The Army gathers industry to inspire network modernization
The Army conducted its fourth, and largest, tactical network-focused Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) in Austin with industry last week, providing attendees with a roadmap on how they can influence the next set of network design decisions.
More than 670 industry and government partners attended the event, which focused on the Capability Set (CS) 23 priorities for network capacity, resiliency and convergence. Army leaders from across several programs of record, cross-functional teams, science and technology and contracting organizations, along with Army headquarters staff, centers of excellence, task forces, academia and advanced research personnel participated on multiple panels to describe critical network design plans and horizontal integration requirements.
The Army plans to field upgraded network capability enhancements on a two-year basis, starting with Capability Set 21 in 2021. For each successive capability set, the Army is seeking the art of the possible from industry; there are no pre-determined courses of action to achieve network modernization.