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Bytes Overtaking Hulls as the Foundation for the U.S. Navy

February 4, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

The 21st century U.S. Navy is building around information as it reshapes its force for new challenges, according to the chief of naval operations.

Are Assembly-Line Apps the Future?

February 4, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

"We don't have software that can make software."--Thomas Hone, Naval War College Liaison with OPNAV

The Truth Behind Emergency Preparedness

February 3, 2010
By Katie Packard

Today was an exciting day at West 2010--and I'm not talking about the dynamic speakers and exhibitors.

From the Exhibit Floor

February 3, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

FINALLY -- able to blog from booths because I actually got connected to and by the right people. Thanks, Microsoft! Here's a look at some of the capabilities being demo'ed here.

"Constructive Destruction" May Be the Ultimate Approach to North Korea

February 3, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

"They have a black belt in survival."

The World's Most Powerful Navy Needs Modernization

February 3, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

"We don't spend enough time and energy on what navies do: sea control."

The Next Sneak Attack May Come From Cyberspace

February 2, 2010

"I believe that it's more likely that an attack will come from not a bomb off a bomb rack, but instead electrons in cyberspace."

Money Talks, But Digital Currency Flies

February 2, 2010

"Paper money-kiss it goodbye."

Missile Defense Goes Global

February 2, 2010

"We are starting to build a deterrent construct that will be better than mutual assured destruction."-Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

A Healthy Economy is Key to National Security

February 2, 2010

"We're in a major economic crisis. Economics is a big part of warfare. If you ignore it, you'll do it at your nation's peril."

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