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Converged infrastructure and standards are critical for JADC2, says Ciena

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James Westdorp, chief technologist for Ciena Government Solutions, shares his insights on what will be key in the future of JADC2 capabilities. First, he says it’s imperative to have a converged infrastructure that will allow leaders to separate missions when needed but allow leaders to communicate seamlessly. Secondly, Westdorp also stresses that interoperability and standards will be essential—and being specific to which ones.

Opinion: Defense software requires infrastructure too

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Aircraft carriers make awesome TV — enormous floating metal platforms, with jets accelerating loudly off their decks into the sky, flaring molten orange trails from their afterburners. But software “platforms” that keep a carrier battle group functioning, linking sensors across air, land, sea and space to protect our military personnel? Not so sexy. Software and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms may not have been designed for network news, but software is…

Senators warn of insufficiencies in US hypersonic testing infrastructure

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Senate Armed Services Committee members are sounding an alarm on the United States’ capacity and infrastructure to test hypersonic systems, as the nation races against China and Russia to develop and field those advanced defensive and offensive weapons capabilities. Unlike warheads on detectable rockets for ballistic missiles used in previous conflicts, when in-the-making and ultramodern missiles reach and maneuver at hypersonic speeds — or more than 5 times faster than…

DOD grappling with multibillion-dollar laboratory investment gap

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Senior Pentagon officials and lawmakers are sounding the alarm about the conditions of the nation’s aging defense-focused laboratories and testing facilities. More funding and resources are needed to drive innovation and confront difficulties impacting the military’s research infrastructure, they said Thursday during a House Armed Services cyber, innovative technologies, and information subcommittee hearing on the Pentagon’s science and technology-aligned proposals for fiscal 2023. “If we expect the department to attract…