Report: Pentagon CIO Teri Takai to Update Industry on Commercial Satellite Report

Teri Takai
Teri Takai

Pentagon Chief Information Officer Teri Takai will give an update this week on a report detailing how the military intends to work with the commercial satellite industry to address the armed forces’ bandwidth requirements, Defense News reported Monday.

Aaron Mehta writes a Pentagon spokesman has said the report will contain observations and recommendations for a phased plan to assign responsibilities to organizations in order to achieve goals.

“The report is For Official Use Only, so it is not for public release,” the spokesman told the publication.

The Defense Department has been using commercial bandwidth to address the growth of high-definition video and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms around the world, according to the report.

Industry leaders have asked the Pentagon to limit bandwidth usage for unmanned aerial vehicles, Defense News reports.

Mehta writes that DoD is required to outline a multi-year commercial satellite services acquisition plan under the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.

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