Why does the Department of Defense engage in space situational awareness? Simple: to deter conflict.
“Since our military is so reliant on space, we have to know what is going on in space,” John Hill, principle director for space policy within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, said March 7 at a panel discussion during the Satellite 2017 conference in Washington.
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Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency say they are making headway on efforts to develop a much more robust wireless communications backbone.
Phase one testing has confirmed the viability of a 100-gigabit-per-second network, with further development and testing expected to continue into next year.
The U.S. Army is revolutionizing how it trains troops through the use of virtual gaming and cloud-based technologies. Army officials describe a future where units could be trained with new skills or hone existing ones right before deployment, or in the theater of operations.
The Synthetic Training Environment (STE) will allow forces to simulate complex operations in dense urban environments, explained Brig. Gen. Maria Gervais, deputy commanding general of the Combined Arms Center – Training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Above all, the STE will provide low-cost, scalable, multi-echelon training optimized for human performance, she said in October at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting in Washington.
The CIA’s newest directorate marked its first anniversary this fall. The Directorate for Digital Innovation is the first new directorate stood up by CIA in more than 50 years. As the digital world is becoming more important, ingrained and integral in daily activity, DDI is responsible for accelerating the integration of digital and cyber capabilities across all of CIA’s mission areas.
C4ISRNET caught up with DDI’s Associate Deputy Director of Digital Innovation Sean Roche to discuss DDI’s first year of operation and how the CIA is navigating in the digital domain.