Sandra Jontz


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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:

Next-Gen Satellite to Deliver High-Speed Mobile Wideband

The mobile craze is paying off in the aviation industry, even as Inmarsat awaits the launch of its third next-generation satellite to complete a network providing ubiquitous communications capabilities around the world. The Global Xpress satellites will deliver high-speed broadband services, from flight cabins to flight decks.

July 2, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
PTT Technology Goes to Smartphone App

Improved technology now can provide seamless interoperability between cellular push-to-talk and land mobile radio networks, even allowing data, video and voice communications to be shared across multiple agencies. The upgrade could prove ideal for first responders such as police officers, firefighters and EMTs as well as security personnel in schools, hospitals or shopping malls during emergencies.

July 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
DISA Seeks Software Solution To Manage Spectrum
An Army electromagnetic spectrum manager uses a joint spectrum-management planning tool to track mission progress in the field from inside the headquarters tactical operations center as part of Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) in 2014.

In its ongoing balancing act to apportion coveted access to the increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum, the Defense Department is aiming its attention at software-based solutions and management tools.

July 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
An Ounce of Cyberthreat Prevention

Cyber attacks by foreign governments and criminals now threaten U.S. national and economic security more than terrorism, experts say, and the perils increasingly erode the country’s safety as well as its coffers. While eradicating cyberthreats is not a realistic option, developing cyber radar systems that predict and warn, with keen precision, of incoming attacks just might be.

July 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
PEO Spotlight: Keeping an Aging Fleet Flying
Air Force One departs Maxwell Air Force Base in March. The Air Force eventually will replace the aircraft with 747s—but not until 2023.

Sustainment costs worry Kevin Buckley much more than upfront program procurement costs ever will, especially as he works to keep the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of transport aircraft flying and juggles issues such as obsolete replacement parts and a fatigued work force spread thin.

July 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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