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Meeting the Challenge

September 1, 2014
By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)

Despite the various associated national security and economic issues emerging worldwide, this can be a time of opportunity. Major challenges often compel bold steps and creative thought, which is why opportunity defines our future.

Keeping the Soldier in PEO Soldier

September 1, 2014
By Rita Boland
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Awareness on the battlefield coupled with lighter loads for increased warfighter mobility are key enablers of the future fight. Brig. Gen. (P) Paul A. Ostrowski, USA, the program executive officer, Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, is focusing his organization on addressing those needs.

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper warns of increasing global threats amid severe intelligence budget cuts.

Intelligence Challenges Grow, Available
 Resources Decline

September 1, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The U.S. intelligence community has suffered significant damage from a perfect storm of insider revelations and budget cutbacks. Simultaneously, the threat picture confronting the United States has grown to an unprecedented level just when intelligence organizations are hampered in their efforts to continue to protect the nation.

 

Making Mobility a Battlefield Reality

September 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers
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The widespread use of mobile devices on the battlefield, which may have seemed an improbability just a few years ago, may become an actuality within the next few. A recently released strategy document supports that pending reality, which is expected to increase situational awareness, improve operational effectiveness and enhance the operational advantage for U.S. forces.

Higher Education
 for Wounded Warriors
 Exploits New Technologies

September 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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Wounded veterans aspiring to receive a college education can earn diplomas from a wide selection of disciplines at a uniquely conceived center that will offer the aid of state-of-the-art assisted and adaptive devices tailored specifically to meet their needs, irrespective of their disabilities. The facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employs a range of advanced technologies to enable an environment for severely wounded veterans, along with any needed caregivers, to pursue educational goals that otherwise might be viewed as inaccessible.

Fully packed, the device, measuring slightly larger than a carry-on piece of luggage, weighs 55 pounds and is easily transported.

Communications Kit Enables Rapid, On-the-Go Interoperability

September 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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A new mobile operations fusion kit that provides easy, rapid and on-the-go interoperability for mobile field operations and communications piqued the interest recently of the U.S. Marine Corps’ research and development community.

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