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Table of Contents: December 2014

SIGNAL December 2014CYBERSECURITY
DISA Targeted to Tackle Network Defense Role
    The U.S. Defense Department integrates cyber operations and defense.

—Cyber Commander Expects Damaging Critical Infrastructure Attack
    The U.S. response plan entails multiple government organizations.

Fragmented Government Efforts Stymie Cybersecurity Progress
    Commercial leaders press for a presidential cyber advisory committee to spur national dialogue between industry and government.

Protecting Soldier Networks From Threats, Inside or Outside
    NIE efforts in the laboratory and in the field will bring better, more secure cyber capabilities to bear.

—Soldiers Stand Up New Cyber CIO Focal

Securing Communications by Skipping the Server
    Point-to-point connectivity eliminates a vulnerable middleman.

TACTICAL OPERATIONS
CERDEC Sets Priorities as It Prepares for New Environments
    Budgets and geographic locations influence future capabilities for soldiers.

UNMANNED SYSTEMS
Building an Autonomous Army of Protection
    U.S. Army and MIT researchers are developing new ways of shielding troops on the battlefield.

Manned and Unmanned Systems Team Up for Warfighters
    Recent advances move unmanned aircraft potential closer to reality.

Fast-Flying Flimmer No Underwater Fluke
    The U.S. Navy is developing an autonomous subsurface vehicle that will fly to dive.

BUSINESS
Research, Relationships and Time Key to Foreign Military Sales
    The decline in U.S. defense budgets has many prime contractors looking overseas.

PEO SPOTLIGHT
Supporting the Antisubmarine Warfighting Resurgence

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
Enough Procrastination Over Cybersecurity

ASSOCIATION FEATURE
Roles Evolve in European Defense

INCOMING
The Way of the Fox