Commercial technologies are about to completely redefine IT capabilities in the Navy’s afloat community

On this edition of On DoD, Jared talks with two leaders from the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) who are experimenting with technologies like 5G and proliferated low-earth orbit satellites. We’ll talk about the massive increase in bandwidth those technologies allow and the improvements they might enable — both for quality of life issues when sailors are underway, and for mission requirements.

Our guests:

— Rob Wolborsky, NAVWAR’s chief engineer

— Ron Wolfe, the Navy’s technical warrant holder for mobility