SIGNAL Connections

July 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

June 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

U.S. government agencies fail to employ the policies that have been put into place to protect sensitive data when it is in transit, according to a recent survey of 200 government information technology (IT) and information security officials.

June 15, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

The Art of Exploitation University and Cyber Center of Excellence will instruct government information assurance personnel about adversaries’ tricks of the trade using hands-on training and real-life threats.

June 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

June 15, 2010
By Helen Mosher, SIGNAL Connections

Low-Light Security Camera

May 17, 2010
by Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

This year’s event occurs in mid-June, but plans for NEXT year’s event have already started, and leaders have identified some priorities.

May 17, 2010
by Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

Two U.S. Air Force captains at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) have developed a BlackBerry app to assist forces in Afghanistan. MobiAFG, short for mobile Afghanistan, enables warfighters to access the Program for Culture & Conflict Studies (CCS) Web site's geographical, cultural and other information about the country.

May 17, 2010
by Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

May 17, 2010
by Henry S. Kenyon, SIGNAL Connections

Biometrics Collection Device

April 15, 2010
by Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Connections

An advanced, indigenous base is building many of the country’s military enablers.

April 15, 2010
by Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) set out to complete its National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) within 18 months of publishing the final version. Instead, by January 2010—the halfway point—the OEC had completed 80 percent of the plan’s milestones and was well on its way to finishing the final 20 percent long before the deadline.

April 15, 2010
by Henry S. Kenyon, SIGNAL Connections

To support its global operations, the U.S. Marine Corps is relying on a tactical communications system linked by satellites to theater and national headquarters. Several mobile tactical systems and an innovative space-based networking capability are providing warfighters with reliable, high-bandwidth communications wherever they deploy.

April 15, 2010

April 15, 2010

Wireless Microwave Technology

March 15, 2010
by Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

The largest simultaneous high school cyberdefense competition ever held wrapped up late last month, crowning a champion and sending kids to college who otherwise would not have attended.

March 15, 2010
by Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

Homefront Help, March 2010, featuring the National Military Family Association, the Veterans History Project, and a commemorative pen that benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.

March 15, 2010

New products, March 2010, from SIGNAL Connections. Features: Acoustocam i600; Hughes 9350 BGAN mobile satellite terminal; LiFePO4 radio battery; One Vault Voice; PX3030 VPX-REDI single board computer; and the Dm-1320 video encoder.

March 15, 2010
by Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

In an effort to help members of the military move from "boots to suits," a program will begin that helps warfighters turn in their weapons for a computer keyboard.

February 16, 2010
by Maryann Lawlor

The U.S. Coast Guard has deployed a nationwide alert system that notifies its maritime partners as soon as an emergency arises. Unlike previous communications capabilities, this system not only ensures that the appropriate people are alerted but also acts as a status system so during a disaster the Coast Guard can account for all personnel. This single commercial system both delivers the messages and confirms that they have been received—it is a two-way street of information about ground truth.

February 16, 2010
by Maryann Lawlor

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