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Interoperability key to giving warfighters the edge in battle

August 28, 2009
at 11:13 am PST

The TANDBERG Public Sector team has been at the 22nd Annual Air Force Information Technology Conference (AFITC) this week in Montgomery, AL, where the focus has been “The warfighter’s edge in battle.”

The consistent theme we’ve heard at the conference and show is that interoperability and speed of communication are two of the largest determining factors in whether a warfighter wins or loses.  

TANDBERG products are built with interoperability in mind, and speed of communication is one of the reasons why our products are in high demand in many government agencies and organizations…certainly the US military. 

Needless to say, we were pleased when Lt. Gen. William T. Lord, Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer (SAF/XC) announced that TANDBERG will be the first Air Force vendor to go through the new agency-wide reciprocity initiative. This initiative provides a systematic process for ensuring timely reciprocity of a DoD IS/IT from one of the Services, COCOMS or DoD agencies to another. This speeds up approval times, which can take 12 to 18 months, and allows, for example, the Army to adopt technologies that have received approval from the Air Force and vice versa.

This initiative will save time and money, and get resources to the warfighter much faster. We are happy to be the first case study for this initiative, and excited that our solutions will be empowering and protecting the best armed forces in the world. Just goes to show that a standards-based solution can transcend any communication barrier.

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