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Mad Scientist Initiative – Installations of the Future: Day in the Life of a Garrison Commander

Mad Scientist Initiative – Installations of the Future: Day in the Life of a Garrison Commander Posted on November 3, 2019Leave a comment

Mad Scientist Initiative – Installations of the Future: Day in the Life of a Garrison Commander

AT&T Global Public Sector: Roger Wong, Usha Mohan, Michael Canty, Tina Chester, Richard Chung and Terry White

This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal.

Introduction

The rapid development and YTD video downloader crack deployment of ubiquitous connectivity with most, if not all, manufactured products, commonly referred to as The Internet of Things (IoT), is having a revolutionary effect on how people interact with their environment as they live, play, and work. This revolution is fundamentally changing the design, implementation, and use of infrastructure spawning Smart Schools, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, and Smart Campuses with technologies/functionalities that are applicable in creating Smart Garrisons. Herein, “Smart Garrison” denotes a secure, multi-building Army garrison that is highly interactive and collaborative.

IoT refers to devices connected to the cloud or simply to a local network that is either public or private. IoT devices can be small and constrained, e.g., single function devices like temperature sensors or motion detectors that send small amounts of data to the network; they can also be micro to small computers that process data at the edge before transmitting to the network; cameras that transmit high definition video; or something akin to a connected car with 1,000s of sensors – an IoT environment on wheels. Clearly, the Internet of Things has already evolved to encompass nearly anything connected to the network.

With IoT devices in mind, this White Paper discusses the Garrisons of today, and what technologies may enhance Garrison operations of today from the viewpoint of a Garrison Commander. Section 2 provides a hypothetical day in the life of a Garrison Commander in the future, and Sections 3 thru 6 discusses present and potential future technologies that may be used to create a Smart Garrison environment in support of the Garrison Commander and his/her staff.

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