The challenges facing the U.S. military are daunting and more complex than ever. Combat missions involve working side-by-side with coalition forces drawn from many countries, not just our NATO allies. Installations must guard against and respond to any threat, including active shooters or bomb threats, whether the attackers are mentally ill or motivated by a terrorist philosophy. More and bigger natural disasters, both at home and abroad, tax resources. Technology is changing faster and faster, requiring nimble acquisitions that both break down silos and avoid creating new ones.
It is now possible to establish a software-based communications platform that can take voice input, whether by telephone or radio, convert it to a digital format, and then seamlessly connect all the associated communications equipment. In this way, you can maximize the utility of existing equipment and minimize the cost of upgrading or replacing components.
Using the Life Cycle concept, this playbook will lay out the specific, actionable steps decision-makers can take to identify and prioritize their communication needs and, by using new interoperability solutions, knit together a true unified communications network. Let’s get started.