Throughout its history, our nation’s defense enterprise has been focused on outpacing adversaries, so we never have to send our sons and daughters into a fair fight. But the very nature of warfighting continues to change, and modern conflicts require increasingly modern tactics. Military overmatch today depends on the ability to prevail on the digital battlefield.
As we’ve previously explained, edge computing is a part of that critical transformation. It allows processing and compute to happen far beyond the IT enterprise—on the edge device itself and on the front lines of every mission.
The good news: edge computing isn’t science fiction or unproven technology that’s only seen in Hollywood movies. In fact, it’s already being deployed by the U.S. military with enterprise use cases. We’ll discuss two examples of how edge computing principles are being applied today with important lessons from each.