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Naval Tactical Cloud computing

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Technical Report

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Gravely Naval Research Group, Naval War College Newport United States

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This paper analyzes the benefits of the U.S. Navy to implement a tactical cloud computing infrastructure aboard naval vessel using current technology found out in the private sector to execute expanding operational objectives. The need for tactical cloud computing specifically targets three technologies for an implementation which cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and application program interface. The paper touches on the effects of the current global environment is affecting the U.S. Navy in maintaining its maritime superiority and pursue the growing threats across the various regions of the world. Technology as a driving factor is creating rising competitors to the U.S. Navy that requires a shift in technology implementation to sustain as a global maritime superpower. The paper identifies, explains, and provides examples of the suggested technologies in private industry. The paper then describes the technologies ability to address U.S. Navy problems through an implementation conveyed in an operational scenario. The paper seeks to develop the argument that with the exponential rate at which technology is advancing a shift is required to implementing technologies quickly that assist in addressing future problems. The technologies listed in the paper are what is needed to posture for future threats and develop from going forth. The hope is to provoke thoughts of the possibilities that a Tactical Cloud computing system presents aboard U.S. Naval vessels exponentially enabling warfighters to achieve objectives.

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  • Computer Systems
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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