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DARPA's N-ZERO program aims to develop wireless, event-driven sensors that would remain dormant until triggered by physical, electromagnetic and other activity. The technology could increase mission life, reduce battery size and reduce the maintenance costs of unattended wireless sensors.

With IC 'Swimming in Sensors and Drowning in Data,' Analysts Seek Big Data Solutions

April 14, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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The U.S. intelligence community's leading edge in the information-age technology race, particularly in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance domain, has put the Defense Department at a self-imposed disadvantage, marked by some warfighters behind the curve when it comes time to process and analyze the vast amount of information collected. 

Ecosystem of Cybercriminals and Nation-State Hackers Grows Stronger

April 8, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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On the same day that news headlines implicated Russian hackers in a significant cyber attack and breach on the White House, officials attending a cybersecurity summit Tuesday in the nation’s capital warned of the uptick in the number of nation state-sponsored cyber attacks against the U.S. government and businesses. 

Incoming: Reading and Leading

April 1, 2015
By Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)



Read a mix of genres, from autobiography to fiction to history. Read every day, if only for a few moments. Leading and reading truly go hand in hand.

President's Commentary: Bringing Intelligence Together

April 1, 2015
By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)

Today’s intelligence community is facing new challenges. That in and of itself is not new; the community has been evolving for decades. What is new is both the changing nature of the threat and the approach that must be taken to meet it.

Cyberwarfare Needs More Brains

April 1, 2015
By Paul A. Strassmann



The U.S. Defense Department now has taken steps to empower the chief information officer. It is a sign that the relative importance of computer-based operations is moving into prominence.

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