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It’s no secret that governments face more challenges than ever before. Information technology is advancing rapidly — and governments at all levels must be even quicker to protect operational networks and citizens from cybersecurity threats.
Command and control centers need content visualization technologies that offer multidomain security, access to a wide range of content sources and resources to help leaders make decisions quickly.
A command and control center can have all of these capabilities, but it needs a few different things to ensure that it will stand the test of time:
- A flexible Common Operational Picture (COP) — With a COP acting as the single shared source for decision-making processes, government leaders can create an adaptive approach to all missions — on the ground, in the seas, in the air and in space.
- The usage of presets — Missions evolve constantly, and technology has to do the same. When there is no time for end users to wait for a programmer to change things around, presets allow for a user’s experience to be personalized at the click of a button.
- Multiclassification — It’s absolutely necessary these days for a command and control center to cater to multiple security configurations within the same system. This approach should be flexible enough to differentiate between security levels, as individuals have different clearances and end users occasionally need to switch between different computers (all with differing clearance levels as well). To ensure that users can only access authorized material, KVM systems are often designed to access multiple domains across multiple sources with different security classifications.
- High-performance visualization — It’s imperative that information can be visualized via an ultra-wide canvas at a high resolution. In many situations, a command and control center must be 4K ready at the very least.
- Becoming future-proof — Artificial intelligence and augmented reality are still making their way through the AV industry, and a truly future-proof command and control center should reflect that in its design.
To learn more about how command and control centers can be certain to stay on top of the latest technological advances and security threats, download this corresponding white paper from Cyviz.