The audience listens to a panel discussion at NITEC 2015. Cooperation Shapes NITEC 2015

Extensive cooperation among NATO member nations, their industries and their academics will be necessary to address the challenges facing the Atlantic alliance, according to speakers at NITEC 2015.

Signaleers at Fort Gordon, Georgia, train to use satellite communications systems. With the entire force embracing cyberspace as a warfighting domain, these signaleers ultimately must impart their understanding of cyberspace and its technological capabilities to other soldiers in operational units. Understanding Digital and Cyber Topography Is Critical to Successful Military Operations

Cyberspace is being accepted throughout the U.S. Army as a warfighting domain. However, many soldiers outside of the U.S. Army Signal Corps do not grasp the concept of cyberspace as an operational realm. Empowering them with that understanding is essential to operational success.

Air Force One departs Maxwell Air Force Base in March. The Air Force eventually will replace the aircraft with 747s—but not until 2023. PEO Spotlight: Keeping an Aging Fleet Flying

Sustainment costs worry Kevin Buckley much more than upfront program procurement costs ever will, especially as he works to keep the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of transport aircraft flying and juggles issues such as obsolete replacement parts and a fatigued work force spread thin.

A color-enhanced typhimurium strain of salmonella (red) invades cultured human cells. The hundreds of microbes living on and in the human body have proven to be surprisingly unique. Creepy-Crawlies Aid Biometric Forensics

A recent study indicates the communities of microbes found in and on the human body can be used to identify individuals, much like fingerprints and other biometric data. The discovery could lead to a new form of biometrics supporting the identification of criminals and enhancing personalized medicine.  

Building a Capability Development Work Force For the Cyber Age

A great disconnect persists between the acquisition work force and maturation of the capability requirements development work force. Bridging the gap would help rein in the spiraling-out-of-control cost of equipping the U.S. military.

A B-2 stealth bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, leads an aerial flight formation at the start of a military exercise. Stealth aircraft may prove easier to detect in the future, when quantum radar systems mature. Quantum Radar Could Render Stealth Aircraft Obsolete

An international research team has developed a laboratory prototype of a quantum radar that has the potential to detect objects invisible to conventional systems while using very low-energy transmissions. The technology may improve the detection of multimillion-dollar stealth aircraft and the ability to spot cancerous cells noninvasively.