It’s Day 3 at 2023 I/ITSEC. Some S&T community trends at this year’s event are crystal clear. Two on the author’s short list include the expanding presence of AR/MR/VR/XR in military enterprises and the fast-paced “cross pollination” of materiel offered to high-risk training enterprises in and beyond defense.
This I/ITSEC’s Signature Event offered the opportunity for delegates and exhibitors to gain insights on training readiness priorities and observations from senior DoD leaders. To manage expectations early on, the session did not provide official requirements – yet, significantly, session attendees were able to gain broad insights on common threads and unique developments the US military training enterprises will see into the near future.
Moving beyond technology to the business side of the S&T industry, this November 21, Vioso announced the full acquisition of domeprojection.com. Benjamin Fritsch, Vioso’s managing director and Christian Steinmann, managing director of domeprojection, met later with the author to provide additional details on the acquisition.
Launched at I/ITSEC, this collaborative visualization tool is designed to deliver real-world networked or stand-alone military mission planning and after action review in three dimensions via integration with the Varjo MR headset.
No doubt about it, this is era of partisanship and in some instances, rancor, on Capitol Hill. The author finds it interesting that the Congressional Caucus remains one shining instance of bipartisanship, where House of Representative and Senate members across the political aisle continue to work toward advancing MS&T.