The SIGNAL Blog

Embracing Data Center Consolidation with Holistic, Integrated Monitoring

March 27, 2015
By Chris LaPoint

Just when you thought consolidation was a good thing. Guest blogger Chris LaPoint addresses the issue caused by consolidation of federal data centers and the added workload for administrators of the remaining centers who must manage the growing infrastructure—and all of the problems that brings—while still meeting service levels required by end users. 

President Names Departments to Lead Broadband Initiatives

March 23, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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The U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture have been named co-chairs of the Broadband Opportunity Council, a new federal government initiative aimed at increasing broadband investment and reducing barriers to broadband deployment and adoption. 

Man-powered Submarine Debuts in Netherlands

March 23, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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A team of students from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, will use this year's Undersea Defence Technology exhibition to present a revolutionary man-powered submarine. The group, known as WASUB, designed the craft to break the world speed record for a single-person propeller driven submarine. 

Disrupting Intelligence

March 20, 2015
By Bill Nolte



Guest blogger Bill Nolte discusses the need for a strategic review of America's intelligence.

Improved Security Slipping Through the Video Vortex

March 18, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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Nearly all participants in a survey about video surveillance technology agreed that with the quantity of video data exploding, the potential for enhanced situational awareness and better intelligence is massive, but only if it is analyzed.

Agile Contracting is on the Horizon

March 16, 2015
By Suzanne Petrie Liscouski

Guest blogger Suzanne Petrie Liscouski recaps one panel discussion from the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference on agile principles in procurement and goals, including successes with agile development and agile operations and maintenance.

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