IoBT Talk is Most Downloaded

Army researchers organized and chaired a scientific conference to advance artificial intelligence and machine learning — virtually — to help build the foundation for the future force. The 2020 SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Multi-Domain Operations Applications II, was held as a virtual conference online. An invited IoBT talk was the most downloaded after the conference keynote.

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PI Abdelzaher, honored

PI Abdelzaher, the academic lead of the IoBT CRA, was inducted to the 2019 class of ACM Fellows. ACM Fellow is ACM’s most prestigious grade of membership, recognizing the top 1% of the Association’s global membership for their “outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.”  Abdelzaher was recognized by ACM for “interdisciplinary contributions that bridge cyber-physical systems, social sensing, real-time computing, and control.” More here.

IoBT to support MDO!

Bruce D. Jette, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, and Maj. Adam Taliaferro, USA, strategist in the future warfare division of the Army Futures and Concepts Center, elaborate the role of IoT and IoBT in supporting future army concepts to Signal Magazine. More here.


The Modern Battlespace on IoBT Benefits

As the Army Futures Command celebrates its first anniversary and the progress it has made in modernizing the force, a recent study from its corporate research lab, the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), highlights one of ways in which it is modernizing. By taking advantage of the massive technological advances in the civilian Internet of Things (IoT) and applying them in service to the warfighter, the ARL is furthering the viability of an Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT). More here.

DefenseIQ on IoBT Sensors

Military operations are relying less on humans and more on interconnected technology for situational awareness and communication, DefenseIQ reports. A network of connected sensors utilizing cloud technology embedded within biometric wearables, combat gear, and vehicles will provide soldiers with improved capabilities for identifying a neutralizing the enemy. The Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) is closer than we think.

SIGNAL on Internet of Warfare

Today’s battlefield is highly technical and dynamic. We are not only fighting people and weapons but also defending and attacking information at light speed. For mission success, the American warrior in the field and commanders up the chain need the support of highly adaptive systems that can quickly and securely establish reliable communications and deliver real-time intelligence anytime and anywhere.

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IoBT and Network Modernization

“The internet of battlefield things will depend on modernized networks,” says C4ISRNet in an issue of Defense Network of Tomorrow. Military planners envision a future battlefield defined by the internet of things, one in which smart devices, soldier-worn sensors and unmanned aircraft produce a nonstop torrent of actionable data. In this near-future war space, “current, commonly available, interconnected ‘things’ will exist in the battlefield and be increasingly intelligent, obfuscated, and pervasive,” according to Army documents. The promised wellspring of new ISR data “requires connectivity and security,” said Mike Leff, vice president for global defense at AT&T Public Sector. “You need a robust network to give you that competitive advantage on the battlefield.” Military leaders back this assessment. Eager as they are to cull ISR data from an IoT-rich environment, they say they need a modernized network infrastructure to support that capability.

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Nextgov on IoBT at Sea

The internet of things, that loose assortment of tiny sensors now embedded in seemingly everything, can collectively do a lot. Each individual sensor isn’t capable of very much but when combined with billions of others, they can map human behavior, help to predict everything from shopping trends to the weather, and perform millions of other tasks, both mundane and critical. They are even making their way into heavily industrialized applications, and have also been hijacked and used for bad things, like the world’s largest botnet attack. But despite their seeming hegemony and limitless potential, there are a couple places where the tiny sensors have yet to gain much of a foothold. One of them is deep in the world’s oceans, and the other is on the frontlines of today’s modern battlefield. The armed forces want to change that, with the Navy working to develop its own flotilla of seafaring IoT vessels and the Army bringing the technology to battlefields.

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