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Pentagon takes meaningful steps towards a viable military Internet of Things

4th December 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by David Isby, Jason Sherman in New York, Virginia

Efforts continue to place Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2)​ firmly in the Pentagon's long-term acquisition plans.

The US Air Force has created a new avenue for prototype projects launched as experiments through the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) to be adopted into the DoD’s formal procurement portfolio.

Meanwhile, a senior DARPA official has shed more light on how the agency foresees implementation of ‘jointness’, with a role for frontline combat support 'geek squads'.

USAF acquisition executive Will Roper established a new ABMS management construct in late November. This dedicated acquisition shop aims to ensure that rapid-start capabilities — deemed viable as part of the effort to create a military Internet of Things and Joint All Domain Command

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David Isby


David Isby

David Isby is a Washington-based attorney and consultant on national security issues. He has experience …

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Jason Sherman


Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman is a US-based journalist. Since 1994, he has covered the Pentagon, defence industry, …

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