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TechNet Land Forces SW 2012

Marine Corps General Decries Predator Imagery Allure

March 30, 2012
By George Seffers

At TechNet Land Forces Southwest, a Marine general warns how full-motion video "addiction" leads to last-minute, just-in-time decision-making on the battlefield.

Turning a Blind Eye to Unauthorized Mobile Devices

March 29, 2012
By George Seffers

Military communications officials struggle with the temptation to ignore warfighters' unauthorized use of cutting-edge mobile devices. It's not always easy to enforce the U.S. military's rules on the use of mobile devices, said John Wilcox, U.S. Special Operations Command.

Hacktivist Group Anonymous Achieved Goal

March 29, 2012
By George Seffers

When the hacker activist group Anonymous broke into Booz Allen Hamilton's networks and stole thousands of email addresses, the company was embarrassed, and that's exactly what Anonymous wanted, said Joseph Mahaffee, the company's chief information officer.

Military Needs Professional Cyber Career Field

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Panelists at TechNet Land Forces Southwest offered ideas for attracting, training and retaining cyber warriors. Ideas included bringing more women into cyber, simplifying the process for current soldiers who want to transition, and increasing opportunities for career and leadership development.

Fundamental Change Requires Strategy

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

One of the most critical pieces of the U.S. Army's Baseline Information Technology Services (ABITS) effort is measuring data, including customer satisfaction data, said Brig. Gen. Frederick Henry, USA, deputy commanding general of the service's Network Enterprise Technology Command. Gen. Henry made the remarks while addressing the audience at TechNet Land Forces Southwest 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.

War Is Fought in Chat Rooms

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

A communications officer for the I Marine Expeditionary Force offers his boots-on-ground perspective on current and future expeditionary operations. "War is fought on chat," Col. Paul Miller, USMC, assistant chief of staff, G-6 for the I Marine Expeditionary Force, told the crowd at TechNet Land Forces Southwest 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.

Army Report on Enterprise Email Due Soon

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Army's mandatory report to Congress on the migration to the Defense Information Systems Agency's Enterprise Email could be approved by the secretary of the Army any day now.

It's Not About the Data

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

In the intelligence business, it's common for people to think everything is all about the data, when really it's about getting the data to the warfighter, said Phillip Chudoba, assistant director of intelligence for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Krieger Vows to Move Army Toward Single Service Provider

March 27, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) is on its way to becoming the single network provider for the service, says Mike Krieger, deputy chief information officer for the service.

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