The SIGNAL Blog

The Bottom Line: Time to Dust Off the Basics

January 13, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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While cybersecurity is getting big play in the news these days—as it well should—three topics require just as much attention but have not yet hit the big time. Acquisition, spectrum and interoperability may not have the headline-grabbing charm of the hack into the U.S. Central Command’s Twitter account, but they are issues that need the same serious attention.

Letter to the Editor: Incoming, January 2015

January 12, 2015

In this Letter to the Editor, Michael Schmitt responds to the latest Incoming column regarding the definition of cyber attack. Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments.

Guest Blog: Effectively Monitoring Video Traffic

January 5, 2015
By Ed Bender

Outside the world of government, video traffic is mostly about watching clips on YouTube and streaming a favorite Netflix series. Within the government, particularly the Defense Department, video traffic—more specifically videoconference calling—often is far more mission critical.

Adm. Winter Takes Helm of U.S. Naval Research Efforts

January 5, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter, USN, has taken the helm of the Office of Naval Research, where he will oversee the nearly $2 billion Navy Department budget for science and technology programs and serve as the director of Innovation Technology Requirements and Test and Evaluation.

DARPA's Video Countdown of Top Technologies of 2014

December 31, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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So the countdown is on … the countdown for a new year, new challenges and new triumphs. During 2015, the nation’s top weather experts are slated to get a new weather satellite. The Pentagon will get a new chief. The Army will get at least four new uniforms. But before we look into the future, we highlight DARPA's video countdown that sums up 2014.

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