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AFCEA Leadership 5 Questions
Vice Adm. Doug Crowder, USN (Ret.), tells host Max Cacas that important aspects of leadership include trustworthiness and the ability to relate one-on-one with those in your command. Plus, he reveals how a leadership “pep talk” to a then-discouraged young ensign convinced the junior officer to remain in the Navy, where he rose to become one of the U.S. military’s top senior leaders.
Innovation at Homeland
Just as the Pentagon depends on DARPA to keep the military on the cutting edge of science and technology, so too, does the Department of Homeland Security have an “ARPA” to keep DHS agencies out on the technological edge. On this edition of AFCEA Answers, Dr. Adam Cox, acting director of the Homeland Security Advanced Projects Research Agency (HSARPA) discusses the similarities— and the differences—between his organization and DARPA.
Big Data and Cybersecurity Key Players in Dynamic M&A Market
A whirlwind of big companies buying smaller, high-quality companies is setting up 2014 as a huge year for mergers and acquisitions.
Technology Cost and Complexity Killing U.S.
DARPA director describes a global shift in the technology environment that poses a national threat.
U.S. Navy’s UCLASS System Comes Under Fire
The U.S. Navy’s pet project for a carrier-launched unmanned aerial vehicle came under fire by experts this week, who told a congressional subcommittee that the sea service’s proposal is redundant and already obsolete.
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Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) are a driving force for U.S. Army modernization. With each military service being called on to do more with less, information technology is playing a big role as a key enabler for operational success. The Army consistently has improved its C4ISR to meet its mission needs, but now that mission has become more diverse as the Southwest Asia wars wind down and new challenges emerge around the globe. Both new technologies and new ways of incorporating them are key to the Army maintaining its superiority across the operational spectrum.
BIG DATA MINING AND AUTOMATION
Everyone is hopping on the big data bandwagon. Terabytes of information are accumulating throughout cyberspace as users amass and store data at unprecedented rates. However, accumulating an overabundance of data can be a problem akin to constructing a boat in a basement. Extricating it can prove more difficult than building it. New tools are required to ensure that users can tap the correct data in a useful format.
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