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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.
The State of Intelligence, Parts One and Two
In this exclusive two-part interview, James Clapper Jr., director of National Intelligence, discusses recent efforts to stem news leaks in the intelligence community, a new "roadmap" outlining the community's technology requirements in the future and the effort to improve the speed and reliability of federal employee and contractor security clearances.
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.
Identifying Malaysian Airline Shootdown Source May Be Difficult
The missile system claimed by a Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser to be responsible for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine is manufactured in Ukraine and is in use by both Ukrainian and Russian military forces.
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The infocentric military relies on spectrum access and exploitation to an ever-increasing degree. However, the infocentric society increasingly has the same requirements. For the defense community, spectrum challenges largely take two forms: being able to use communications and networking devices to move increasingly large amounts of digitized information, and being able to employ sensors and other transmitters amid commercial pressures for precious bandwidth.
The 21st century has taken shape as being even more technology-oriented than its predecessor. Technology directly influences virtually all aspects of daily lives, from subsistence to consumption and across the spectrum of activities from social life to international geopolitics. Yet the direction of even this dynamic era may be altered significantly by new technologies yet to emerge from laboratories. Disruptive technologies are defined as those that create new markets and networks while displacing existing technologies, but their disruptive nature can extend well beyond conventional definitions.
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