SIGNAL Blogs

September 23, 2014
By Chris LaPoint

Without quick problem resolution, information technology pros are very often the first to be blamed for slow application performance. A SolarWinds survey found that the lack of cross-silo visibility delays app problem resolution, hindering government information technology professionals from accomplishing their missions.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The FBI is focusing on cyberspace both as a tool for crime detection and prevention and as a venue for operations.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Always dependent on vital information for crime-fighting, the FBI has transformed itself into an integrated intelligence organization.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The global network that serves the U.S. Air Force also provides the connectivity it needs for intelligence operations.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Navy is expanding its intelligence activities into areas that traditionally have been the purview of other services.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Because it operates in the same realms as all the other military services, the U.S. Marine Corps counts interoperability as its  intelligence.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Coast Guard brings new capabilities to defense intelligence as it integrates operations with the other services.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Army is expanding its intelligence activities both within its own forces and interoperably with the other services.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The growing customer list for defense intelligence is blurring traditional lines of distinction among activities and missions.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

New threats such as cyberterrorism complement traditional threats such as weapons of mass destruction among the defense intelligence capabilities underpinning future intelligence activities.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Emerging and evolving threats join potential innovations as the drivers for intelligence technology development.

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The National Security Agency is focusing inward and outward as it reshapes its technology policy.

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Rather than devote valuable resources pursuing every possible technology solution, the intelligence community complements similar efforts in the commercial sector.

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Intelligence oversight is an important function in a democracy. But, with transparency and secrecy requirements colliding, it becomes increasingly difficult the more it is pursued.

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Other threats to the United States may make daily headlines, but space and cyberspace are below the public radar while at the top of many lists of concerns.

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The United States has far better oversight and transparency about its intelligence operations than do many of the nations criticizing it, according to the two leading congressmen in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Defeating ISIL will require ground forces from Arab countries. The United States must step up and commit to supporting them if they are to prevail.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Technology-spawned information has become too untamed for government to manage it.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The flood of leaks from the intelligence community may be caused in part by classifying too much information as secret.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Internet of Things offers the potential of a networking revolution. But, while the theory is sound, its realization must overcome many hurdles first.

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