12 Feb '18, 9am

Navy Kludges Networks: $1M Per Carrier Strike Group, Per Deployment

Navy Kludges Networks: $1M Per Carrier Strike Group, Per Deployment

The USS George Washington carrier strike group SAN DIEGO: It takes a million dollars and at least 50 technical experts just to get a carrier strike group’s networks working right before a deployment, Navy officials said at the AFCEA-USNI WEST conference here last week. The Navy’s vision of future war against a major power — China or Russia — relies on secure , reliable, long-range networks to share threat warnings and targeting data among widely scattered ships. (The concept’s called Distributed Operations or Distributed Lethality). For the Navy’s networks today, however, the reality is less William Gibson and more Rube Goldberg. Adm. John Richardson “It would be terrific if we could just take a time-out in the world and stop and get everybody onto the same level of technology,” the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson , told reporters at the conference, “but th...

Full article: https://breakingdefense.com/2018/02/navy-kludges-networks...

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