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September 2014: Inside the Issue

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  • Savings on Cloud Backup, Storage, and Recovery
    Author: Riverbed
    This white paper demonstrates how to reduce the operating costs of backup and archiving us ...
  • Web Application Security Anywhere, Anyplace & Anytime
    Author: Riverbed
    Application security - a critical component to risk management. Every year, thousands of ...
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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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    DARPA Launches Project to Develop Prosthetic Limbs That Actually Feel
    DARPA is putting together teams of experts to embark on remarkable technology to make advanced arm prosthetics even more lifelike for amputees—technology that experts hope will send signals to the brain to indicate what the limb is actually feeling.

    Rescinding DISA's Cloud Broker Role To Speed Up Process
    Having a single agency act as the cloud broker for the whole of the U.S. Defense Department's migration to commercial cloud services slowed the process too much, prompting a policy change to divvy up the duties among the services, says the department's acting chief information officer.

    Cyber Has a New Look in the U.S. Army
    The U.S. Army officially activated its Cyber Protection Brigade earlier this month, marking the first time the service has had such a unit.

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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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