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September 2014: Inside the Issue

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    Spanning the Globe, Geospatially
    Every day, one federal agency simultaneously serves the global intelligence needs of the American military, the U.S. intelligence community and, increasingly, domestic first responders. This episode of AFCEA Answers features Ellen McCarthy, chief operating officer of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

    Online Exclusives

    Rescinding DISA's Cloud Broker Role To Speed Up Process
    Having a single agency act as the cloud broker for the whole of the U.S. Defense Department's migration to commercial cloud services slowed the process too much, prompting a policy change to divvy up the duties among the services, says the department's acting chief information officer.

    Cyber Has a New Look in the U.S. Army
    The U.S. Army officially activated its Cyber Protection Brigade earlier this month, marking the first time the service has had such a unit.

    Congressman: NOAA Should Rely on Commercial Data for Weather Forecasts
    If a key weather satellite operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration goes down before its replacement launches, the agency needs to mitigate the forecasted gap in data collection by relying on commercial weather data, a U.S. congressman says.

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    The past year has seen more scrutiny on the intelligence community since the mid-1970s. Insider leaks have generated critical discussions of collection and processing methods. Yet, very little dissent exists about the need for an effective intelligence community in these dangerous and uncertain times. Technology-driven societal changes have forced intelligence leaders to look outside the box for solutions that accommodate the metamorphosing needs of global security.

    In this rapidly changing world, virtually nothing in life is sedentary. Accordingly, technology-empowered individuals expect mobile connectivity at any given time, wherever they may be. While mobility is ubiquitous in industrialized societies, military communicators are addressing it differently. Individual warfighters are experimenting with the capabilities offered by their own smartphones, and defense officials are working to find ways of introducing those capabilities into the battlespace. However, many issues remain to be solved.

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