As the Department of the Navy continues to bring innovative capabilities to its fleet, a significant challenge remains—accelerating the acquisition and integration of cutting-edge technologies. Rapid transformation is more important than ever in today’s world, where joint interoperability is essential to meet future challenges. One of the most critical areas requiring faster modernization is C4ISR—the ability to use command, control, communications, and computers to empower intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
At the AFCEA West 2022 Conference in San Diego, Navy leaders and experts from across the defense industry explored this year’s theme: “Are we committing to new capabilities rapidly enough to meet future challenges?” As the pace of technological advances increases, fast-tracking the deployment of new technologies and solutions without disrupting mission execution becomes an urgent priority. Here are some ways to further that goal.