digital data

October 16, 2020
By Robert K. Ackerman
Credit: Shutterstock/Aleksandar Malivuk

In addition to institutions such as NATO and the European Union (EU), one of the biggest players in North Atlantic defense is data, say European experts. Yet, nations often overlook the lessons generated by the private sector and not always pursuing effective investments in military information technology.

Those points were discussed at the AFCEA Europe Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) virtual event in late September. Maj. Gen. Erich Staudacher, GEAF (Ret.), AFCEA Europe general manager, offered that data increasingly sprawls into military mobility. He recited an old Latin saying that navigation is necessary, all the more in this sea of data.

August 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $18,461,448 firm-fixed-price delivery order under a previously awarded contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT). The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army platforms. This delivery order combines purchases for the United States and, under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the governments of Saudi Arabia, Finland, and the Republic of Korea. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.