-- Incremental upgrades to existing programs seek to integrate technology improvements faster and at a lower cost
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Combined effects of sequestration, continuing resolutions, reprogramming, overseas contingency operations (OCO) funding place holders, and the Strategic Choices and Management Review drive up costs of C4ISR procurement. In addition, these factors delay real reform to the requirements process and stifle innovative technology implementation.
"Providers of essential commercial technology, such as satellite communications, are unable to plan, invest and provide responsive and cost efficient services as a result of these uncertainties," said Aerospace and Defense Senior Industry Analyst
However, with COTS-based computer networking technologies combining lower costs and more frequent technical refresh advantages, the DoD is showing interest in actively leveraging IT and sensor product advantages for social networking, mobile computing, cloud computing, and cyber security.
There has also been a dramatic rise in funding to improve collaboration and security of enterprise networks. The trend towards short-term and multi-vendor contracts has helped raise the number of market participants, including new commercial vendors, across all C4ISR technology areas.
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