Zero Trust is a strategic approach to cybersecurity that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust and continuously validating every stage of digital interaction. It’s a way for government agencies and departments to build resilience into their IT environments. Read on to learn more.
C4ISRNET explored service-led initiatives to improve data management in the cloud, such as the Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Agency, the Navy’s new cloud computing policy, and the Air Force’s migration to a cloud environment last year.
What used to take months, perhaps years, to design is now being achieved in a matter of weeks in many cases.It’s all enabled through a concept known as digital engineering, a holistic approach to designing, developing and testing defense systems in virtual environments before any part hits the production line. And engineers at Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, are no strangers to digital engineering.
Data management is required to keep information flowing throughout the armed forces, allowing everyone from commanders in the Pentagon to shooters in the field to make accurate, real-time decisions. In this webcast, we’ll explore service-led initiatives to improve data management in the cloud, such as the Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Agency, the Navy’s new cloud computing policy, and the Air Force’s migration to a cloud environment last year.
C4ISRNET will checked on progress with a leading prototype project to test this agile approach for missile warning satellites, as the Space Force works toward a common C2 ground service for all of its space systems.
Defense News spoke to Scott McGleish, the executive director of Space and C2 for Raytheon, about JADC2, considerations for how to implement it across the services, as well as the recent shift in leveraging open source capabilities from industry.
In this panel, we spoke with with Army leadership about recent and upcoming Project Convergence demonstrations, and how these efforts push Army closer to achieving the Defense Department’s vision of Joint All-Domain Command and Control.
For years, the U.S. has enjoyed mostly uncontested status as the world’s preeminent space power. Aggressive space expansion by China and Russia is now disrupting that narrative, however. As these near-peer competitors devote massive resources to delivering next-gen capabilities that match or surpass existing U.S. space systems, it’s forced the DoD to recognize the limits of its traditional space acquisition and look for ways it can deliver capabilities faster.
We caught up with Chief Data Officer Thomas Kenney to talk about what challenges remain and what insights operators are learning that could help the military scale successes. Some SOCOM AI projects include streamlining logistics, harnessing big data for better-informed battlefield decisions, and even predicting when a tank or a jet needs maintenance to avoid failure at a critical moment.
Multi-cloud environments are clearly here to stay. Yet, there is no standardization across them. Each CSP has its own set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and mechanisms for the control and management of its services, including development. Successful DevOps across CSP platforms requires development team agility and also a new approach to security.
At Project Convergence 2020, the Army conducted the most high-profile test of its beyond-line-of-sight targeting capability, taking data from on orbit sensors, transforming that into targeting data, and feeding it to the best fires system. During this episode of C4ISRNET’s “Removing Stovepipes” webcast series, we asked how the capability has improved ahead of this year’s event and look at the role of new position, navigation and timing technologies for this project.
During this episode of C4ISRNET’s “Removing Stovepipes” Office Hours Webcast Series, we talked with the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and discussed the organization’s work, upcoming projects and the theme of the series, reducing stovepipes. This conversation looked at the operational uses for AI today, what obstacles still remain and how the JAIC is working with offices throughout DoD to add new AI capabilities.
In this session, we discussed the new Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy, what it means and the Department’s vision for gaining and maintaining the advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum against near-peer nation state competitors.
During this webcast, we discussed science and technology priorities for the network cross functional team and how that team is working with groups throughout the Army to focus on future acquisitions and demonstrations.
What kind of information – and information technology - does the Army need to ensure it can be successful on the battlefield? What kind of technology development and modernization is necessary and how does all of this fit into multidomain operations.
Project Convergence is an exercise that will test the sharing of targeting data among the Army’s newest weapons. But to make all of this happen service leaders need the right network, the right information technology and the right concepts. In this session, we will explore what happened, what kind of hardware and software is necessary and what kind of modernization must take place to be successful.
As the Department of Defense works toward multidomain operations, perhaps one of the purest manifestations of this idea is the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command system, which aims to connect any sensor to any shooter. Hear from Army leaders in the space and missile defense community about how integration can bring new capabilities to the service.
Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s Mode 5 system delivers a critical upgrade to Identification Friend or Foe, enabling pilots to better identify and track friendly aircraft from long-range distances. Learn how a series of technological advancements is improving situational awareness — and safety.
This webcast explored the problems with software development the Department of Defense faces today, how software factories could get newer iterations of technology to the war fighter faster and how these factories will evolve in the near term.
In 2019, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Hanwha Systems signed a $170 million technical cooperation agreement to produce IFF Mode 5 systems across more than 40 types of air and maritime platforms for the Republic of Korea military.When Whiston was describing these capabilities to a Republic of Korea colonel and his team, Whiston said the colonel remarked “Oh, like Top Gun.”“I had to think about it for a second and go back. I remembered the scene and said to him, ‘absolutely…just like Top Gun,’” Whiston said.
During this webcast, we discussed the service’s plans for digital architecture, data standards and the role of software in connecting the Air Force’s weapons through the Advanced Battle Management System and the JADC2 concept. What technical challenges do officials still need to overcome and what kind of momentum is in place to change how the Air Force thinks about these problems?
C4ISRNET spoke to Kev Hays, director of information warfare programs at Northrop Grumman, about the challenge of information warfare, the areas where government should partner with industry, and how to measure progress.