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Discover how interoperability enables cooperation at Eurosatory 2022 

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Cooperation is critical to the success of modern defense organizations. Even today, operations require a high degree of coordination across allied nations and their defense forces. As global threats evolve, the need for an integrated and coordinated response becomes increasingly vital. What helps ensure successful international cooperation? Interoperability. The ability to maneuver multinational tactical forces in…Read more

Tackling digital overload in the modern defense workplace 

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In our “A digital workplace for a modern defense ecosystem” blog, I shared some thoughts about hybrid workplaces, changing talent expectations, and what this means for Defense and Intelligence organizations around the world. The hybrid work environments initiated in response to COVID-19 have given us important lessons about reinventing the modern defense workplace. Now, it’s…Read more

Meeting the challenge of military readiness in a digital world 

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A changing geopolitical situation, new ways of warfare, increasing cyber threats, and the rise of space capabilities and 5G communication are transforming Defense organizations. That transformation has been given even more impetus by COVID-19, which forced many organizations to reconsider their operating paradigms. Adapting to this complex and fluid landscape is impacting militaries’ ability to…Read more

A digital workplace for a modern defense ecosystem 

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I recently participated in the first-ever NATO Digital Workplace Conference, where we spent two days discussing the future of defense work. It was a fantastic event, and I was honored to keynote a session on “A digital workplace for a modern defense ecosystem.” To keep the conversation going, I would like to share some highlights…Read more

Microsoft defense and intelligence at Pacific Future Forum 

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Microsoft is pleased to be sponsoring a key event for the United Kingdom’s defense industry: The Pacific Future Forum. Delivered in partnership with HM Government and the Royal Navy, the Pacific Future Forum is one of the UK’s keynote international events of 2021. Learn more about the event and Microsoft’s participation below, and we hope…Read more

Microsoft helps defense industry embrace digital transformation 

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The allied defense community relies on a strong defense industrial base (DIB) to keep armed forces at peak readiness. The DIB is charged with the research, design, production, integration, sustainment, and service of everything from microelectronics, to platforms, to air fields, to C2 systems— all to serve military and national security needs. The DIB is…Read more

Leveraging the value of our partnerships to empower Defense and Intelligence 

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Microsoft has developed one of the largest technology ecosystem in the world, which provides opportunities for our partners in the defense industrial base to digitally transform and deliver mission capability. With our partners we seek to: Help securely advance missions across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace to promote stability and security for people, nations,…Read more

AI at the tactical edge for search & rescue operations 

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In the 1960s, military strategist John Boyd developed the concept of OODA – Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. This combat philosophy emphasized agility over brute force: If you see more, understand better, decide faster, and react more quickly than an adversary, you likely win. Boyd died in 1997, well before anyone had heard the term “edge…Read more

Enabling defense and intelligence missions with the cloud 

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The impact of COVID-19 and the increasingly complex global security environment have made one thing is clear: defense and intelligence agencies must quickly adapt to change. Forces and defense organizations need to make decisions quickly, and data is the lifeblood of every mission. One aspect of military activity that has remained consistent since ancient times:…Read more

How digital transformation is advancing Defense and Intelligence 

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Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, largely driven by exponential improvements in compute power, storage capacity, and global connectivity. These advances have ushered in a new ‘digital age’ in which data is the most valuable commodity and drives disruption across all industries—Defense and Intelligence included. As in other industries, defense customers are accelerating digital…Read more

Why Zero Trust is the right mindset for the defense and intelligence industry 

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In July 2019, Kurt DelBene, Milo Medin, and Richard Murray wrote, The Road to Zero Trust (Security), for the Defense Innovation Board. In it, they stated: “…cybersecurity is at a critical juncture. Its networks are growing in size and complexity, requiring massive amounts of rapid data transfer to maintain situational awareness on the digital and…Read more

COVID-19 accelerates defense agencies adoption of new technologies 

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COVID-19 has forced defense and intelligence agencies to vastly increase the use of remote work. One great example is the Pentagon, the largest employer in the United States. It enabled one million people to work remotely since the start of the pandemic. As part of its rapid response, the Pentagon created a service it calls…Read more