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Sandra Jontz
Executive Editor and Director of Content Development
Sandra Jontz has been a journalist for more than two decades. She extensively covered the U.S. military, both from within the United States and nearly a decade overseas. Jontz was a war correspondent, covering multiple military combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is a graduate of George Mason University and holds numerous awards from the Virginia Press Association. In her roles as executive editor and director of content development, Jontz contributes magazine articles and is responsible for expanding original content on the SIGNAL's website.  

My Recent Content:

Best Places to Find Cyberwarriors? Elementary Schools
Gary Wang, deputy chief information officer/G-6 in the U.S. Army, says the U.S. government needs to identify the next generation of cyberwarriors when you are children. Photo by Mike Carpenter
Students and military personnel experiment with technologies at the 3rd Annual TechNet Augusta conference in Georgia. Photo by Mike Carpenter
Attendees list as industry panelists present thoughts on the military's effort to streamline cybersecurity efforts at AFCEA International's TechNet Augusta conference in Georgia. Photo by Mike Carpenter

Some of today’s 9-year-olds code in Java during their summer vacations, making them the optimal candidates the U.S. government and military should school to be the next generation of cyberwarriors.

August 27, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Cyber Capabilities to Protect the DODIN Could Entice Interesting Work Force
Attendees listen to keynote addresses during the third annual AFCEA International TechNet Augusta conference, which wraps up Thursday. Photo by Mike Carptenter

Uncle Sam wants you—especially unicorns, leprechauns or something in between. As the U.S. Defense Department revamps the way it protects its critical infrastructures and networks from emerging cyberthreats, military leaders want to reshape their work force and attract to their ranks highly specialized experts, including coveted data scientists.

August 26, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Army Leaders Must Move Fast to Keep Cybersecurity Momentum
August 25, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

The U.S. Army must move quicker toward a massive cultural change to streamline cybersecurity processes—from training to all-out operations—if leaders hope to maintain the momentum toward innovation. 

Cyberwarriors Wrestle to Define 'Convergence'
Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, Georgia, takes to the white board to illustrate dysfunctional stovepipes that keep military disciplines from sharing information and missions. Photo by Mike Carpenter

Convergence was the buzzword du jour as leaders outlined major changes to sweep the U.S. Army in efforts to shore up cyber weaknesses following a year of high-profile breaches and hacks that stunned the Defense Department. It is part of a cultural change that will have several military disciplines working together and removing the divides that have kept the intelligence community from working closely with signal commands, electronic warfare, cyber and information operations.

August 25, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Inmarsat to Launch Third Global Xpress Satellite Aug. 28
August 17, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

Inmarsat Incorporated plans to launch the anticipated third satellite of its Global Xpress network August 28 from Kazakhstan, a re-do launch after a previous attempt this summer was delayed. The third satellite is needed for complete coverage of the international company’s program to heighten global communication capabilities on land, at sea and in the air.

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