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Model Training Scenario Hits Simulation Runway

May 19, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Video games have moved M&S out of the family den and into practical war training exercises, but can a virtual experience successfully translate to a life-saving reaction on a real battlefield? People have actually piloted aircraft after learning from game simulators, so is it too far-fetched to believe that FITE and other similar efforts can effectively train the troops? Experts don't think it's out of the question; how about you? Share your ideas here.

Rodriguez To Lead ISAF Joint Command

May 19, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, USA, has been nominated for assignment as commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command/deputy commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

Thiessen Takes Over Pacific Commands

May 19, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Lt. Gen. Duane D. Thiessen, USMC, has been nominated for assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific; commanding general, Fleet Marine Force Pacific; and commander, Marine Corps Bases Pacific.

Security and Accreditation Concerns Drive Discussion

May 19, 2010

Accreditation and certification of software is a vital, but time consuming process. On Tuesday afternoon, panelists at the AFCEA SOLUTIONS symposium discussed the challenge and ongoing attempts to streamline the process.

Coverage from Joint Warfighting 2010

May 19, 2010
By H. Mosher

The Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach wrapped up Thursday. Executive Editor Maryann Lawlor blogged extensively from the event.

You can read her coverage here.

Internet Author Ponders Future Trends

May 19, 2010

When the Internet was originally created for Defense Department use, Cerf says that it was not designed to perform any particular operation besides moving bits from point to point. Because the requirements were so broad that it allowed the system to be tremendously flexible and scalable. "What is amazing is that the protocols have actually scaled [over the last 40 years]," he shared.

DIA Awards SITE Contracts

May 19, 2010

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has awarded 11 contracts totaling $6.6 billion as part of its Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise, or SITE. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts will last five years and extend across the defense intelligence enterprise and the intelligence community.

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