Navy to Focus Only on Open Systems
On March 5, Vice Admiral Mark Edwards, deputy chief of naval operations for communications, announced that the U.S. Navy would be moving exclusively to open systems. He broke the news by saying, “the days of proprietary technology must come to an end.”
In his statement, Edwards also discussed the ability to move faster, spend less money, and with tighter coupling of systems, “By using an open network architecture, the Navy could rapidly upgrade its capabilities and handle increases for demand… Above all, we must break the stovepipes of data so that we can share information across domains”.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.