Envitia attended the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Washington, DC Mobile Technology Summit, a forum for industry and government collaboration on emerging mobile requirements and capabilities. The event was held on January 21, 2016, in the amphitheater of the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, DC, with exhibitors showcasing technology solutions in the foyer. Notwithstanding the winter weather that struck the night before, all speakers and panellists we’re able to participate and shared their insights on a range of topics, including Disruptive Technology, IoT/ISR/Robotics, Application Ecosystems, and Tactical Mobility and Cloud.
Permeating ideas that arose throughout the day focused around the critical role security, ruggedness, and robustness play, both on the device and in the infrastructure delivering information to and from the device. As noted by several speakers, an underappreciated, but essential, component in effectively achieving security is the ability to incorporate geolocation and integrated understanding of how spatial proximity can be associated with trust. Further, it was identified how location awareness can be leaned upon for security enforcement, even in environments in which it is difficult to rely entirely on conventional security methodologies.
Other shared topics were perspectives and visions emphasizing re-contextualizing existing technology and processes in innovative ways to deliver revolutionary capability. These approaches further help manage a fiscal and procurement environment that has traditionally been challenging to introduce new technology into.
Ultimately, the day was very informative and productive, helping raise awareness for many issues that continue to limit mobile efficacy at the tactical edge, an area in which Envitia has been proactive in developing and offering solutions.
Payton Oliveri, Lead Technologist