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Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen addresses mobility concerns at the enterprise level. Photo by Michael Carpenter
Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen says the department needs industry mobility solutions while addressing a sell-out crowd during the AFCEA D.C. Chapter's mobility industry day in Washington, D.C. Photo by Michael Carptenter

Defense Department Embraces 'Good Enough' for Mobile Security

July 10, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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As the Defense Department dives into the mobility ecosystem and embraces the use of mobile devices by the warfighter in the battlefield up to the highest echelons of leadership, it seeks solutions too for full-on mobility at the enterprise level. Devices are secure enough, leaders say. Now, they want solutions from industry on how to protect the data. 

PTT Technology Goes to Smartphone App

July 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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Improved technology now can provide seamless interoperability between cellular push-to-talk and land mobile radio networks, even allowing data, video and voice communications to be shared across multiple agencies. The upgrade could prove ideal for first responders such as police officers, firefighters and EMTs as well as security personnel in schools, hospitals or shopping malls during emergencies.

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flies over Edwards Air Force Base, Florida. Stealth aircraft may prove easier to detect in the future, when quantum radar systems mature.

Quantum Radar Could Render Stealth Aircraft Obsolete

July 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
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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.

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