Ken Bible, deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Marine Corps, said the service intends to divest some of its legacy communications and weapons systems to equip its future force with cloud and modernized network infrastructure, FCW reported Tuesday.
“We’re trading artillery and cannons and tanks in order to get after command and control modernization, electronic warfare, alternatives for positioning, navigation and timing, long range fires,” Bible said Friday at a virtual AFCEA NOVA event.
He mentioned the tactical deployment of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network and the need for the service to address future network requirements.
“I need to be able to have communications paths that can’t be disrupted,” Bible said. “I need to be able to have different models of how I do intensely computational capabilities with organic sensors at the edge rather than necessarily always being connected robustly on the larger enterprise.”