The SIGNAL Blog

Cost and Pricing Data for Commercial Item Acquisitions?

April 8, 2015
By Al Krachman



Is the U.S. Defense Department moving back toward requiring cost and pricing data for commercial item purchases? A recent series of memoranda and experiences show a backward march toward the department requesting cost data as a means to justify fair and reasonable pricing for commercial item purchases.

NSA's Biggest Fans Are Young Americans

April 6, 2015
By Lewis Shepherd



Guest blogger Lewis Shepherd says poll results can be surprising, especially when it comes to young people's views on the U.S. intelligence community.

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.

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