General Dynamics Mission Systems and Institute for Defense Analyses Join Wireless Innovation Forum

Leading Provider of Mission Critical C4ISR Systems and Non-Profit Defense Research Group add to Continuing Breadth of Forum Membership

The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) announced today the addition of two new members: General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) and the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). GDMS is a leading provider of mission critical C4ISR systems across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains and IDA provides objective analyses of national security issues and related national challenges, particularly those requiring extraordinary scientific and technical expertise.

IDA – a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia just outside Washington, DC – operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in the public interest: the Systems and Analyses Center, the Science and Technology Policy Institute, and the Center for Communications and Computing. IDA exists to promote national security, preserve the public welfare, and advance scientific learning by analyzing, evaluating, and reporting on matters of interest to the United States Government.

“IDA has joined WinnForum in order to create momentum in the Software Defined and Cognitive Radio communities to lower overall power consumption through industry agreement and standardization of Energy Management Application Programming Interfaces (EM-APIs),” said Dr. Bruce Fette (IDA) chair of the new Energy Management API project announced in June. “We hope that by bringing the industrial base together to plan the most productive way to define these mechanisms for the commercial and industrial base, anticipating current and future waveforms, networks, hardware architectures, platform and system requirements, we can…

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