“At the end of the day, it’s all about effects,” Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett, USA, director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said during his LandWarNet address this morning. Focusing his remarks on the enterprise, the general emphasized the need for partnerships to enable success on the battlefield and other world situations. Moving forward, enterprise leaders and users will have several issues to address, including how to leverage the classified and unclassified domains to create a common operational picture.
The need for warzone advantages are unlikely to diminish. “I think in the future we’re going to be in persistent conflict,” Gen. Pollett stated. Terrorism and the cyber domain have redefined persistent operations and what the military must to do have positive effects and to protect forces, he explained. Added to these challenges is the concern over resource constraints which will force defense officials to determine how to gain efficiencies without compromising missions. “We no longer can afford to compete with each other,” the general said about the various military organizations. Saving money by reducing duplicate technologies will help the military fund resources necessary for the tactical edge.