The current information ecosystem requires a more collaborative strategy, a top Verizon official recently told attendees of a Defense Information System Agency industry conference last week.
AOL Government’s Wyatt Kash reports Lowell McAdam said believed government and industry need to work together to make wireless spectrum more efficient.
McAdam said Verizon would commit personnel and allocate $5 million in order to collaborate with the Defense Department to develop spectrum sharing methods, according to Kash’s report.
He indicated that the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to auction radio spectrum as well as legislation authorizing incentive auctions were both steps in the right direction.
The legislation will help dedicate spectrum to a nationwide network for first responders that is compatible with Verizon’s long term evolution networks, Kash reported.
McAdam also highlighted the growing importance of information for organizations such as the Defense Department, which sees cyberspace as important as other traditional domains.