George Kamis, chief technology officer for global governments and critical infrastructure business atÂ Forcepoint,Â has said fog computing and cross-domain technologies could help warfighters at the tactical edge secure and accelerate sharing of data gathered from various internet-connected devices.
Kamis wrote in a GCN piece posted Friday that fog computing could support military forces deployed in remote areas with limited communications.
With fog computing, â€œonly essential information will make its way to the cloud, saving precious bandwidth and increasing the speed of information-sharing,â€ he said. â€œThis provides the U.S. military with an advantage when it comes to acting on real-time data and intelligence.â€
Kamis mentioned the characteristics of fog computing based on the National Institute of Standards and Technologyâ€™s conceptual model and discussed how cross-domain technology could help fog, edge and cloud computing users disseminate data between multiple security levels.
â€œCross-domain cloud technology allows for data sharing between various networks and classification levels, monitoring those data transfers and ensuring only correct, authorized and sanitized information is moved,â€ he added.