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The Navy Charts a Course for Information Dominance
Vice Admiral Ted Branch, USN, the Navy's N2/N6 and Director of Naval Intelligence, explains how industry can benefit from understanding the Navy's priorities when it comes to Information Dominance. He will also explain how he manages to juggle four different jobs that are all related to the mission of Information Dominance.
Budget Problems Impact Science and Technology Personnel as Much as Programs
Gadgets and gizmos are not the only things beset by the U.S. Defense Department's continued battle with shrinking budget dollars. The civilian work force "is now showing the early signs of stress."
U.S. Navy Fielding Weather-Predicting Sea Drones
U.S. Navy scientists are fielding unmanned underwater drones which, when used with mathematical models, satellites and good old-fashioned brainpower, can better analyze the globe’s oceans and forecast.
U.S. Navy to Unveil 'Game-Changing' Lethal Railgun
It has been a decade in the making, and soon the U.S. Navy will demonstrate what Navy leaders have lauded as game changing technology.
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MARINE CORPS C4ISR
The U.S. Marine Corps is preparing for a host of new missions—some of which remain to be identified. The end of two wars on Southwest Asia is spawning a redeployment to new regions that face specific challenges of their own. And, in this information era, the nature of warfare itself continues to evolve rapidly. Technology is both driving changes and providing solutions to new challenges, and the Corps is adapting its command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) to meet new challenges.
OPEN SOURCE INTELLIGENCE
The explosion of social media on top of the continued expansion of the Web has created a new wellspring of open source information that can be tapped to generate valuable knowledge. In some cases, the information is sitting out in the open waiting to be analyzed. In others, data dispersed among different environments needs to be consolidated and processed. Whatever the condition, open source intelligence holds the potential for providing information that analysts did not even know existed.
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