Rear Adm. Susan BryerJoyner, cybersecurity division chief at the office of the chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy is seeking industry support to help address its software-defined networking and data sharing requirements, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday.
“We need to get to software defined networks. We know we need to be able to share data more seamlessly across the Navy. The challenge is, how do we come up with modular platforms that don’t require hull cuts in order for us to be able to swap in and out on board the ship,” she said at the AFCEA NOVA Naval IT Day Wednesday. “That’s honestly one of the greatest impediments to modernization.”
BryerJoyner said the service is working with industry to enable its naval ships to transmit data and run applications in denied environments.