The SIGNAL Blog

Virtual Collaboration

May 8, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

The value of the virtual realm for training has been recognized for some time, but now artificial reality is being exploited for many other applications. Web 2.0 capabilities have opened new doors in cyberspace, and people and organizations are embracing the new world of virtual collaboration. The only limits to using this make-believe realm may be those of human imagination. SIGNAL's May issue looks at ongoing efforts to explore collaboration in the virtual world.

Understanding Facebook Privacy

May 8, 2009
By H. Mosher

Earlier this year, Nick O'Neill wrote a very helpful guide to understanding privacy settings on Twitter called 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know. It sums up many of the things that have come up during social media briefings for AFCEA, such as how to prevent people from seeing photographs of yourself that other people posted, how to avoid showing up in search results, and how to make your contact information private.

Raytheon Wins NextGen Contract to Study National Airspace System Needs

May 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract to study the NextGen Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) architecture and to determine the National Airspace System's needs for 2018 to 2025. The study analyzes ICNS interfaces to operator flight planning systems, aircraft capabilities, avionics functions and Federal Aviation Administration automation systems.

Air Force Awards General Dynamics $30 Million Contract for RRK Program

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force Cryptologic Programs Systems Group has awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems a $30 million, six-year contract to design, develop, install and support the Remote Rekey Modernization (RRK) program. RRK will enable authorized Air Force personnel at centralized facilities to remotely manage cryptographic keys controlling encryption equipment located throughout the continental United States, Hawaii and Alaska. The total potential value of the contract is $50 million if all options are exercised.

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