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Stephanie Kanowitz

Stephanie Kanowitz is a freelance writer based in northern Virginia.
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Why private networks are speeding up 5G deployments

Private networks offer the fastest way to deploy and control a 5G network environment, increasing broadband speed and coverage and leveraging network splicing.

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Air Force expands 5G to Reserve Command installations

The addition of commercial cellular infrastructure will enable reservists and responders to work more efficiently at the edge.

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How the cloud eased the VA's pains during the pandemic

During the height of the pandemic, the Department of Veteran Affairs moved its increasingly popular video telehealth service to the cloud, one of about 100 applications scheduled to be migrated by the end of 2024.

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Naval Postgraduate School tests 5G maritime solutions

Research with AT&T’s 5G networking and edge computing capabilities will support 5G-focused experiments incorporating artificial intelligence, data analytics, the internet of things, machine learning, robotics and smart base solutions.

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Air Force taps Google Cloud for aircraft maintenance system

Project Lighthouse creates a unified ecosystem that will enable the Rapid Sustainment Office to optimize maintenance readiness, increase staff productivity and reduce costs.

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DOD ramps up mobile security

The Defense Innovation Unit selected Zimperium’s mobile endpoint protection platform to help shore up security of devices accessing DOD’s unclassified applications and data.

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How milCloud 2.0 makes DOD cloud migrations easier

The recent addition of VMware and AWS services to milCloud 2.0 improves the service’s ease of use, security and cost for both fit-for-purpose and general-purpose cloud needs.

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DOD’s 5G foundation to support telerobotic surgery pilot

The Defense Department will be conducting 5G-based telemedicine pilots, experimenting with augmented reality medial training and robotic surgery.

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DOD’s 5G foundation to support telerobotic surgery pilot

The Defense Department will be conducting 5G-based telemedicine pilots, experimenting with augmented reality medial training and robotic surgery.

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The Army's secret to cutting manual work for contracting professionals

Thanks to robotic process automation, the time it takes Army contracting professionals to determine whether prospective vendors should receive a contract has been cut from an hour to just five minutes.

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Is the AF’s Digital University the future of IT training?

Both novices and experts can take advantage of over 7,000 classes to stay current with advancing technologies and learn digital skills they can use to build efficiencies into their jobs.

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GSA adds American-made, defense drones to schedule

Through the  Defense Innovation Unit’s  Blue sUAS initiative, five U.S.-manufactured drone configurations are providing secure options for military and civilian agencies.

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When security matters, sometimes only a digital twin will do

GEMINAI creates a verifiable, privacy-protected synthetic twin of real-world datasets that can be manipulated and analyzed without disturbing or compromising the original data.

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Marines pilot 5G in ‘living lab’ at Miramar

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar will test the technology for energy communications, connected vehicles, drones and perimeter security.

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How digital twins keep Navy ahead on ship maintenance

With a digital twin of a ship, the Navy can conduct shipboard repairs and maintenance while at sea, ensuring the readiness of combat systems without the need to dock.

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Air Force tests mixed-reality glasses for flight-line maintenance

Mixed-reality glasses are helping airframe maintenance staff with the Air Force’s 7th Bomb Wing improve efficiency by replacing tablets and large manuals.

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VA benefits platform makes a splash without busting the budget

The cloud-based Benefits Integration Platform lets the Department of Veterans Affairs quickly spin up, tear down and rebuild new development environments.

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5G powers Air Force 'smart base of the future'

The Air Force is working with AT&T to rebuild and modernize communications infrastructure at Tyndall Air Force Base with 5G-powered capabilities.

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DOD invests in counter-drone technologies

Although major advances have been made in technologies to defend against small unmanned aerial systems, a "silver bullet" solution remains elusive, a new report states.

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Grass-roots innovation builds virtual queue

With support and funding from squadron innovation funds, the 57th Munitions Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base sourced the Qless solution and adapted it so staff on base, their dependents, retirees and contractors can remotely get in line to make adjustments to their insurance coverage.