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    This executive summary, titled Big Data Analytics: A New Way Forward for Optimizing Cyber ...
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    Between cyber threats and big data challenges, many federal IT executives, managers and st ...
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  • AFCEA Answers

    Better Buying Power: The Next Generation
    At a time of increased budget scrutiny and ever changing threats, the Pentagon must make key changes to the way that it procures almost everything. In this episode of AFCEA Answers, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, previews the upcoming release of Better Buying Power 3.0.

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    Clarifying DISA’s Cloud Computing Role
    The Defense Department is expected very soon to release a new policy revising the role the Defense Information Systems Agency plays in brokering cloud services. Defense organizations will acquire commercial services while DISA ensures security.

    Northrop Grumman Sets World Record with 1-Terahertz Circuit
    A five-year project funded by the Defense Department’s research arm and developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation has netted the world’s fastest integrated circuit amplifier and a place in the record books.

    JCS ISR White Paper Calls for More Joint Solutions
    The future of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is purple—or Pentagon parlance for the military services working together in a joint environment.

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    More than a dozen years of warfighting in Southwest Asia have changed the face of tactical operations. Program systems continued to work their way into the force, but wartime exigencies led to new technology insertion activities that sped badly needed innovations to warfighters. Now, with the wars winding down, planners are turning back to methodical programs for equipping forces with the best information technologies available. But those lessons learned in Southwest Asia and the corridors of the Pentagon still are being applied as leaders constantly strive to upgrade tactical communications and electronics systems.

    The cloud is not the future; the cloud is today. Government and industry are accelerating moves to the cloud, and these activities are opening the door to new capabilities. But with all these efforts comes the same peril that plagues earthbound information systems and networks: cyberthreats. The cloud offers its own set of unique security issues, and with increasing reliance on it comes greater urgency to secure vital data.

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