Table of Contents: January 2015


SIGNAL January 2014INTERNET OF THINGS
Internet of Things Promises to Transform Life, But at What Cost?
    Constant vigilance is key to protecting mounds of data created via billions of connections.

Defense Department Awakens to Internet of Things
    When everything is connected, everyone is vulnerable.

Intelligence Plans Its Own Internet of Things
    But universal optimism about the concept does not reign yet at IARPA.

VIEWPOINT
Technology Is a Strategic National Security Component
    Policy makers must join technologists in shaping this future.

Protecting the Nation's Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attack
    Even a dynamic process can be influenced by government action.

SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION
Small Business Innovation Takes a Commercial Turn
    Having spawned a plethora of innovative technologies, the SBIR program looks toward marketplace impact.

Defense Department Innovation Focus Presents Small Business Opportunities
    Small companies may find more chances to insert technologies into major weapon systems.

Innovation Programs Fuel Greater Industry Creativity
    Small businesses can be hungrier than contract giants, giving military directorates more flexibility and agility in gaining technology solutions.

PEO SPOTLIGHT
Better Using Industry to Help Protect Cyberspace

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
Moving Ahead in 2015

AFCEA EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
AFCEA Offers Scholarships, Awards and Grants

INCOMING
What Is a Cyber Attack?