control the personal data companies have, share and sell.

DARPA's Ocean of Things Ripples Across Research Areas

November 1, 2019
By George Seffers
DARPA’s Ocean of Things program may be the largest effort for deploying sensors in the ocean, but others are interested in gathering oceanic data.  Willyam Bradberry/Shutterstock

The U.S. Defense Department could one day place thousands of low-cost, floating sensors into the ocean to collect environmental data.

Multidomain Operations May Hinge on IoT Capabilities

November 1, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
Green Beret forces train for multidomain operations in a joint exercise with the U.S. Air Force. Adapting technologies and capabilities from the Internet of Things (IoT) may hold the key toward achieving vital capabilities for Army multidomain warfighters.  U.S. Army

The U.S. Army is looking toward the Internet of Things to reshape the future force for multidomain operations.

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