Smart Base

Connect thousands of on-base IoT devices with 4G LTE—and in the future, 5G Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)—to help make faster, smarter decisions.

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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Verizon: The 5G Living Lab

Leveraging Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband commercial network, Miramar will test concepts on autonomous vehicles, energy management and intelligent gate security in a fully functioning, non-sterile military base environment.

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Verizon solutions for smart bases.

Learn how our technology solutions and robust service capabilities can help you build a more modern and connected base.

Podcast series
5G Powered Use Cases for the DoD

Part 1
Industry and Military Collaboration

Military and industry collaboration are driving success at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar’s 5G Living Lab. Today we share some 5G powered use cases emerging out of this vital collaboration.


Part 2
AR and VR Showcases 5G Value for the DoD

Augmented reality and virtual reality are delivering real value to the warfighter and support teams across the DoD. How are 5G and MEC making these advanced technologies become a reality?


Unlocking the Potential of Rapid Drone Mapping Technologies for Remote Military Base Perimeters

Unlocking the Potential of Rapid Drone Mapping Technologies for Remote Military Base Perimeters

Unlocking the potential of rapid drone mapping technologies is a game-changer for base perimeters. This innovation not only helps fortify the Department of Defense in safeguarding remote bases but can empower public safety teams during critical events like the Maui wildfires this summer.

Mobile Connectivity and Military Recruitment

A Podcast with Verizon and Cradlepoint
Mobile Connectivity and Military Recruitment

In our latest podcast, Jared Colvig, Connected Solutions Architect at Verizon, and Mark DeVol, Vice President of Federal Sales at Cradlepoint, discuss ways enhanced mobile connectivity can help improve recruiting among the branches.

Benefits of Private 5G networks for military bases and installations

Benefits of Private 5G networks for military bases and installations

By using a private 5G network, DoD bases can seamlessly achieve their missions and solve connectivity issues

Unleashing the Power of 5G in Government Insights from Government and Industry Experts

Unleashing the Power of 5G in Government: Insights from Government and Industry Experts

Discover how 5G technology is helping reshape government operations and public services with insights from the U.S. Air Force, GSA, Verizon, and Department of Veterans Affairs. From healthcare advancements to national security, join us as we explore the transformative power of 5G in government.

Using 5G as an AI Incubator for the Department of Defense

Using 5G as an AI Incubator for the Department of Defense

At the Defense One/Nextgov DOD Cloud Workshop, Verizon's Lamont Copeland (Director of Federal Solutions Architecture) discussed how the Department of Defense can test artificial intelligence (AI) concepts using 5G connectivity in lab environments as well as in real world settings.

Wireless Technologies in the Modern DoD- Building a Robust Communication Network

Wireless Technologies in the Modern DoD- Building a Robust Communication Network

Breaking boundaries in defense communication: learn how wireless technologies are helping empower our nation's forces with enhanced agility, security, and efficiency.

5G MEC Computing Power at the Edge

5G MEC Computing Power at the Edge

2023 DefenseTalks: Verizon Fireside Chat

Lamont Copeland, Director of Federal Solutions Architecture at Verizon, joined Dr. Thomas Rondeau, Principal Director, 5G, Office of the Deputy CTO for Critical Technologies, OUSD R&E, Department of Defense, for a moderated fireside chat on 5G MEC- Computing Power at the Edge with respect to the needs of the military.

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UAV-based airborne-to-ground 4G/5G comms

For the past few years now, the DoD has been working with companies such as Verizon, Omni-Response, and Cornet Technology on pilots to add airborne-to-ground 5G connectivity to aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This initiative will leverage  command and control platforms and applications to provide mission critical asset and personnel management.

Federal Executive Forum 5G Strategies in Government

Federal Executive Forum 5G Strategies in Government.

Government has seen many benefits and use cases of 5G technology, but how are agencies navigating challenges and identifying new opportunities with the technology? Verizon joined leaders from government and industry to discuss 5G with respect to the needs of the federal government.

Federal News Network Executive Briefing DoD hones 5G requirements, priorities

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Federal News Network Executive Briefing: DoD hones 5G requirements, priorities

Is DoD ready to go primetime with 5G? Not quite. But the Defense Department is prioritizing projects, tests and use cases that will lay the foundation for wide 5G adoption sooner rather than later. Federal News Network talked with the DOD leaders and Verizon to get the 411.

Explore our 5G video series.

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Augmented and virtual reality training.

See how pairing Verizon 5G technology with Taqtile’s Manifest solution could help frontline troops conduct operations on real-world equipment.


