The SIGNAL Blog

Shopping App Offers Quick, Curated Deals

August 4, 2015
By Rachel Lilly
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The new mobile shopping app snach.it aims to combine the deep discounts of Groupon with the instant gratification of Snapchat. It simplifies the shopping experience by offering curated daily deals from top brands, but you only have 30 seconds to purchase, or the offer is gone.

U.S. Army Rides Interoperability WAVE

July 30, 2015
By George I. Seffers
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The U.S. Army is procuring Motorola’s WAVE software technology to fill a need for a unified application that links two-way radios, smartphones, telephones and personal computers together for seamless communications. The $14.1 million contract provides the Army with unlimited access to the capability. WAVE will act as the glue to patch together devices normally incapable of communicating with one another.

Military Networks Embracing SDN to Gain Visibility and Control

July 29, 2015
By Bob Kimball



The Department of Defense plans to leverage open source solutions and services to meet mission requirements, no matter where the tactical edge lies. Guest blogger Bob Kimball highlights how providing connectivity that enables high-performance, assured networking is not only critical, but the reason why defense and civilian agencies are closely examining software-defined networking as a solution. 

Focusing on Acquisition Reform

July 24, 2015
By M. Thomas Davis



Acquisition reform remains a long-sought goal of defense procurement experts, but their efforts have a greater urgency as the existing system threatens the very existence of the defense industrial base.

Two Events, Many Questions

July 21, 2015
By Bill Nolte



Two headline dominating events—the Iranian nuclear accord and the Chattanooga shootings—have significant implications for the public debate about U.S. intelligence.

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