HxGN LIVE Resiliency Series: Leverage data to achieve new levels of situational awareness in defense

Staying ahead of threats is not an easy task for defense organizations. More and better information is key, but making the best use of data is a challenge.

For instance, the United States Department of Defense in October 2020 published a new Data Strategy “focused on accelerating the Department’s transition to a data-centric organization that uses data at speed and scale for operational advantage and increased efficiency.” The strategy states, “The Department is adopting new technologies as part of its Digital Modernization program – from automation to Artificial Intelligence (Al) to 5G-enabled edge devices. However, the success of these efforts depends upon fueling this digital infrastructure in a secure manner with the vast flows of data available from external sources, DoD systems, and connected sensors and platforms. Adversaries are also racing to amass data superiority, and whichever side can better leverage data will gain military advantage. Our ability to fight and win wars requires that we become world leaders in operationalizing and protecting our data resources at speed and scale.”

Join us at the HxGN LIVE Resiliency Series to discuss how militaries and defense solution providers can achieve new levels of situational awareness.

Here’s a quick look at some of the topics we’ll cover during the series.

Enable better mission planning with real-time data

Providing real-time data is critical to mission success, but accessing and sharing that data has oftentimes been a challenge. Defense organizations are facing a barrage of data at unprecedented rates of volume, variety and velocity. They’re also facing uncertainty in recognizing and planning for the theater of tomorrow and knowing with which allies they will need to share data, making open architecture a crucial need.

Building situational awareness and leveraging real-time intelligence solutions are key elements of better mission planning. We’ll discuss moving beyond traditional geospatial technology to having the ability to transform copious amounts of complex real-time data into actionable intelligence both prior to and during missions. We’ll also touch on how this intelligence supports a common operational picture and informs information, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities and even mission simulations.

Assist C2 from the HQ to the battlefield

Modern warfare operations require intensive use of real-time data from an increasing number of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance sensors on the battlefield, from moving tracks, radar feeds, live imagery, incident reports, and other sources. Environments vary wildly, from peace enforcement or support to conventional or asymmetric warfare in unpredictable locations. Defense and intelligence forces need the ability to connect to, visualize, and analyze any data source on the fly.

During the series, we’ll talk about how today’s command and control systems can leverage data from any source, be it from live sensors, satellite imagery, or even historical data, and visualize the connections to achieve intelligent and connected operations. A common operational picture can be accessed from the field to the control room, enabling quick decision making and saving lives.

Provide visual analysis across air, land, sea, and joint operations

Time is of essence in the planning and execution of air, land, sea, or joint operations, from relatively small command posts all the way up to headquarters. A report from the Congressional Research Service in June 2020 said the aim of the future DoD ISR enterprise is to gain access to data from multiple domains (space, air, land, sea, and cyber); make rapid sense of that data; securely deliver it to weapons, weapon systems, and commanders; and possess a workforce that can execute its mission in competition and combat, at a pace greater than the enemy.

Operators rely on data feeds to effectively map and surveil areas and to observe the routines of civilians or other forces. Visual analysis at all levels is critical to reducing combat, operational, and civilian casualties, tracking, pinpointing unusual activity, and even detecting improvised explosive devices. We’ll discuss how the effective visualization of geospatial information from multiple sources generates informational advantages for military forces. It is critical to operational success, increases situational awareness, and facilitates the dissemination of data in rapidly evolving situations.

Seize the opportunity for faster and better imagery intelligence

The understanding of geospatial intelligence and information is a key enabler of battlespace situational awareness for military forces.  As new intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms and sensors come online, military forces around the world face daily challenges to collect, analyze, and disseminate an ever-increasing volume of rich imagery and intelligence products.

When military decision-makers have a clearer picture of the entire battlespace, tactical and strategic decisions become data-driven. Learn how military leaders can maintain an advantage when responding to real-time challenges by exploiting real-time imagery and transforming it into the meaningful information necessary for informed, mission-critical decision-making.

Pre-register now for the HxGN LIVE Resiliency Series!

Free to attend, the HxGN LIVE Resiliency Series will take place June 8, 10, 15, and 17 with multiple online sessions each day across different time zones around the world. We will feature industry thought leaders, topics, and trends during panel discussions, roundtables, one-on-one interviews, and more.

We’ve launched the HxGN LIVE Resiliency Series event site for pre-registration. Visit the event page, check out the topics, sign up, and receive notifications about the series.