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SDA has big plans for a new app factory to aid battle management

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The Space Development Agency recently released a draft solicitation for the Battle Management Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3) Application Factory.

Army to kick off ‘bring your own device’ pilot in coming weeks

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The Army is about to begin a pilot for implementing a “bring your own device” (BYOD) concept that will allow soldiers to connect their personal communication and IT devices to Army networks. The effort will begin in September or early October, according to Lt. Gen. John Morrison Jr., deputy chief of staff, G-6, who serves as the principal military adviser to Army leadership for planning, strategy and implementation of command,…

Ukraine-Russia war teaching US military a lesson about secure communications

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The ongoing war in Ukraine is teaching the U.S. Army a lesson about the need for secure battlefield communication and the potential for soldiers to undermine it. Russian troops there have reportedly been using unencrypted devices, including their personal cell phones, to talk to other units and people back home. That has made them vulnerable to Ukrainian forces who can eavesdrop on what they’re saying and pinpoint their locations. “We…

Marine Corps outlines priorities for improving tactical data and communications capabilities

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The Marine Corps is undertaking several efforts in the next two years to improve how it leverages data at the tactical edge to make it more effective in highly dynamic environments. Self-described as America’s 9-1-1 force and thus needing to be extremely mobile and agile, the Corps needs to flow data rapidly and understand it. “Force design, what does that mean for me as the deputy commandant for information? If…

‘A lot of work’ still required to enable 5G integration for U.S. military

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The Department of Defense has ambitious plans to leverage 5G communications technology for a wide variety of use cases to include back-office functions, logistics, training and warfighting. However, a great deal of work remains to be done by government and industry to ensure those systems and networks will be secure and interoperable when they are deployed, according to a top National Security Agency official. The Pentagon has a number of…