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GUEST BLOG: Everything you wanted to know about DevSecOps (but were afraid to ask) - Blog

February 02, 2023

DevSecOps – first defined more than 40 years ago – brings a lot of value to modern development of military embedded systems, as the world sees global instability, ransomware attacks, and shortened development cycle.

From The Editor

GIVING BACK: Rifles to Rods - Blog

December 01, 2022

Each issue, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charitable organization that benefits the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day.

Radar/EW

Cryptanalysis, "Ulysses," dolphins, and talking to extraterrestrials - Blog

November 30, 2022

WARFARE EVOLUTION BLOG. Let’s take a break from studying the Kill Web and explore something else. Back in the late 1940s, Harvard linguist George Kingsley Zipf picked up a copy of James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” and read it. Although it was acclaimed by the pompous literary pundits in rumpled suits as a masterpiece, Zipf could not believe how incomprehensible and boring it was. In case you were not exposed to it in college, reading “Ulysses" is like being mercilessly waterboarded with the English language by shallow characters, in a dull story with no detectable plot, for an unbearable period of time.

Cyber

GUEST BLOG: The Air Force’s interim IT strategy could be a modernization road map for other agencies - Blog

November 30, 2022

It’s been said before that the best plans tend to be the simple ones. While it’s not clear whether that’s ever been said about digital transformation, the Air Force’s recently released interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) strategy could serve as an example of this truism, focusing on straightforward goals to modernize and secure the organization’s information technology environment.

From The Editor

GIVING BACK: Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) - Blog

October 17, 2022

Each issue, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charitable organization that benefits the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day.

Radar/EW

GUEST BLOG: What the CHIPS Act means for the defense and aerospace industry - Blog

October 17, 2022

The newly enacted CHIPS Act (signed into law August 9, 2022) represents a potential boost in U.S. semiconductor fabrication by providing subsidies to U.S. chip manufacturers and funding for technology and research development. At a high level, the CHIPS Act is set to revitalize domestic manufacturing, lower sourcing costs, and increase job creation, all while strengthening the overall global supply chain.

Radar/EW

JADC2 and the Kill Web - Blog

September 30, 2022

WARFARE EVOLUTION BLOG. If you have been a fervent reader of these Kill Web articles, you know that the Army has been connecting their sensors and weapons together into a tactical network under their IBCS initiative (Integrated Battle Command System). The Navy has been secretly connecting their ships and planes together with their CEC program (Cooperative Engagement Capability). The same goes for the Air Force’s planes under their ABMS initiative (Advanced Battle Management System) and the Space Force’s satellites (SF-ABMS).

Comms

What Is FMC172? About, Product History, and More - Blog

September 30, 2022

The Abaco Systems' FMC172 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) is a product aimed at military customers who want to expand bandwidth for analog receivers and transmitters.

Radar/EW

GUEST BLOG: Boundary conditions for conduction-cooled module simulations - Blog

September 16, 2022

The VITA 47 standard describes the boundary of the module as a maximum, with different values depending on the class. 

From The Editor

GIVING BACK: Operation Second Chance - Blog

September 09, 2022

Each issue, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charitable organization that benefits the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day.

Cyber

GUEST BLOG: Five steps to take when securing your data with multi-factor authentication - Blog

September 06, 2022

Computer data exists in different states at different times: data in transit (information flowing through a network); data in use (active data that is being accessed and manipulated by a computer program); and data-at-rest, known as DAR, or data that is physically housed in a storage device like a solid-state drive. Many cybersecurity solutions focus on securing data in transit and data in use, but neglect securing DAR.

Radar/EW

The Air Force, ABMS, and the Kill Web - Blog

July 28, 2022

WARFARE EVOLUTION BLOG. So far, we have covered the Army (IBCS), the Navy (CEC), and the Space Force (SF-ABMS) programs. So now it’s time to explore what the Air Force is doing to join the Kill Web. Their primary effort is called ABMS (Advanced Battle Management System), that seeks to connect all their aircraft, weapons, and sensors together into a tactical mesh network where they can talk to each other in real time. Maybe the best way to present this information is by comparison to what the other services have been doing. That might be more informative.

From The Editor

GIVING BACK: Forever Young Veterans - Blog

July 22, 2022

Each issue, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charitable organization that benefits the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day.

Radar/EW

GUEST BLOG: Key to JADC2: Converging strategic and tactical communications - Blog

July 21, 2022

In March 2022, Deputy Defense Secre­tary Kathleen Hicks signed the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) Implementation Plan, noting that JADC2 will be critical as the military works to keep pace with the volume and complexity of data in modern warfare.

From The Editor

GIVING BACK: Our Military Kids - Blog

June 22, 2022

Each issue, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charitable organization that benefits the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day.