A PacStar/PKI Perspective - Best Public Key Infrastructure Practices for Tactical Networks
Authored by: Charlie Kawasaki, Chief Technical Officer, PacStar, and Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder, PKI Solutions, Inc.
Published in: MilsatMagazine
“The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is increasingly concerned about security and the availability of tactical networks and tactical communications for traditional command and control (C&C), surveillance and reconnaissance activities, while simultaneously increasing the reliance on networking for new capabilities such as coordination of joint/coalition warfighting, electronic and cyber warfare, and fielding unmanned and robotic systems. Recent advances in mobile devices also increase the DoD’s reliance on secure wireless networking.”
A Networked Battlefield – ISR Challenges and Solutions
Faster communications and continually connected devices, in the form of 5G and ubiquitous devices connected in an IoT infrastructure, will significantly change our domestic lives. Or so we hear during the commercial breaks between news segments or read in the Sunday papers over coffee.
Army Simplifies and Unifies the Tactical Network
As part of the Army’s efforts to eventually unify its tactical and enterprise networks, the service is developing three pilot technologies designed to simplify the planning and management of its tactical network.
Commercial Based, Two-Layer Encryption Improves Battlefield Mobility
In order to achieve and maintain warfighting overmatch, coForedinaatet ure deployed forces, and enable new capabilities, the US Army, Air Force and Navy are actively looking to new programs, such as Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) to ensure warfighters have maximum situational awareness.
PacStar CSfC Communications Solutions
The National Security Agency (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program enables organizations to transmit classified information using commercial-grade encryption solutions (when appropriately tested, certified, and configured), eliminating the need for expensive, difficult-to-use classified equipment.