Air Force rolls out Advanced Battle Management System devices in COVID-19 fight

May 19, 2020
The software was developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory as part of DeviceOne, a line of effort under the Air Force’s ABMS family of systems.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force has begun deploying thousands of personal devices to military personnel and health care providers that allow them to access classified information from home or outside of the office, even though the devices themselves are unclassified. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

The devices were supposed to be demonstrated during a test of the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System in April, which was delayed to August or September due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. With the test pushed back, the Air Force decided to begin rolling out the devices to support the fight against COVID-19.

The devices are loaded with SecureView, a software architecture built on an unclassified at rest model. In addition, the Northern Command ABMS team was able to deploy unclassified tablets with SecureView to health care workers in New York City and aboard the hospital ship previously deployed to New York City, the USNS Comfort, during the coronavirus pandemic.

The team also is pushing out data and applications to those devices to give users real-time awareness of patients’ health status. They use artificial intelligence algorithms to predict how COVID-19 will spread.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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