Army CIO Robert Ferrell Outlines Focus Areas for Enterprise Network Updates

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Robert Ferrell
Robert Ferrell
Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, the Army‘s chief information officer, has released a document that aims to provide the service branch a strategic guide on how it will update its enterprise networks between 2025 and 2040.

Shaping the Army Network: 2025-2040 is based on the Army Operating Concept and works in support of the Army Network Campaign Plan’s information technology baseline through the identification of science and IT requirements.

The document outlines five network capability areas Ferrell said the service branch needs to focus on in order to meet operational information requirements and maintain its technological edge by 2040.

Areas include cybersecurity and resiliency, data to decisive action, robotics and autonomous operations, dynamic transport, computing and edge sensors, and human cognitive enhancement.

Ferrell also called on the U.S. military to apply data analytics, supercomputing and other emerging technology platforms as well as monitor the prevalence of data processing and transmission speed.

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