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.

Allies Need to Adopt the Courage to Share

April 1, 2015
By Capt. James H. Mills, USN, and Capt. Danelle Barrett, USN

Partnerships are vital to preempt adversaries and achieve global economic vitality and political stability. This courage to share will enable new levels of success in global security and attainment of national strategic objectives.

Future warfighters may be able to query collaborative software about available intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors and then task a particular system to provide updated information.
A U.S. Army soldier provides security during a mission in Farah City, Afghanistan. Researchers in the United States and United Kingdom have identified gaps between ISR data provided by technology and the ability of individual soldiers to use that data in a battlefield environment.

Siri, Uncle SAM Needs You

April 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
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Researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom aim to identify inconsistencies between the data provided by intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies and the understanding of that data by combat soldiers or other emergency personnel.