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U.S. Military Aids Typhoon Victims

November 21, 2013

In coordination with Joint Task Force 505, the George Washington Strike Group is assisting the Philippine government in ongoing efforts in response to super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines.

Cool App-titude: Keynote

November 19, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

You don't have to be tied to a desk to prepare for an upcoming presentation. The Keynote app for iPad and iPhone makes it easy to create a slide deck complete with animation, charts, images and more.

Abu Dhabi Science Festival Influences Technical Education in the Middle East

November 18, 2013
By Rita Boland

The third Abu Dhabi Science Festival runs this year from November 14 to 23, with more than 25,000 students expected to attend. The children will participate in workshops, shows and interactive exhibits that will expose them to various scientific disciplines.

Senator Charles Schumer: U.S. Army to Adjust Radio Acquisition

November 18, 2013

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced that the U.S. Army has committed to a multivendor, multiaward acquisition process that will allow multiple companies to compete for the Joint Tactical Radio System Manpack and Handheld Rifleman Radio contracts.

Cool App-titude: Beeminder

November 12, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

Failing to meet a goal can sting—especially with the Beeminder app for iOS and Android. It tracks your progress toward a goal and makes you literally pay the price if you go off track. The first offense is free, but after that, you'll pay every time you derail.

AFCEA Answers: The Next Generation of Identity Assurance

November 8, 2013
By Max Cacas

When it comes to cybersecurity, one of the biggest challenges is verifying the identity of the end user, whether it's for an e-commerce site or a secure government database. Experts weigh in during the latest episode of AFCEA Answers.

VIDEO: Should the Intelligence Community Embrace Big Data?

November 7, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman

Big Data increasingly is viewed as the future of knowledge management, aided and abetted by the cloud. And, it would seem to be a perfect fit in the field of intelligence. But two longtime experts in intelligence take opposing views on the utility of big data for intelligence.

King Hopes AFCEA Subcommittee Inspires Women to Participate in Government

November 7, 2013
By Cyndy Hogan

Sandi King is living proof that hard work and dedication can propel a career. As chair of AFCEA International’s Women Subcommittee, she is doing everything she can to share that message with all of AFCEA, especially young women.

Cool App-titude: Politics Today

November 5, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

As voters across the U.S. head to the polls, it's easier than ever to keep up with news and analysis on your iPhone or iPad. The Politics Today app uses an algorithm to create a custom content viewing experience.

NIST to Review Cryptographic Standards Development

November 4, 2013

To ensure the integrity of its mission to protect the nation’s information technology infrastructure, NIST has initiated a review of its development process for cryptographic standards and guidelines amid reports of leaked classified documents.

Bandwidth Gem

November 4, 2013

A team led by Sandia National Laboratories scientists has created a tunable plasmonic crystal that could increase the bandwidth of high-speed communication networks and enhance high-speed electronics. The researchers accomplished the effect by making the plasma-containing crystal agile in transmitting terahertz light at varying frequencies.

DISA Consolidates Data Centers

November 4, 2013

DISA closed data center operations in Dayton, Ohio, and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and transferred the functions of these centers to other Defense Enterprise Computing centers on October 1.

Cool App-titude: Rockpack

October 29, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

A new way to discover and watch videos on your iPad or iPhone. The free Rockpack app makes it easy to create, share and follow video playlists called "packs." Add your favorite videos and make packs based on your interests or follow packs from your friends and other users.

Global Defense Cybersecurity Market Set to Grow

October 24, 2013

Defense sector-specific solutions are driving growth in the cybersecurity market and will continue to do so through 2016. According to a Research and Markets report, the escalating amount of data stored in defense information systems and the increased number of cyberthreats are a major driver of this trend.

C4 Integration with Tactical Vehicles Demonstrated

October 24, 2013

One of the U.S. Army’s top priorities is ensuring the right information is available in any environment down to the lowest tactical level on the battlefield. Oshkosh Defense, recently demonstrated its command, control, communications and computers (C4) and systems integration capabilities to connect soldiers to the network on its MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV).

Cool App-titude: Quip

October 22, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

It's one of the first word processors made with mobile devices in mind. The free Quip app for the iPhone and iPad lets you create documents on the go while collaborating with others through the chat feature.

Cool App-titude: Seene

October 15, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

See the world from a different perspective with the free Seene app for iOS. Photo apps for the iPhone are a dime a dozen these days, but this app lets you capture 3-D photos of the world around you.

McDuffie: Cybersecurity Awareness Is Part of the Key

October 11, 2013
By Max Cacas

As more and more Americans become aware of the threat to the nation’s infrastructure from cyberattack, it’s just as important that the digital tools we use reflect the persistent nature of that threat, as discussed on a recent episode of "AFCEA Answers."

New Intelligence Tool Integrates with C-IED Training

October 11, 2013
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Army National Guard has integrated the Company Intelligence Support Team (COIST) workstation with its counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) training to improve operations in the field.

Test Confirms Missile Defense Capability

October 9, 2013

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), U.S. Pacific Command, and personnel aboard the USS Lake Erie successfully conducted an operational flight test of the latest version of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System.

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