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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.

India Comes Out of its Shell

February 12, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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India, a nonaligned nation long reluctant to involve itself in the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region, has begun to increase its involvement with the United States and other nations of the dynamic region.

Clarity, Determination Needed for U.S. Pacific Strategy

February 12, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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Viewed as an indispensable force for peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region, the United States risks losing the support it enjoys from nearly every nation in that hemisphere if it is ambiguous and not willing to take a stand during crises, said defense experts.

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