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Rita Boland

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Rita Boland
Senior News Editor
Rita Boland is SIGNAL Magazine's senior news editor. Before coming to AFCEA, she worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as a communications consultant. Prior to consulting, Boland was a sports editor, online editor and reporter for various newspapers and Web sites. Her subject areas at SIGNAL cover a breadth of topics encompassing the realm of information valuable to the magazine's readers and AFCEA members.

Boland earned her bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University-San Marcos).

My Recent Content:

NSF Invests Millions in Academic Cloud Computing Testbeds
August 21, 2014
By Rita Boland

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated two $10 million projects to create separate cloud computing testbeds called Chameleon and CloudLab. Through the efforts, the academic research community will develop and experiment with novel architectures and architecturally enabled applications of cloud computing.

My Day (Not at All) Playing Video Games
August 19, 2014
By Rita Boland

It's very easy to fall into the trap of viewing simulated training as a game. But it really, really isn't.

Iraq, Russia, Defense Hot Topics for U.S., Australia Dialogue
August 14, 2014
By Rita Boland

Foreign fighters, general Middle East unrest and how to handle the unfolding events in Ukraine led interests during the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation 2014 discussion.

NIE Introduces New, Earlier Cyber Elements
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.

Bottom Up! Tool Transfers Unclassified Data to Classified Networks
August 6, 2014
By Rita Boland

A small form factor device that will allow communications from low-level unclassified networks up to high-level secret classified networks has completed the development stage and is in the process of transferring to its new program.


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