MILCOM09

October 21, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

Although it seems UAVs have been around for a long time-and are essential in current operations-the ground truth is that a number of challenges remain to be resolved before these aircraft can be used to their full potential.

October 21, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

Tony Montemarano, component acquisition executive, DISA, revealed that the agency is working on a campaign plan in which the word "convergence" is used time and time again.

October 21, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

"The principal point here is that it is the information we want to manage, not the technology. The technology should be transparent to the user."--Malcolm Green, chief of communication services, NC3A

October 21, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

"We have to understand that the changes in technology, computation and so forth have created what I call a fundamental change in our social atmosphere."--Adm. Thad W. Allen, USCG, commandant of the Coast Guard

October 20, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

Many of the technologies currently in use on the battlefield began as research and development programs that seemed incredible when they began.

October 20, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

"When I look at our adversaries around the world, what I see is that we can no longer kid ourselves into believing that we face challenges that will be easily boxed based on regions and categories."--The Honorable Michael Chertoff

October 20, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

"The reality is that the world has already converged out from under us and gone in this direction." --David Mihelcic, CTO, DISA

October 20, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

The stars were out this morning as Lt. Gen. Dennis Via, USA, director, C4 systems, J-6, the Joint Staff, kicked off today's MILCOM 2009 activities.

October 20, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

Rather than thinking about how to improve what the U.S. government is doing, perhaps agencies-the U.S. Defense Department included-need to come at the problems from an entirely new direction-a very complex direction.

October 19, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

"I tell people if you get three individuals with an attitude and an explosive, you've got a problem on your hands."--Lt. Gen. Ted F. Bowlds, USAF, commander, ESC

October 19, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

MILCOM 2009's first panelists spoke about the practical challenges of the convergence of communications capabilities.

October 19, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

MILCOM 2009 opened today with a speech by David Gergen, CNN commentator and editor at-large for US News and World Report.