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.

Part of the power grid is supported by electrical lines that carry power to customers through rugged terrain. Cybersecurity experts believe supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems may be the Achilles’ heels that allow malefactors to bring down such critical infrastructure via cyberspace. Destructive Cyber Attacks Increase in Frequency, Sophistication

A more diverse group of players is generating a growing threat toward all elements of the critical infrastructure through cyberspace. New capabilities have stocked the arsenals of cybermarauders, who now are displaying a greater variety of motives and desired effects as they target governments, power plants, financial services and other vulnerable sites.

The audience listens to a panel discussion at NITEC 2015. Cooperation Shapes NITEC 2015

Extensive cooperation among NATO member nations, their industries and their academics will be necessary to address the challenges facing the Atlantic alliance, according to speakers at NITEC 2015.

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

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.

A color-enhanced typhimurium strain of salmonella (red) invades cultured human cells. The hundreds of microbes living on and in the human body have proven to be surprisingly unique. Creepy-Crawlies Aid Biometric Forensics

A recent study indicates the communities of microbes found in and on the human body can be used to identify individuals, much like fingerprints and other biometric data. The discovery could lead to a new form of biometrics supporting the identification of criminals and enhancing personalized medicine.  

Building a Capability Development Work Force For the Cyber Age

A great disconnect persists between the acquisition work force and maturation of the capability requirements development work force. Bridging the gap would help rein in the spiraling-out-of-control cost of equipping the U.S. military.