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October 2012 SIGNAL Magazine

October 2012 Cover: Tactical Information Systems, Intelligence

TACTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Not Your Father's J-6
    The newly reconstituted Joint Staff office is not just picking up where the previous version left off.
Tactical Communications Technology Reaches Inflection Point
   Military radio experts reveal emerging trends in acquisition and technology.
Better Visibility Across the Battlefield
    A key release for Blue Force Tracker brings new benefits to two theaters.

MILITARY
A Different Type of Self-Forming Network
    People, not necessarily technology, come together in a plan to foster creativity in acquisition.
Prototype Improves Command and Control of Intelligence Data
   The U.S. Air Force soon will begin installing a new system to aid intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance planning and tasking.

INTELLIGENCE
Managing Change in the Intelligence Community
    A new computing architecture emphasizes shared resources.
Intelligence CIOs Teaming for Change
   New common goals open doors for more efficient approaches to information sharing.
Writing a New Spy School Syllabus
   The National Intelligence University prepares for its fifth decade with a shift in focus and a change in venue.

VIEWPOINT
Global Positioning System Is a Single Point of Failure
    Vulnerabilities could be addressed with upgraded LORAN.

ASIA-PACIFIC
China Ship Upgrades Enable Underwater Surveillance
    Towed array technologies add new capabilities to destroyers.

ASSOCIATION FEATURE
Cybersecurity: So Much to Learn, So Much to Do

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
Mission-Focused and Effective Conferences Always Will Be in Demand

INCOMING
Evolution Is Leading Us to Software-Defined Networks