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Augmented reality workforce solutions, featuring Vuzix.

Discover how Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and Vuzix M400 smart glasses could help deliver on-the-job expertise and knowledge—remotely. To enhance safety and productivity.

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Drone services, featuring Mapware.

Learn how Verizon 5G could help Aerial Applications Mapware digitize geospatial intelligence in high fidelity. For improved operational planning.



Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) helps Defense agencies that require a flexible, programmable, scalable, cloud-centric network foundation on which to build excellent digital user experiences and mission-focused operations.

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Executive Briefing Series
Investing in collaboration, data, people help DoD and DHS bolster cyber

Leaders from CISA, the Army Cyber Command and Defense’s JFHQ-DODIN share how they’re investing in all three to help improve cyber capabilities and resiliency for both public and private sector organizations.

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Verizon’s Lamont Copeland on quantum computing and generative AI in the war space

Lamont Copeland, Director of Federal Solutions Architecture at Verizon, joins other top leaders of the military and gov tech community to discuss emerging technologies and their potential to revolutionize modern defenses.

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Network Transformation in Action- An Industry Use Case for the DOD

At the Defense One Tech Summit 2023, Lamont Copeland, Director of Federal Solutions Architecture at Verizon and Jim Westdorp, Chief Technologist, Ciena Government Solutions, discussed how TDM networks are becoming increasingly costly to maintain and operate.

Connected and Protected — An Exploration into DISA’s 2024 Trends and Challenges

Uncover the challenges and triumphs on the Defense Information System Agency’s journey to connect and protect the warfighter in cyberspace. In this podcast, Verizon explores the intricacies of TDM replacement and the global collaborations shaping DISA's network modernization in 2024.

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What Do Defense Leaders Need to Know About TDM Modernization?

Advancements in network technology are a key enabler for future Department of Defense missions, but the lingering presence of Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) threatens to impede progress. Download the asset to learn more about how defense leaders can address TDM.

Revolutionizing Global Modern Connectivity for the Department of Defense

Discover how the Department of Defense is overcoming challenges in network security and performance by building a resilient private global network for real-time communications and rapid decision-making.

Private WAN Enhances Security Posture for Defense Agencies on the Road to Zero Trust

While agencies within the DOD are taking steps to improve cybersecurity, significant volumes of exposed data traffic continue to traverse public networks each day. Aligned to zero trust capabilities, Private WAN affords an enhanced security posture which minimizes this risk.

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Verizon, Ciena, and Network Modernization: A Roadmap for Defense Agencies

Working with industry partners who are familiar with the DOD's mission challenges helps ensure not only success, but an efficient transformation focused on reducing risk and maximizing ROI.  Learn how Verizon and Ciena's journey of modernization can help enhance the DOD’s roadmap for digital transformation.

DISA Focuses on Partnerships to Expedite Cloud Development in 2023.

DISA is focusing on IT and communications and leveraging them to support the DOD’s defense and security mission. Listen to this podcast to learn more.

Modernizing TDM Networks for the Department of Defense.

As the DoD undergoes technology transformation periods and updates their legacy systems, modernizing TDM networks is rising up as a key priority. However, there are several challenges to overcome while updating legacy systems and achieving true TDM modernization.

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The Future of Edge Computing at DoD.

Federal News Network talks with teams across DoD working toward the goal of making edge computing not only safe but fast and manageable. In this ebook, we offer a snapshot of the types of efforts taking place department wide to modernize network operations.

Explore our article series.

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EITaaS puts DoD cloud services on the same page. (Part 1)

Read how the Army and Air Force can use unified cloud services to break down silos, streamline data and deliver more effectively on the mission.

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EITaaS provides a foundation for DoD’s digital modernization. (Part 2)

See how EITaaS helps the DoD to digitally modernize by enabling new and emerging technologies and improving mission effectiveness.


Help protect your valuable networks and data should a security incident occur all while bolstering your agency’s mission.

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Hardening Federal Infrastructures Against Future Quantum Threats

In the “Hardening Federal Infrastructures Against Quantum Threats” interview, Lamont Copeland, Director of Federal Solutions Architecture with Verizon, and Jim Westdorp, Senior Director Strategic Initiatives at Ciena Government Solutions, broke down the different quantum types, threats and zero trust compatibility to federal agencies and beyond.

Key Cyber Strategies Series

Part 1
Defense In-Depth Layers on the Benefits to Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Strategy

As cyber attackers get smarter and more sophisticated, so must the DOD. Leveraging a strategy called Defense In-Depth, agencies can strategically layer tools to protect the network most effectively.

