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Military’s Tactical Wireless Network Gets Full Operational Certification

The Defense Department’s tactical wireless network has achieved full operational capability certification. The Combat Service Support Automated Information Systems Interface works to help users transfer data through local area network connections, the program executive office for enterprise information systems said Friday. The Product Director Defense-Wide Transmission Systems held a ribbon-cutting …

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DISA Wants Contractors’ Feedback on Comms & Tech Support for CENTCOM in SW Asia

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a draft solicitation for a contract covering communications technology and related support for U.S. Air Forces Central Command operations in Southwest Asia. DISA said Friday that the Communications Technical Support Services program aims to support AFCENT networks used to facilitate data transmissions among …

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DHS Moves to Protect Cyber Networks; Robert Day Comments

The Department of Homeland Security is updating its computing and communication infrastructures as part of the agency’s efforts to bolster cybersecurity, Information Week reported Friday. Henry Kenyon writes that DHS and the Coast Guard will consolidate their security operations at a new cyber command and control facility in Washington. Rear …

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Robert Lutwak: DARPA Seeks Teams to Make Optoelectronic Military Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency intends to develop a miniature technology than can synthesize higher optical frequencies for use in military communications and sensing activities. DARPA launched the Direct On-chip Digital Optical Synthesizer developement project to help address the growing bandwidth requirements in both government and commercial sectors, DARPA …

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Andy Ozment, Gregory Touhill, Bobby Stempfley Join DHS Cyber Leadership Team

Andy Ozment, formerly the White House’s senior cybersecurity director and retired Air Force brigadier general Gregory Touhill have joined the cybersecurity and communications office within the Department of Homeland Security. Ozment was appointed assistant secretary for cybersecurity while Touhill will serve as deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity operations and programs, DHS said in a …

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Army Seeks to Streamline Mobile Tactical Network; Daniel Hughes Comments

The U.S. Army plans to test its mobile tactical network in a move to further streamline that system for warfighters, Defense Systems reported Wednesday. Kevin McCaney writes the Army intends for the tests to shorten startup and shutdown times, refresh interfaces and simplify troubleshooting resources for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical. …

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DARPA Builds Wireless Tactical Comm Gateway; Keith Gremban Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has built a gateway platform to help frontline U.S. soldiers and defense organizations communicate during tactical operations. DARPA’s Mobile Ad hoc Interoperability Network Gateway seeks to connect multiple communications systems into a common infrastructure and help forward-deployed troops send and receive voice, data and …

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Keith Trippie: DHS to Embrace Mobility for Communications

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to mobile devices as the agency’s primary means of communication, Federal Times reported Monday. Andy Medici writes the DHS is also developing security and privacy infrastructures for mobile devices and products. Keith Trippie, executive director for DHS’ enterprise system development office, told a GovDelivery crowd …

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