'Systems integrators' under political fire, but the military needs them more than ever.
Political theater aside, the demand for systems integrators is expected to rise. The "network" is the coin of the realm in today's weapons, and the military is hugely dependent on integrators to connect disparate systems and to enable the information-centric approach to warfare.
"Everything points to more networked solutions," says David Melcher, president of ITT Defense and Information Solutions. The company recently reorganized its $6.3 billion defense and aerospace businesses in order to position itself to compete more successfully in the information-technology and systems integration worlds. More interoperability, more integration, more intelligence fusion is "what our customers tell us they need," Melcher says.
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|Date:||Feb 1, 2010|
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