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.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V launches a National Reconnaissance Office payload into orbit last year. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is seeking to mine new intelligence technologies in government and the private sector by creating an overarching partnership among all elements of the intelligence community.

Intelligence Community Strives for Common Research Efforts

April 1, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence is matching the technology needs of the intelligence community to the capabilities of the private sector with the goal of speeding innovation to the user community as well as introducing community specialists to new technologies.