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Army cannot rely on the cloud at the end of the spectrum

Friday, June 7, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Kelsey D. Atherton  |  June 6, 2019  |  C4ISRNET

 

Information technology infrastructure is built on the premise of uninhibited access to an endless flow of data. Combat is, among other things, a moment of acute detachment from that reliable and comforting flow of information. This can leave the Army in a bit of pickle as it tries to harness the power of modern information networks, built on abundance, in a field of acute scarcity.

“Folks at the small end of difficult satellite connections cannot assume that they have the cloud at the end,” said Charlie Kawasaki,chief technical officer at PacStar. Kawasaki spoke at the 18th annual C4ISRNET conference — held in Arlington, Virginia, June 6 — as part of a panel on Battlefield Networks. READ MORE...


With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.