Brad Curran, Industry Analyst, Aerospace, Defense, & Security, Frost & Sullivan
The US Department of Defense (DoD) is continuing standardization and qualitative improvement efforts by expanding and adopting more innovative commercial IT technology. This briefing is an overview of recent DoD program funding and contract activity for IT hardware, software, networks, and services. IT is vital for DoD communications, situational awareness, and combat systems. To save costs, speed integration, and improve capability, the DoD seeks input from large established IT firms and recent start-ups.
The webinar is critical for the audience to understand:
• Obstacles to overcome, such as size, weight, and power (SWaP), and algorithms for cybersecurity.
• The DoD's digital modernization strategy.
• How commercial technology insertions, while speeding development, also increase competition and lower market participants' margins.
• How both traditional defense companies and commercial IT firms can help the DoD meet operational goals and enable an Internet of Battlefield Things.