SIGNAL Blogs

August 13, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

New media entrants have quietly emerged: John Q. Public as the on-the-spot reporter.

August 12, 2014
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Army is introducing new cyber features into its semiannual Network Integration Evaluation to better identify, understand and defend against threats.

August 12, 2014
by George I. Seffers

The Army program executive officer-intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors (PEO-IEW&S) office is providing the Wolfhound man-portable signals intelligence system to the Afghan National Army (ANA). The 201st ANA Corps received the system and was trained on its use earlier this year.

August 12, 2014
By Ali Cybulski

Every writer can use a good editor. Enter WriteRight, an English/Spanish text editor for Apple devices that helps you polish your prose.

August 7, 2014
by George I. Seffers

Will you be able to guess a location by analyzing an image?

August 6, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Major changes in defense acquisition no longer are desirable—they are essential if the United States is to maintain an effective military in a time of increasing threats and decreasing resources. Already the United States is trailing several allies technologically, and potential adversaries are hard at work developing technologies that threaten U.S. force superiority.

August 5, 2014

Read a full recap of each workshop held during day one of the AFCEA Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium August 5-6 in Washington, D.C.

August 5, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

More specific requirements and better incentives could produce better products at reduced costs, said a leading U.S. Defense Department official. Frank Kendall III, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, explained that adjusting the contracting process could produce at least some desired results in acquisition.

August 4, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Pentagon’s research agency kicked off a new program to improve the time it takes to develop military platforms, with an aim of shortening the process by 75 percent.

July 31, 2014

The inaugural Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium, hosted by AFCEA International, highlights “Better Buying Power” as it applies to government, industry and academia. Government and industry leaders will provide attendees with myriad solutions, updates and exchanges.

July 31, 2014
By Jessica Gulick

Partnerships are growing from disparate groups in search of the same goal.

July 31, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Government information technology experts see benefits and challenges to software-defined networking.

July 29, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

The free Goodreads app helps you discover and share books with your friends and other users. Browse personalized recommendations, write reviews and keep track of what you want to read.

July 24, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

It’s not just superiors who can impart knowledge that makes young military officers good leaders. Skippers glean knowledge too from peers and subordinates, says Vice Adm. Doug Crowder, USN (Ret.).

July 23, 2014
By Cyndy Hogan
A Wave Glider SV2 moments before deployment.

An ocean drone collected and transmitted weather data during one of Asia’s biggest typhoons this month. This information will allow scientists to better predict intensities of typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes with the goal of saving lives and minimizing property damage.

July 22, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

Do you love listening to podcasts? The new Overcast app, developed by Marco Arment, co-founder of Tumblr and creator of Instapaper, offers a simple, intuitive interface to listen to all your favorites.

July 21, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Department of Veterans Affairs hired a contractor to help veterans who live in rural areas learn to acccess and navigate technical programs that will give them better access to their medical records.

July 18, 2014
By George I. Seffers

It’s traditional for journalists to end an interview with some version of the question, “What would you like to add?” On the surface, it is the softest of softball questions, but for one interview, it led to headline news.

July 17, 2014
By George I. Seffers

U.S. representatives from both parties have introduced the Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2014, a companion bill to the Senate’s America INNOVATES Act (S. 1973). The bills would bring the U.S. national lab system into the 21st century.

July 16, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Information and Technology awarded a contract for technical management support services for its Health Products Support, an effort to provide seamless benefits and services to U.S. veterans.

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