WASHINGTON – Although the U.S. Navy needs to modernize shipboard networking quickly to prepare for future fights, the need to alter ship hulls is a sizable stumbling block to making the necessary upgrades, says a top Navy information technology official. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article
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19 Oct. 2020 -- The key to modernization is to get around the hull cuts, says Rear Adm. Susan BryerJoyner, Navy cyber security division chief in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
To do this, the service is turning to industry for help getting around the large hardware requirements of traditional shipboard networking. The Navy’s future lies in software-defined networking, which relies on software applications for network management, BryerJoyner says.
The Navy is asking industry to help enable shipboard computers to pass data reliably in denied and degraded environments, whether that’s caused by the weather, adversaries, or a poor satellite connection.
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