Tag Archives: communication

ManTech Unveils Tactical ‘Cloud-in-a-Box’ Platform; Srini Iyer, Cindy DeCarlo Quoted

ManTech International has launched a portable technology platform designed to allow tactical warfighters to process and analyze intelligence data in real time, C4ISRNET reported Monday. The company’s Secure Tactical Edge Platform is a “cloud-in-a-box” system that works to accelerate the decision-making process for service personnel through real-time data collection and analysis.

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Industry, Military Should Collaborate on Integrated Satellite Architecture

Industry experts and military leaders say the Department of Defense should collaborate with enterprises to come up with a new satellite architecture that could support military functions amid the rising space threats, C4ISRNET reported ThursdayRebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, said commercial satellite providers could help the military quickly build and deploy new platforms to support missions.

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Raytheon Recognizes Kratos For Supplier Support Services

Raytheon‘s integrated defense systems business has recognized the services of a unit of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions as an outstanding supplier. Kratos said Tuesday its microwave electronics division (KMED) was among 56 companies that received 4-star honors during the Supplier Excellence Conference that Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems held on May 17. Kratos …

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Thales Debuts At-Sea Mobile Multimedia Service

Thales has launched a shipboard on-the-move multimedia system designed to support secure information distribution for deployed naval personnel with continuous mobility and connectivity services. The COMTICS communication device works to connect with all types of military radios, utilizes Thales’ cybersecurity technology and employs a redundant all-IP architecture to maintain service availability, …

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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Communication, IT Governance Key to Agencies’ Tech Modernization Efforts

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, has said federal agencies should promote communication and reassess current information technology governance frameworks in an effort to advance technology modernization and comply with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. Puvvada wrote in an FCW commentary piece published Monday that the re-evaluation of IT governance structures …

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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Annual Federal Spending on Comms Tech Hit $24M in Fiscal Years 2014-2016

A new Deltek report says federal agencies spent an average of at least $24.3 million annually on unified communications, virtual desktop infrastructure, messaging tools, voice over internet protocol systems and other communications platforms from fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2016. Deltek’s analysis also shows that federal agencies’ spending on cloud-based email/bundled communications tools …

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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Agency Leaders Need to Recognize Millennials’ Career Expectations

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, has said government agency leaders should work to build up a “modern and flexible workforce” by assessing the expectations of employees such as millennials. “The key is to recognize that millennials have high expectations of how they will progress through their careers …

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Harris to Help DoD Develop Narrowband Soldier Radio Waveform; Chris Young Comments

The National Spectrum Consortium has awarded Harris a three-year contract to produce a narrowband mode of the Defense Department‘s Soldier Radio Waveform. Harris said Wednesday the narrowband SRW will be designed to help reduce spectrum requirements for the deployment of an infantry brigade combat team and expand the warfighter’s point-to-point communications range. “The new narrowband waveform is …

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DARPA Taps Vencore Research Arm for Airborne Comms Optimization Project; Petros Mouchtaris Comments

Vencore’s research arm has received a 17-month, $2.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to modernize airborne systems and networks as part of an effort to facilitate uninterrupted communication in adverse environments. Vencore Labs will develop technologies to help protect network and radio communications from jamming systems as part …

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IHS Markit Predicts Global Unmanned Vehicle Sales Growth Through 2025; Derrick Maple Comments

A report from IHS Markit forecasts that sales of unmanned ground, sea and aerial vehicles will increase through 2025 as military organizations increasingly use such platforms to conduct missions. IHS Jane’s predicts 63,000 new unmanned aerial vehicles will be sold from 2016 to 2025 and surpass $82 billion in global sales during the 10-year …

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HPE Unveils Demonstration Chip Designed to Bolster Optical Computation Process Speeds

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed a demonstration chip designed to speed up optical computation processes as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program that aims to develop communication, sensing, and computation technologies using mesoscale characteristics, IEEE reported Monday. Rachel Courtland writes the company’s Hewlett Packard Labs business developed the chip, which …

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