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Security, Interoperability Linked as C3I Challenges

November 2, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

Two of the most stubborn hurdles to effective defense networking are security and interoperability, and the two may be linked. Brig. Andy Bristow offered his own assessment of a connection between the two at the Tuesday MILCOM 2010 luncheon address.

Trust, System Consolidation Vital for Future C3I

November 2, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

Achieving two goals will exponentially advance the power of the network.

Handheld Units Receive UAV Imagery

November 2, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

Warfighters and emergency responders are using the same unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies for rapid area surveillance. This capability goes beyond mere direct downlinks, as the airborne craft are able to transmit data that can be reprocessed and distributed to users in near real time.

Small UAVs Offer Big Potential for Battlefield

November 2, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

A niche vehicle may provide the best of both worlds.

Planners Need to Wrap Their Arms Around C3I

November 2, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

Building effective future command, control, communications and intelligence systems will require tighter control of processes by appropriate experts, according to a speaker at a Tuesday MILCOM panel.

System Geared Against Military Technology

November 2, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

The deck is stacked against getting the best technology into military operations.

Vautrinot Assigned to Air Force HQ Post

November 2, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Suzanne M. Vautrinot, USAF, has been assigned as special assistant to the vice chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: T2 Mood Tracker

November 2, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

A free smart phone app makes it easier for service members and veterans to track their emotional health after deployments.

The Devil Is in the Details for Commercial Battlefield Comms

November 2, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

Many i's need to be dotted and t's to be crossed for commercial communications to succeed on the battlefield. Jake MacLeod, executive vice president, Powerwave Technologies, offered a glimpse of some of them in a Monday panel at MILCOM 2010.

Multiple Technologies May Be Key to Battlefield Wireless

November 1, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

Satellites, cell systems and airborne platforms may be teaming to provide future battlefield wireless communications. They would be complementary, but each offers both advantages and drawbacks.

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