In a press release dated September 16, 2019, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) discussed its sponsorship, along with the U.S. Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, of the development of a cloud computing environment called Cloud-to-Edge (CTE). CTE harnesses the power of cloud computing to enhance the agility of naval warfighters by enabling secure combat system development, automated software testing and analysis, and scalable simulation.
According to the press release, “The key component of the CTE environment is the Automated Test and Re-Test (ATRT) system, which delivers software-driven capabilities to the warfighter as quickly as possible. Virginia-based company Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) developed ATRT after receiving SBIR funding to design technology that would promote rapid integration, testing and certification of new and updated software.”
The release goes on to discuss the important role of ATRT in the successful deployment of a virtualized AEGIS Weapon System earlier this year.
Read the full press release, Ready for the Fight: Accelerating Cloud-Based Warfare Systems, or view it on the Navy’s ONR website here.