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How the Pentagon is harnessing 5G for the future fight
The Defense Department’s 5G strategy is written with a sense of urgency: The nations “that master advanced communications technologies and ubiquitous connectivity will have a long-term economic and military advantage,” its unclassified, public pages read.
Why the Army CIO wants data upgrades now
“You could have the world’s best weapon systems, you could have the world’s best army,” Chief Information Officer Raj Iyer said. “But our advantage in the future is going to be how well and how quickly we’re able to synthesize” data and share it.
US Army wraps review of ‘future battlespace’ network tools
“In previous wars, the difference between a good decision and a bad decision may be minutes,” the general said. “In the future battlespace, that difference between a good decision and a bad decision may be seconds or milliseconds.”
Pentagon launches 5G challenge with millions up for grabs
The competition, conducted in collaboration with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, focuses on open interfaces, swappable and compatible parts, and the development of a diverse, multi-vendor community.
Blue, yellow and gray zone: The cyber factor in Ukraine
Russia's combined air, land and sea assault on Ukraine was preceded by waves of cyberattacks, the sort of gray-zone meddling analysts and defense officials had foreseen. Websites were hamstrung. Malware coursed through computers. Communications were hampered. But the efforts were not crippling.
How JADC2 is improving nuclear command and control
The Pentagon’s effort to better connect sensor to shooter and shuttle data is inextricably linked with the high-stakes communication systems of nuclear warfare, and rightly so, the head of U.S. Strategic Command told Congress this week.
US Navy memo warns of cyber risks amid global tensions
Hackers have exploited mistakes on Navy and private, at-home networks by stealing or guessing passwords and other credentials, furtively installing malware, and posing as service members or veterans to pry information out of people.
New boss headed to US Army networks office
Maj. Gen. Anthony Potts will arrive at PEO C3T, headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, after years of leading PEO Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
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