The brave new cloud
Fresh approaches to cloud computing, such as open hybrid clouds, continue to unlock new savings and capabilities for military planners. By embracing open-source coding, open hybrid clouds offer a flexible and secure solution that ensures data and app portability.
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Security remains a top priority as the Department of Defense transitions to a single, common global network known as the Joint Information Environment. This whitepaper explores how attribute-based access control could secure the JIE from threats such as the cross-pollination of data as well as malicious users.
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Seeing farther
The Navy's changing mission is driving an urgent need for visual intelligence (VI). As smaller vessels have become increasingly involved in the fight against piracy, for example, it's vital to get VI into the hands of the forward-deployed end user for timely, accurate decisions. This whitepaper examines the new and growing demand for VI, as well as the collection and exploitation of this data for maritime operations.
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The power of PaaS
The Department of Defense’s rapid transition to an enterprise architecture requires streamlined ways to develop and deploy a variety of applications. Platform as a service, or PaaS, offers a solution. Our whitepaper explains how PaaS simplifies and accelerates application development while reducing costs.
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Redefining ISR
In response to an increasingly unstable world and shrinking budgets, military planners are rethinking intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and systems. Legacy ISR and support infrastructures struggle to keep up with an increasingly mobile, information-driven military...
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Developing operational apps
Situational awareness for troops in tactical environments is undergoing a renaissance with capabilities such as mission command on the move and development of a common operating picture. Now comes the introduction of mobility to the battlefield, and, more importantly, the development of secure, location-based....
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Managing Massive Data
One of the key enablers for cloud computing, virtualization and the next-generation desktop in the military is data storage and data management across public, private and hybrid clouds. Data storage capabilities are particularly important for intelligence tools such as the Distributed Common Ground System programs at the Army, Air Force and Navy.
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Next-generation communications
The transition to next-generation telecommunications and IT infrastructure services is a complex and daunting task for both civilian and defense agencies. Technology is changing so rapidly that agencies need a portfolio of flexible contracts and services that will support smooth migration to future technologies while adhering to the major precepts of federal digital and IT reform strategies.
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Bridging the interoperability gap

Technology is solving many of the challenges tocommunications interoperability that have long stymied military planners. It takes a certain approach, however, to bridge the gap between systems and to incorporate legacy technologies alongside newer arrivals. Download this white paper to learn more.
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An enterprise enabler
Everyone knows stovepipes are bad, but nobody is quite sure how best to eliminate them. Bringing in large systems integrators is a common solution, but that strategy brings its own problems, often including a proprietary approach that prevents easy interfacing with other vendors; solutions.
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Collaborative GEOINT

New products are becoming available to make sense of the vast amounts of geospatial intelligence data, but formidable challenges remain to be met.

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Virtualization salvation
The evolution of converged virtual architecture is an outgrowth of efforts to do away with desktops in favor of more efficient, consolidated arrangements. The transition, however, is not always smooth. This white paper explains the cultural change and technology needed to avoid common pitfalls.
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Training digital warfighters
War fighting in the enterprise age includes complex cyber and communications systems, but the tactical edge is not a place to learn technical skills. To ensure troops have operational competency before their boots hit the dirt, the U.S. military is exploring innovative training and simulation tools.
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DoD's new acquisition model: Joint enterprise licensing
The U.S. military has been under tremendous pressure in recent years to streamline its often bloated buying processes. Now a new solution is coming to the fore. The emerging Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement, or JELA, invites different branches of the Defense Department to...
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DoD embracing commercial clouds
The virtues of the cloud in general have been thoroughly praised: Flexibility, scalability, ease of maintenance and lower costs. Throw into the mix commercial cloud’s ready-made architecture, with crucial components already in place, and it’s not hard to understand what makes commercial solutions a tempting proposition to some.
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