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Daniel Hughes: US Army Unifies En-Route Connectivity for Soldiers

The U.S. Army has begun to unify communications for soldiers from home station through the battlefield in a move to aid in real-time information flow between troops and commanders, C4ISR & Networks reported Thursday. Amber Corrin writes 75 units will initially receive components of the command post computing environment, mounted …

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NIST, NTIA, DoD to Jointly Assess Wireless Spectrum-Sharing Methods; Lawrence Strickling Comments

The departments of Commerce and Defense have forged a collaborative framework to develop and evaluate methods to potentially share wireless communications channels. The agreement forms the National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network as an adjunct of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s joint …

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GSA Begins Procurement Phase for $50B Comms Infrastructure Services; Mary Davie Comments

The General Services Administration has started seeking proposals from industry for the development of a $50 billion communications infrastructure in a move to modernize enterprise services for federal customers, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Steve Watkins writes GSA released a draft request for proposals for the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions program on Saturday, with …

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CBP’s Wolf Tombe: FirstNet Could Expand Border Comms Services

Wolf Tombe, Customs and Border Protection’s chief technology officer, sees the FirstNet broadband network expanding the coverage of communications services at the border for emergencies and public safety operations, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes the First Responder Network Authority system is designed to provide wireless communications for emergency responders nationwide using …

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DARPA Requests Wideband RF Comm Tech Proposals

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will gather ideas from industry on how to develop a jam-resistant communications system with bandwidth greater than 10 gigahertz. DARPA said Friday that it seeks proposals for creating a radio frequency communications technology that would feature large coding gains, wide instantaneous-bandwidth waveforms and spectral filters …

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Special Ops Leaders Outline Troop Requirements for Intell Gathering

U.S. special operations officials have laid out intelligence gathering requirements for troops involved in future missions in both the Arctic and Africa, Defense News reported Tuesday. Paul McLeary writes Maj. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of US special operations in Europe, told an industry audience that special forces are faced with …

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