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AFCEA Leadership Five Questions
The Five Questions series features senior leaders of military, government and industry as they share their philosophy on leadership and the techniques that have worked for them. This episode features Christopher Michel, managing director of Nautilus Ventures.
Digital Source Book
The AFCEA 2013 Source Book is now available in both digital and app formats to current AFCEA members and SIGNAL subscribers. Access the digital version now through the AFCEA portal. The app is available through Google Play for Android devices, Amazon for the Kindle Fire and the Apple App Store for iOS devices.
Nanosatellites STARE at Space Junk
Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory intend to launch two additional pathfinder nanosatellites later this year. The goal is to develop a constellation of inexpensive satellites to avoid collisions in space. Scientists are working on the Space-based Telescopes for Actionable Refinement of Ephemeris (STARE) system, which could reduce the collision false alarm rate significantly.
Unmanned Systems Soon May Offer Universal Remote
Unmanned vehicles may become joint platforms as new software allows operators using a standard control system to use craft employed by different services. So, an Army squad deep in the battlefield may be able to use data accessed directly from a Navy unmanned aerial vehicle to bring an Air Force strike to bear against enemy forces.
NIST Releases Latest Catalog of Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Systems
A government-wide task force led by NIST is out with the latest catalog of security and privacy controls for federal information systems, including some new thinking when it comes to addressing insider threats that go beyond technology.
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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT:
Since the advent of the industrial age, militaries have melded technology into their fighting force to seek an advantage over any potential adversary. Over time, a symbiotic relationship grew between government and industry to develop the newest military technologies. Now, most of the advanced technologies that have entered the force over the past few years have come from the commercial sector. Yet military-specific research continues into niche technologies or areas where the private sector cannot yet provide military capable solutions.
It was only a few years ago that the newest combat doctrine stated that forces never again would go into a conflict that was not a joint operation. Now, that concept has been extended into the international realm. Modern militaries realize that the most likely combat scenario involves coalition operations, and they must be able to work with allies and partners on a range of potential missions. Ironically, pursuing the elusive goal of joint force interoperability may hold the key to successful multinational operations.
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