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:

GAO: Newer Aircraft Vulnerable to Hacking Through Onboard Wi-Fi
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Modern commercial airliners could be at risk of in-flight cybersecurity attacks through a vulnerability posed by passengers using planes’ wireless systems, warns a federal watchdog agency.

April 15, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
With IC 'Swimming in Sensors and Drowning in Data,' Analysts Seek Big Data Solutions
DARPA's N-ZERO program aims to develop wireless, event-driven sensors that would remain dormant until triggered by physical, electromagnetic and other activity. The technology could increase mission life, reduce battery size and reduce the maintenance costs of unattended wireless sensors.

The U.S. intelligence community's leading edge in the information-age technology race, particularly in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance domain, has put the Defense Department at a self-imposed disadvantage, marked by some warfighters behind the curve when it comes time to process and analyze the vast amount of information collected. 

April 14, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Ecosystem of Cybercriminals and Nation-State Hackers Grows Stronger

On the same day that news headlines implicated Russian hackers in a significant cyber attack and breach on the White House, officials attending a cybersecurity summit Tuesday in the nation’s capital warned of the uptick in the number of nation state-sponsored cyber attacks against the U.S. government and businesses. 

April 8, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
PEO Spotlight: U.S. Army on Target With Missile Technology Makeovers
The Joint Air-to-Ground Missile is in production at a facility in Troy, Alabama.

After more than a decade of war, modernizing the U.S. Army has beset leaders who face onerous decisions impacted by declining budgets, drawdowns and a shift in operational focus.

April 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Cyber Is NICE Work, If You Can Get it
U.S. Army engineers expose high school students to science-related career paths through advanced classroom instruction and hands-on experiments as part of the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program, which highlights power, energy and cyber curriculums.

Cybersecurity is not one of the attractive career fields that tend to draw job seekers in droves to job fairs, especially among today’s young people now entering the work force, experts say.

April 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

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