The growth in cellular connectivity is impelling service providers to seek more bandwidth to allow users to download whatever files—including streaming video—they wish onto their handheld devices. However, this push for more bandwidth may run afoul of efforts to build the Internet of Things, which also will require portions of the spectrum to link diverse hardware. Spectrum Competition Increases in Frequency

Technology developers and commercial service providers are racing to exploit elements of the radio frequency spectrum with advances that could be at odds with each other. Increased consumer demand for wireless services is driving providers to develop new capabilities for their systems.

Foreign governments express interest in the V-22 variants along with a number of platforms developed, deployed and sustained by the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces. PEO Spotlight: Expediting Innovation

Delivering technologies in two high-demand mission areas—special operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance—is a tough job. But Col. Michael Schmidt, USAF, says he’s glad to do it.

Spotting a Coffee Cup From Space

U.S. Air Force scientists and engineers are improving intelligence operations by upgrading and automating systems and capabilities to provide more accurate and appropriate information to the customer. Their endeavors range from outer space to cyberspace as they seek to keep abreast of dynamic changes in the information age.

The Unmanned Samaritans

When a disease outbreak occurs, medical response teams often need to send blood samples to labs for analysis—labs that might be a great distance from the outbreak location. Delivery drones could alter such dire circumstances, offering solutions to transport small packages.

A U.S. airman photographs the iris of an Afghan district police chief. The images are cataloged in a database containing biometric information used to identify locals. Are Biometrics the New Intelligence Discipline?

The use of biometrics for force protection alone could be a bygone approach as the blossoming technology makes inroads toward the development of a new intelligence discipline. Biometrics intelligence ultimately could be the next INT in the menu of intelligence specialties.

When Computers Know You By Your Keystrokes

The latest methods of identity verification might border on intrusive as behavioral biometrics continues to evolve. Tactics range from what some might consider simple measurements of keystroke dynamics to cutting-edge future solutions that could constantly monitor a user’s breathing or eye movements.

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