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The Story Behind Conflicts: Battling Narratives

May 12, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

Wednesday's second morning panelists discussed competing narratives. The large number of attendees at this session demonstrated that military members and industry personnel are just as interested in the "story" behind today's conflicts as they are in the technical side of communications.

Interagency Challenges Explored

May 12, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

Members of the Joint Warfighting Conference 2010 panel discussing how to make interagency collaborate more effectively spoke candidly on Wednesday, not only about the serious problems and misunderstandings in this area, but also about the need for significant changes.

NATO Leader Outlines Coalition Commanders' Needs

May 12, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

One of only two non-U.S. military leaders of NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Gen. Stephane Abrail, French Air Force, launched the second day of the Joint Warfighting Conference by calling it the most important conference of its kind.

Experiences From the Savage Wars for Peace

May 11, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

A multinational panel comprising warfighters who have served at least one term in the Middle East spoke about challenges with a candidness not often heard in discussions about today's conflicts. While the topics of the Joint Warfighting Conference generally focus on technology and intelligence, these troops spoke about culture, language, information sharing and the training of local troops.

Homeland Defenders Hit Hot Topics

May 11, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

The increase of information sharing between agencies is by far the greatest tool the U.S. has to support homeland security and aid in homeland defense.

Trick Named Booz Allen Senior VP

May 11, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, has named Peter B. Trick as a senior vice president of the firm.

Wilson To Work Air Force Integration

May 11, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, USAF, has been assigned as director, joint integration, Directorate of Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

OUSD For Policy Taps Yarwood

May 11, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Susan A. Yarwood has been assigned as principal director, enterprise services, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Policy Integration and Chief of Staff), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Arlington, Virginia.

People Still at Core of Military Success

May 11, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

Adm. John Harvey, USN, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, opened Tuesday's Joint Warfighting Conference lunch presentation by proposing that while fear is new, the public's view of reality can change in an instant. He made this point to emphasize that talking about what warfighters will need in five years is impossible to predict. What is possible, however, remains the work to ensure that the military, government and industry does not create tools and processes that are fundamentally wrong.

China Shifts Strategy in the Ocean

May 11, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Tuesday morning's panel at Joint Warfighting 2010 examined how the cards are being stacked when it comes to global power. Some of them aren't falling exactly where one might think. As these issues progress, will it force more cooperation with powers like China?

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