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Defense Goes for "Black Core" to Protect Information

November 3, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The U.S. Defense Department is focusing on protecting information rather than on the network that carries it. The department is developing "a black core with a transport mechanism" to secure vital information, according to Dr. Ronald Jost.

Security, Interoperability Linked as C3I Challenges

November 2, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman
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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.

Handheld Units Receive UAV Imagery

November 2, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman
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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.

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