Congress and the federal government have heard the clamor of small-business owners and want to ease the cumbersome federal-contracting process and level the playing field between small and large companies competing for government-contracting dollars, experts said during an AFCEA International program.
There is one top-priority, underlying message throughout the new maritime strategy. The need for seapower is greater than ever.
Each year, the AFCEA Educational Foundation and AFCEA International chapters provide more than $2 million in grants and scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students in 24 various STEM-related degree programs in computer science, cybersecurity, information technology, telecommunications engineering, mathematics and other similar academic areas.
While serving as the first luncheon keynote speaker at AFCEA’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, outgoing director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), compared cyber and traditional weapons.
The U.S. Army has seized on the concept of complexity in warfighting as it faces a multitude of potential threats. Gone are the days when enemies were defined by clear lines, both substantively and operationally.
The password is vanishing. The cumbersome, multicharacter, hard-to-remember bane of Internet usage finally is dying. As biometric and behavioral monitoring technologies evolve, solutions that embrace revolutionary new identity verification systems based on users’ behaviors at the keyboards promise to replace the expiring relic.
A conflict erupting on the Korean Peninsula could lead to any of a number of developments and outcomes, and its effects—including cyber operations—might not be limited to the Koreas and the U.N. forces involved there.
Wireless links now are permeating virtually every electronic device in society, but they bring with them the vulnerabilities and threats that characterize cyberspace today.
Dynamic technology changes such as the explosion of cloud-based services, social networking and mobility once again have fundamentally modified the age of computing. The mania for convenience is precipitating network changes at speeds the federal government cannot keep pace with, much less surpass.
U.S. Air Force researchers intend next year to provide a system on the commercial market that will significantly improve collaboration capabilities among groups, whether special forces, cyberwarfare, medical or sports teams.