Larry Seltzer: The internet of military things: Logistics dream, security nightmare?

The potential for the IoT (Internet of Things) in the military services is truly awesome. It's the stuff of science fiction. Don't expect it to be adopted at the speed with which we Internet-enable thermostats and soda machines, but expect to see it.

The obvious applications of Internet-enabled weapons and transportation are cool enough, but now DISA (the Defense Information Systems Agency) is researching "...not only communications with systems and vehicles in the field, but also biometric sensors that report back to commands on the situational health and performance of individual soldiers," according to Tobias Naegele on GovTechWorks.

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