The SIGNAL Blog

Harnessing the Power of IT Interoperability

February 26, 2015
By Ed Bender

Guest blogger Ed Bender from SolarWinds outlines the steps the U.S. Defense Department should take to secure and streamline information networks successfully toward the realization of the JIE. The department must strive for greater interoperability of NetOps and other IT management tools within the services.

IARPA Searches for Cyber Attack Prediction

February 26, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Office for Anticipating Surprise has initiated a competition for its Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) program, which aims at discovering ways to anticipate cyber attacks before they occur.

Solving the Wireless Crowding Conundrum

February 19, 2015



Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are developing measurement tools for new mobile communications channels that could offer more than 1,000 times the bandwidth of today’s cellphone systems.

Cyber Challenges Sea Services

February 12, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The three sea services are facing different challenges with cyber operations, but they are adopting some similar solutions as they wrestle with the newest warfighting domain.

Budget Cuts Threaten U.S. Navy Shipbuilding

February 12, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The Navy’s mission set is likely to continue to grow over the foreseeable future, but the same cannot be said of the fleet. Both surface ships and submarines will need to be replaced or complemented, but budget restrictions severely hinder the Navy’s ability to meet those goals.

Marines Need to Add Ships, Lose Weight, Exploit Data

February 12, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The U.S. Marine Corps needs more amphibious ships as it returns to its roots amid tight budgets. The Corps also needs to lighten the load its warfighters bear, and it wants to be able to access advanced intelligence data from its most sophisticated platform.

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