Can the Pentagon connect with the Internet of Things?

Emerging Technology Can the Pentagon connect with the Internet of Things? By Sean Lyngaas Nov 11, 2015 If the Defense Department is to take full advantage of the Internet of Things, experts say an as yet elusive common language for the countless and far-flung devices on defense networks must emerge. The Internet of Things — a catchall term for the increasing connectivity of a vast array of devices, from cars to thermostats — is a phenomenon that government officials and business executives are trying to tap for strategic advantage and profit. According to Juniper Research, the number of such devices will more than double from 13.4 billion in 2015 to 38.5 billion in 2020. The automation inherent in such connected devices is integral to DOD’s “third offset strategy,” an expansive…


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