George Kamis, chief technology officer for global governments and critical infrastructure business at Forcepoint, has said fog computing and cross-domain technologies could help warfighters at the tactical edge secure and accelerate sharing of data gathered from various internet-connected devices.
Kamis wrote in a GCN piece posted Friday that fog computing could support military forces deployed in remote areas with limited communications.
With fog computing, “only essential information will make its way to the cloud, saving precious bandwidth and increasing the speed of information-sharing,” he said. “This provides the U.S. military with an advantage when it comes to acting on real-time data and intelligence.”
Kamis mentioned the characteristics of fog computing based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s conceptual model and discussed how cross-domain technology could help fog, edge and cloud computing users disseminate data between multiple security levels.
“Cross-domain cloud technology allows for data sharing between various networks and classification levels, monitoring those data transfers and ensuring only correct, authorized and sanitized information is moved,” he added.