During peacetime and in conflict, the U.S. military still relies on decades-old enterprise ground systems (EGS) in their attempt to achieve true situational awareness. As data collection increases, information continues to be loaded and trapped in stovepipes – despite the fact that these siloed architectures are expensive and time consuming.
Analysts have been spending more time searching and correlating information from various data sources rather than analyzing data because it is housed across a landscape of systems and networks. This siloed data prevents collaboration on important military tactics such as threat detection, decision support and furthering research. Each satellite-to-ground-station stack needs its own costly front-end interfaces and data management tools to allow the flow between satellites, operators, and other systems.