Part 2
Logging Strategy is a Crucial Part of the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Strategy

Effective logging is a crucial component of a robust cybersecurity posture for the DOD. In our latest article we address some of the challenges in determining what to log, how much to log, and how long to keep logs with Rico Cody, Solutions Architect at Verizon.

Part 3
DOD's Utilization of a Cyber Kill Chain Framework to Quantify Cyber Security Investments

Measuring the effectiveness of cyber defense tools is one of the major challenges for the DoD. Learn about how cyber kill chains can help address this issue while providing added security.

Exploring the New Department of Defense Zero Trust Strategy: A Podcast with Verizon and Zscaler

At the end of 2022, the Department of Defense released its Zero Trust Strategy and Roadmap. Industry experts from Verizon and Zscaler discussed how defense agencies can create roadmaps for bringing this new zero trust strategy to life.

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2023 Data Breach Investigations Report: Public Sector snapshot.

Now in its 16th year, the 2023 DBIR is one of the leading industry resources on cyber threat trends and data breach analysis.

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) in the Federal Space podcast.

As federal agencies embrace cloud-based applications that create a distributed network, alongside a need for low latency and high throughput, the concept of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is coming more into the forefront.

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A guide for federal agencies navigating Zero Trust.

Zero Trust is the ultimate expression of the philosophy "trust but verify," and it fundamentally changes the way agencies are protected.

Federal Executive Forum’s Cybersecurity Strategies/Defense & Homeland.

The dramatic change in workforce and service delivery has posed unique challenges to keep our nation secure. How are defense and homeland agencies training their workforce to accommodate evolving technologies?

Cybersecurity Challenges in the Hybrid Work Environment.

As agencies move to the hybrid work environment, cybersecurity solutions need to evolve to protect data.

QKD: Securing future network communications.

Hear how Quantum Key Distribution leverages quantum mechanics and may become the future of government cybersecurity.

Read our ransomware series.

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Ransomware reshapes the cybersecurity landscape.

Learn how to combat the threat of ransomware as it continues to impact government agencies.

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Protecting your agency against ransomware.

Learn best practices and get expert insights on how to counter this persistent threat.

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A guide to prevent government ransomware attacks.

Learn how to assess your agency’s cybersecurity—and vulnerabilities.

Intelligence Community

Intelligence agencies can secure critical communications and IT infrastructure by leveraging our decades of experience, expert partners and reliable, cutting-edge technology.

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How 5G and edge computing can help transform special ops

Understand how high-capacity communications and cloud-enabled edge computing can help special operations forces.

Demystifying Zero Trust for the DoD and IC

To meet government mandates, you need to understand Zero Trust architecture and how to integrate it within your organization.

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Preparing for a secure quantum future

As the federal government continues emphasizing the importance of creating a quantum internet, learn what it is and how you can prepare your agency to benefit from this initiative.

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Harnessing data for national security

Learn five ways agencies can collect, manage and use the ever-increasing amount of data being generated.

Explore our intel‑focused podcast series.

Laying the foundations for mission success

Build a future-ready network—without being distracted from critical missions—by using today’s technologies.

Zero Trust – the security oxymoron

Learn the advantages of Zero Trust architecture and how it is especially important for security when dealing with your highly complex operations.

5G for the intelligence community

Use the high-speed and low-latency capabilities of 5G to help improve national security by creating a robust, secure communications environment.


The Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) Service Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) contract provides secure end-to-end IT services across networks for the Navy/Marine Corps team.

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How the Navy can best maximize the NGEN SMIT contract vehicle.

In this white paper, Verizon and Leidos discuss the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) Service, Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) contract vehicle and how it helps support modernization initiatives across the Department of the Navy (DoN).

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Verizon wins $15 million Navy MWR data services contract

Verizon Public Sector has been competitively awarded a $15 million task order with Navy Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) through the federal government’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract vehicle. Verizon Public Sector, an incumbent Navy service provider, will deliver voice and data services at domestic and international locations.

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The Navy’s Path to Digital Transformation with NGEN-SMIT

The NGEN-SMIT contract is assisting the U.S. Navy along its journey to digital transformation. With tools like service management, service integration, and transport services, NGEN-SMIT is building towards mission success. Gain more understanding from Leidos and Verizon of how the NGEN-SMIT contract is modernizing the Navy’s IT infrastructure.

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With NGEN SMIT, Verizon is ready to help the Navy and Marine Corps modernize communications.

The Leidos/Verizon team can help you modernize legacy technologies to improve security, agility, productivity and collaboration.

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