SIGNAL Extras

October 7, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The U.S. Department of Treasury recently announced an end to the sale of paper savings bonds through employer-sponsored payroll savings programs. Find out how this change could impact the way you save in the future.

October 6, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

In less than 30 days, the Defense Department will dish out 11 prizes for innovative solutions to real-world challenges facing digital forensics examiners. And it's not too late to join the fight against cyber crime. Submissions for the 2010 Defense Department Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Digital Forensics Challenge will be accepted until November 2.

September 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The trend to house information technology infrastructure off site moved a step forward recently when Philadelphia Technology Park opened in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Despite the name, the area is not a collection of buildings where people experiment with scientific ideas. Rather, the complex offers a secure, redundant data center to accommodate technology from multiple groups including companies, universities and nonprofit organizations.

September 27, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Absentee Voting Week begins today and ends on October 4, 2010. All citizens who have not received their absentee ballot in the mail can go to the Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP) website (http://www.FVAP.gov) to cast their votes.

September 15, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Dr. Werner Dahm, chief scientist, U.S. Air Force, recently discussed the findings of the Air Force Technology Horizons effort. The four-volume document compiled and released this year focuses on Air Force science and technology efforts in the coming decade and beyond.

September 13, 2010
By planetrussell

Blake Hall is a man on a mission: to help U.S. military personnel use "Web 2.0" Internet technologies to help one another and themselves. Hall's no stranger to demanding missions. A decorated former U.S. Army Captain and Airborne Ranger who led a scout platoon in Iraq, he relates how the first time he ever led a combat mission, his battalion commander laid his hand on his shoulder and said ominously, "Hall, don't screw it up." And based on the overwhelmingly positive, initial response to his and his co-founders' new, veteran-owned web venture, TroopSwap.com, an online community and marketplace for active duty U.S. military, reservists, veterans and their families, that battalion commander would be more than proud.

September 1, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

As part of the U.S. Army's push to encourage the next generation of engineers and designers through STEM programs, a group of local teachers got to see first hand through the eyes of a soldier using night-vision goggles.

August 18, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The nation's largest, simultaneous high school cybersecurity competition is back, and students across the nation have until October 8 to sign up. Winners will walk away from CyberPatriot III with scholarships and the knowledge of how to defend computer networks against real-life threats.

July 29, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Social media use by federal employees and contractors increased dramatically in the last year, but many people still wonder if it is safe and business savvy to jump in to online networking, according to a recent survey.

July 22, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The U.S. Defense Department's hub for all things social media has undergone a serious facelift, complete with tips, tricks and lessons on how to share information responsibly and effectively.

July 21, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

CWID 2011 Industry Day offers insights into event that has resulted in the acquisition of numerous technologies crucial to current operations. Past demonstrations have led to the GCCS and blue force tracking, just to name a few.

July 8, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

A code that appears in the new U.S. Cyber Command logo fueled a serious search across the nation, and someone was quick to crack it. So what did the mysterious text reveal?

June 14, 2010
By H. Mosher

Readers who enjoyed SIGNAL's special supplement to its June edition honoring the Signal Corps' 150th anniversary will also want to "like" the U.S. Army Signal Regiment on Facebook to see photographs from various celebrations of the occasion as well as numerous historical photos submitted by fans.

June 8, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The recently formed Interagency Alternative Technology Assessment Program (IATAP) announced last Friday it plans to collect and review oil spill response solutions from scientists and vendors.

June 4, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Over the next two days, hackers from across the globe will team up on nearly every continent for the second Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event aimed at finding solutions to real-world problems in areas affected by natural disasters.

May 28, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The SIGNAL staff and all of AFCEA extend our gratitude to our military members and veterans this weekend and always. Thank you for your service to our great nation.

April 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

SIGNAL Magazine and AFCEA extend heartfelt sympathies to the Polish people for the loss of President Lech Kaczynski, Gen. Franciszek Gagor (PAF), chief of the Polish Armed Forces General Staff, and other leaders. We stand with the Polish people during this time of grief. Just two months ago, Gen. Gagor shared his views on the future of Poland's military with SIGNAL readers in a special report on Poland.

April 15, 2010
By H. Mosher

This month's SIGNAL Connections survey asks readers to weigh in with the main reason they joined AFCEA. Feel free to discuss the value of your AFCEA membership here, whether your affiliation is as an individual member or a corporate associate. And if you have suggestions on benefits you'd like to see, share them here as well.

April 5, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Student Katherine Ackerman blogs her experience at this morning's launch of Space Shuttle Discovery: "There was a giant rush of air, an enormous flame, and-kaboom-blastoff! I'm torn between saying that it looked like the world was ending and that it looked like the world was being created anew."

February 17, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

For my February 2010 article, I interviewed members of the Defense Department's Human Spaceflight Payloads Office and Space Test Program about the experiments they help put into space. The projects impressed me, as did the sources' firm belief in the importance of what they do to help warfighters. At the end of our interview, I asked the gentlemen to indulge me on a personal question: "What would you recommend to a child like my son, who wants to grow up to become, as he calls it, 'a space scientist?'"

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