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Lockheed, Verizon use drone swarm to transfer ISR data between 5G networks in ongoing pilot

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The next demonstration is slated for November, officials told DefenseScoop on Tuesday.

An imperative to modernize

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In an exclusive op-ed, CIO John Sherman shares why modernization is urgently needed across the DOD.

Pentagon backs new hub for developing, testing 6G technology

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The Department of Defense is helping to fund a new technology hub focused on 6G communications technology. The project, known as Open6G, is part of the Pentagon’s Innovate Beyond 5G (IB5G) program that aims to promote the next generation of high-tech network capabilities. In a press release Tuesday, the DOD described Open6G as an “industry-university cooperative effort that aims to jumpstart 6G systems research on open radio access networks (Open…

Garrett Yee joins GDIT

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General Dynamics Information Technology has appointed Garrett Yee as vice president and general manager of its Army sector, the company announced Monday. Yee retired from the Army in April as a two-star with his most recent assignment as assistant to the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which manages a $13 billion IT and cybersecurity portfolio for the Pentagon. Previous roles he held while serving in the military…

Navy demos 5G for machine learning, video surveillance, zero trust and more

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Pentagon and Navy officials observed an AT&T-supplied 5G network power artificial intelligence, augmented reality and machine learning and other applications at scale during a recent showcase event at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego. Fifth-generation wireless technology refers to the latest and fastest iteration of cellular communications tools. These demonstrations come a little over a year and a half after the Defense Department announced $600 million in awards to a…

'Big muscle movements’ proposed in Pentagon funding request for S&T

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Funding for basic research into microelectronics, directed energy, hypersonics, and other science and technology projects would see a major boost in the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal 2023, a senior official revealed Wednesday. In the request, DOD science and technology funding would increase 12% to about $16.5 billion, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu noted during a webinar hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association. The portion…

The importance of spectrum sharing to the future of war

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As the U.S. prepares for future conflict that will likely largely hinge on accelerating decision-making with data and modern technologies like artificial intelligence, it’s necessary that the Department of Defense has a system for dynamic spectrum sharing in place to facilitate that rapid flow of data, said one of the DOD’s top IT officials. There’s much talk about how 5G mobile networks can speed data flow to enable AI and…

‘A lot of work’ still required to enable 5G integration for U.S. military

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The Department of Defense has ambitious plans to leverage 5G communications technology for a wide variety of use cases to include back-office functions, logistics, training and warfighting. However, a great deal of work remains to be done by government and industry to ensure those systems and networks will be secure and interoperable when they are deployed, according to a top National Security Agency official. The Pentagon has a number of…

DOD experimenting with 5G tech to avoid interference with aviation equipment

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The Department of Defense has been working to ensure the activation of new commercial 5G network signals won’t interfere with its aviation communications equipment as those in the commercial airline industry fear it might. The DOD’s testing comes as commercial airlines wrestle with possible disruptions due to the launching of new 5G services this week near airports. Regulators and airline industry representatives have voiced concerns that the networks could interfere…