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  • That’s classified! The history and future of NSA Type 1 encryption

    That’s classified! The history and future of NSA Type 1 encryption

    The NSA Type 1 encryption program has a rich and complex history, shaped by evolving threats, technological advancements, and the need to protect classified information.

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  • That’s classified! The history and future of NSA Type 1 encryption

    That’s classified! The history and future of NSA Type 1 encryption

    The NSA Type 1 encryption program has a rich and complex history, shaped by evolving threats, technological advancements, and the need to protect classified information.

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  • Bring on the edge

    Bring on the edge

    We’ve moved beyond the cloud – the demands for near real-time insights outpace its inherent speed challenges. But more bandwidth and more computing power isn’t always enough. Bring on the edge.

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  • Bring on the edge

    Bring on the edge

    We’ve moved beyond the cloud – the demands for near real-time insights outpace its inherent speed challenges. But more bandwidth and more computing power isn’t always enough. Bring on the edge.

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  • Intercepted communications: Encryption standards for the defense edge

    Intercepted communications: Encryption standards for the defense edge

    Encryption is a critical component of data security, providing a reliable method for ensuring the security and confidentiality of sensitive data for government, defense, and aerospace...

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  • Intercepted communications: Encryption standards for the defense edge

    Intercepted communications: Encryption standards for the defense edge

    Encryption is a critical component of data security, providing a reliable method for ensuring the security and confidentiality of sensitive data for government, defense, and aerospace...

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  • Advancing the frontiers of space science: The James Webb Space Telescope and next-generation observatories

    Advancing the frontiers of space science: The James Webb Space Telescope and next-generation observatories

    Larger payloads in space directly translate to the ability to design and deploy telescopes with larger apertures and more advanced technology, allowing deeper and broader exploration of the cosmos.

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  • Taking the cloud to new heights: Secure airborne data servers

    Taking the cloud to new heights: Secure airborne data servers

    As the U.S. Army develops the next generation of attack-reconnaissance rotorcraft, reliable, easy, and secure access to data is a critical mission requirement. And keeping everyone in the...

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  • Taking the cloud to new heights: Secure airborne data servers

    Taking the cloud to new heights: Secure airborne data servers

    As the U.S. Army develops the next generation of attack-reconnaissance rotorcraft, reliable, easy, and secure access to data is a critical mission requirement. And keeping everyone in the...

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  • 5G: Architecting for the edge

    5G: Architecting for the edge

    Adoption of new technology is always phased across the military – it’s simply too expensive and risks readiness to upgrade everything simultaneously. In considering 5G, tremendous value could be...

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  • The criticality of DO-254 and DO-178C standards for future Army autonomous vehicles

    The criticality of DO-254 and DO-178C standards for future Army autonomous vehicles

    The future of warfare is rapidly evolving, with the advent of autonomous vehicles and the increasing integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. By 2030, the Army is likely to look...

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  • Simplifying space payloads with microelectronics

    Simplifying space payloads with microelectronics

    In the new race to space, there are two cost-effective technologies expanding the opportunities for commercialization and increasing the quality of space systems.

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  • Commercial technology and the space-based defense data chain

    Commercial technology and the space-based defense data chain

    The rising use of commercially available components in space systems is driving the new race to space. And with more satellites launched last year than were operating in total in 2010, it’s clear...

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  • Big data on the modern battlefield

    Big data on the modern battlefield

    With defense environments evolving and new sensor technology creating an influx of big data and enhanced decision-making capabilities, there is a growing need for high-performance hardware and...

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  • A Q&A with Mercury CEO Bill Ballhaus

    A Q&A with Mercury CEO Bill Ballhaus

    On August 15, the Mercury Systems Board of Directors appointed Bill Ballhaus president and CEO. Get to know the new CEO in this Q&A as he discusses Mercury’s position in the A&D industry, how...

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  • Evolving the model for defense acquisition

    Evolving the model for defense acquisition

    Shortening the supply chain process is crucial to the Department of Defense’s ability to solve an ongoing and often-discussed challenge: acquisition reform.

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  • Mercury CGO Christine Harbison on Defense One Radio

    Mercury CGO Christine Harbison on Defense One Radio

    Mercury Chief Growth Officer, Christine Harbison, spoke with Defense One Radio about the capabilities Mercury is bringing to the international aerospace and defense community and the challenges...

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  • The digital twin: delivering real results via virtual technology

    The digital twin: delivering real results via virtual technology

    Also known as virtual twins, digital twins are increasingly being used in many industries to model and monitor individual components, physical assets, entire systems, and even business processes,...

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  • Processing convergence: Advanced, agile defense electronics technology

    Processing convergence: Advanced, agile defense electronics technology

    Recent innovations and research advancements are proving that the legacy design approach to defense processing is outdated and must be transformed to meet future needs.

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  • Exploiting direct RF FPGAs for electronic warfare

    Exploiting direct RF FPGAs for electronic warfare

    New, highly integrated devices are transforming technology for EW applications, with significant performance advantages over the traditional collection of single-function discrete components...

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