On the Suitability of Mobile Cloud Computing at the Tactical Edge
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA OTTAWA Canada
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On 21 May 2013, DGSTJFD requested advice from the Canadian National Lead of The Technical Cooperation Panel TTCP Command, Control, Communications and IntelligenceC3I Action Group 2 AG2 on Cloud Computing regarding how cloud computing could be used in a tactical environment to garner important Command and Control C2 and situational awareness information. In response to this request, and based on the recommendations from an AG2 Technical Report on coalition cloud computing, scientists in the Cyber Operations and Signals Warfare COSW Section of Defence Research and Development Canada DRDCcontracted a preliminary study to assess the use of tactical clouds in enhancing warfighter effectiveness. The study produced a number of diverse use-cases, architectures, and scenarios for tactical cloud computing.