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Open architecture approaches like the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard are changing the way defense electronics designers build tomorrow’s military platforms. SOSA’s impact is felt within the electronic warfare (EW) community as requirements for the products based on the standard become more prevalent riding the modular open systems approach (MOSA) wave within the DoD.
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced that $238 million in funding from the “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act” (known as the CHIPS Act) will be divided between eight Microelectronics Commons so-called regional innovation hubs this year, marking the largest fund allocation to date under the U.S. government's CHIPS Act.
FirePoint Innovations – a partnership between Wichita State University (WSU) and the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation and Missile Center (DEVCOM, AvMC) – recently cut the ribbon on its Applied Innovation Center (AIC) in Huntsville, Alabama. The AIC is a brand-new collaboration, prototyping, and testbed facility aimed at accelerating technology discovery and adoption for U.S. Army aviation.
SAN JUAN, P.R. Uncrewed aerial system (UAS) company Red Cat announced that its Teal Drones subsidiary received a purchase order worth $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to supply a quantity of its small UAS (sUAS) to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), a DoD combat support agency.
There exist several challenges and complexities associated with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) migration to 5G communication networks. A series of approaches can be studied to address these challenges to ensure the integration of the various technical components of the 5G infrastructure as well as the secure and reliable operation of 5G networks within the DoD’s infrastructure. These solutions depend heavily on early collaboration between military and commercial stakeholders to avoid proprietary “island” solutions that defeat the opportunity of the unifying network approach. Such initiatives also require cooperation to develop new integration and security guidelines to ensure network visibility and security monitoring, demand network security driven by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), and require expansion of training and education for the expansive technical skills needed.
RESTON, Va. Technology and engineering firm Leidos won a prime contract to provide intelligence, technical, financial, and management services to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the U.S. government agency that provides oversight for the intelligence community.
ATLANTA. The MOSA Industry & Government Summit & Expo – scheduled for September 18-19, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta in Atlanta – will feature conference sessions and exposition covering modular open system approach (MOSA) strategies, technology, and industry demonstrations.