In combined operations, critical data must securely and rapidly traverse clearance levels, warfighting platforms, foreign and domestic networks, and end-user devices. In the current paradigm, this is a time-intensive, manual process that requires an analyst to monitor disparate coalition networks across numerous terminals and distill information at various classification levels for command and control. In addition, it often requires a cybersecurity technician to stand up network gateways to share the data across classification levels, which can take hours or even days. In a world of escalating cyber threats, this laborious approach is no longer feasible.
Data-centric solutions will accelerate the Mission Partner Environment (MPE), one of the key lines of effort in Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)—an initiative to synchronize efforts across U.S. forces and global coalition partners.