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John Moniz: Pentagon Demo Sought to Help Marines Get Tactical Info on Mobile

HTCphoneA technology demonstration by the Defense Department was intended to show ground warfighters could gain access to situational awareness information through mobile devices, GCN reported Thursday.

Brian Robinson writes the goal of the third Agile Bloodhound exercise held Nov. 13 and 14 in Hawaii was give intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets to ground troops.

The demonstration featured a chat system for users to connect without a server and the ActiveWiki software for collaboration in the battlefield, according to the report.

John Moniz, the Office of Naval Research’s Agile Bloodhound program manager, told GN Agile Bloodhound exhibited the Marines’ potential capability to use mobile device for gaining tactical information from enterprise and intelligence sources.

The annual technology demonstration is a partnership between the Marine Corps, ONR and the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Experimentation Center, among others, GCN reports.

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