SIGNAL Blogs

June 3, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

Apple unveils plans for a new Health app coming with iOS 8, which will gather information from various health apps and fitness devices to provide an overview in one place.

June 2, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Robert Cardillo has been named the next director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and will take over as the agency’s leader in October from Letitia A. Long. Long announced her retirement and will leave later this year after four years as director, according to a Defense Department news release.

May 28, 2014
By Rita Boland

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have launched a project called Beyond Moore Computing to discover the future of computing. Possibilities include next-generation supercomputers, systems that learn autonomously and machines that require less energy.

May 27, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

Think you could outsmart your friends and players from around the world when it comes to a certain topic? The free QuizUp app for iOS and Android connects users for real-time, head-to-head trivia challenges.

May 27, 2014
By Anthony Robbins

Ongoing budget cuts place the Defense Department in a challenging situation, tasked with continually supporting warfighters on an increasingly tight budget. The most direct route for the department to accomplish mission goals and support warfighters is through information technology innovation.

May 22, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

It took four decades for Fred Downs to be able to pinch himself with his left hand. Or open a jar. Or turn a key in the front door of his Virginia home. Downs now sports a new prosthetic arm funded by DARPA, and which only last week received Food and Drug Agency approval for commercial use.

May 22, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Army has released a draft request for proposals to procure additional Rifleman Radios, moving the system toward full rate production.

May 22, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Defense Department is failing to invest in game-changing technology that could increase efficiencies and save lives, according to a just-released report from the Center for a New American Security, which also recommends funding more battlefield drones.

May 21, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency gave a sneak preview Wednesday to an impressive collection of promise-to-change-the world projects.

May 21, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy successfully conducted the first flight test of the Aegis Ashore system at the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex and Pacific Missile Range Facility.

May 20, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Raytheon-commissioned Ponemon Institute Survey: 88 percent believe privileged user abuse will increase.

May 15, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Sandia National Laboratories researchers are developing “neuro-inspired” computing systems to work basically like human brains.

May 14, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Joint Information Environment (JIE) will enable a single security architecture that may be the key to defending the U.S. military against attacks from cyberspace, said the Joint Staff’s top communicator on the final day of AFCEA’s three-day JIE Mission Partner Symposium.

May 14, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. military needs to take active measures to ensure that it acquires good cyber professionals, said the Joint Staff's communicator.

May 14, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

U.S. military forces will not be able to pursue operational goals successfully unless the Joint Information Environment (JIE) is implemented, according to a member of the Joint Staff.

May 14, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The future soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and coast guardsman may be communicating with a mobile device attached to his or her wrist, if the vision of the nation’s top uniformed communicator comes to pass.

May 14, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Joint Information Environment (JIE) will be relying on virtual capabilities to a greater degree as part of several thrusts within the network. Enabling technologies include the cloud and software modernization as planners strive to ensure interoperability and access wherever users may be located.

May 14, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Joint Information Environment (JIE) seeks to network the entire defense community, but its ability to address customer requirements could run afoul of its original purpose. Many military users have specific needs that must be addressed, so the JIE must meet those requirements without jeopardizing its desired interoperability.

May 14, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

A key tenet of the Joint Information Environment (JIE) will be the ability of users to have access to the same information system capabilities regardless of physical location, according to Defense Information System Agency (DISA) officials speaking on the final day of AFCEA’s three-day JIE Mission Partner Symposium.

May 13, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Private sector high-technology firms are taking considerable measures to ensure the security of data, knowing that industrial espionage or foreign sabotage could cost a company its competitive edge or even put it out of business.

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