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August 2014: Inside the Issue

Everyone is hopping on the big data bandwagon. Plus, C4ISR is a driving force for U.S. Army modernization. Watch now for an inside look at the August issue of SIGNAL Magazine.

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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.

    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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