Monday, April 24, 2017

OODA in the Machine: Telecom discovers Col. John Boyd

ETSI Experiential Networked Intelligence group elects leaders during kick off meeting: "The purpose of the group is to define a Context Aware System using Artificial Intelligence (AI) based on the “observe-orient-decide-act” control model. This enables the system to adjust offered services based on changes in user needs, environmental conditions and business goals.

"Dr. Raymond Forbes explained: 'The purpose of the group is to improve operators' experience regarding network deployment and operation, by using AI techniques.' "

Deus ex Machina: AI, the Wizard Hat, and the Future of Humanity

And this in the Save Us From Ourselves Department -

Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future - Wait But Why:
"Not only is Elon’s new venture—Neuralink—the same type of deal, but six weeks after first learning about the company, I’m convinced that it somehow manages to eclipse Tesla and SpaceX in both the boldness of its engineering undertaking and the grandeur of its mission. The other two companies aim to redefine what future humans will do—Neuralink wants to redefine what future humans will be."

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Power to the Edge - Command...Control...in the Information Age





AN EDGE APPROACH TO INTEROPERABILITY

"An approach to interoperability with power to the edge characteristics promises to make interoperability a more tractable problem because the move to a post and smart pull approach frees us from the tyranny of [information exchange requirements]."

Friday, April 21, 2017

Public Safety Advocate: Opting In or Out? � ANDREWSEYBOLD.com

HELP WANTED:  More Andy Seybolds.



Public Safety Advocate: Opting In or Out? � ANDREWSEYBOLD.com

Metcalfe's Law is Wrong - IEEE Spectrum

Considerations in why shared systems in public safety communications are valuable - and why there may be limiting factors, including combining systems of unequal size.  Next stop:  SNR and value being drowned in the noise.



Metcalfe's Law is Wrong - IEEE Spectrum

Monday, December 07, 2015

Montana Highway Patrol helps county pay for unused, unwanted tower

Montana Highway Patrol helps county pay for unused, unwanted tower | The Glendive Ranger Review: Although they have not yet rid themselves of the communication tower near Fallon, Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Mary Jo Gehnert said Dawson County has found help paying the bills from Montana Highway Patrol. The tower was erected in 2007 on Bureau of Land Management land with Homeland Security funds from the Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program.
However, by 2011 Interoperability Montana was running out of administrative and operations funding and on June 30, 2011 IM dissolved. When IM dissolved, approximately $10 million in grant awards, projects and contracts were abandoned.
“When the IM project went defunct, all of the expenses fell back on to Dawson County,” Gehnert said.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Enhancing National Preparedness to Space-Weather Events | whitehouse.gov

Enhancing National Preparedness to Space-Weather Events | whitehouse.gov: The strategy plans to deal with communications operability and interoperability - "Ensure the capability and interoperability of communications systems during extreme space-weather events: Effective communications systems are essential to gaining and maintaining situational awareness and ensuring unity of effort in response and recovery operations. The effects of space weather on communications systems occur at different timescales and at varying degrees within a single event, depending on the system and the characteristics and duration of the event. Government and private-sector stakeholders need guidance that allows them to maintain communications capabilities (including interoperability) during an extreme space-weather event."

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Philippines, Pacific militaries train in post-disaster communication | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

Philippines, Pacific militaries train in post-disaster communication: Military representatives from 21 Asia-Pacific nations including the Philippines met in Manila to discuss how to restore communication channels destroyed in disaster situations.

The meeting, part of the United States-led Exercise Pacific Endeavor 2015, hosted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines provided an opportunity for the partner-nations to enhance communication interoperability and learn about the latest trends in satellite technology, broadband global access networks (BGAN) and mobile Internet capabilities.