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IT For Rent: Army Piggybacks On Air Force Services Contract

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The services are collaborating as never before, officials said, as they outsource non-combat networks through new “IT as a service” contracts.

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EW, Cyber Require Next-Gen Hardware: Conley

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


It’s not all about AI and software. You need hardware compact enough — and secure enough — to deploy into a war zone.

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Air Force Expands 5G As It Transforms to Multi-Domain Ops: Donovan

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Enabling multi-domain command and control (MDC2) is “how the Air Force becomes the quarterback, the play-caller of the joint warfighting force,” says Acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan.

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DoD ‘Office’ Functions Move To Cloud In Multi-Billion-Dollar Contract

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


A new warfighting network, DEOS, will provide common enterprise applications at local base, post, camp, and station levels — including deployed and afloat organizations.

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The Fraying Edge: Limits Of The Army’s Global Network

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army wants a single seamless data system from home base to the front line. That’s even harder than it sounds.

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Oracle’s Hail Mary Appeal Against JEDI

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


Oracle says a federal judge called the procurement “unlawful” — but that word doesn’t actually show up once in his 60-page ruling. And that isn’t Oracle’s only problem.

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Navy Takes First Big Step To Cloud, Pushing Logistics To Amazon’s Service

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Navy’s data is spread all over the place, but a $100 million effort by the Navy aims to change all that within two years.

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Big Data On The Army Front Line: DCGS-A Upgraded

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army is upgrading its intelligence system to give forward commanders full access to the cloud — and work when the enemy takes the network down.

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Download, Disconnect, Fire! Why Grunts Need JEDI Cloud

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Future soldiers will need to download huge amounts of intelligence data — then disconnect and go dark, like a submarine diving underwater to hunt its prey.

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Big Data For Big Wars: JEDI vs. China & Russia

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Trump’s war with Bezos and Amazon has overshadowed the reason the military wants cloud computing: to share vital data in a fast-paced global conflict.

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