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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.

February 4, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

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

February 4, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

Unlike characters in science fiction tomes, today's leaders do not have the advantage of traveling to the past to change decisions that led to trouble in the future.

February 4, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

It's rare that an audience of industry and service members at all ranks get the chance to hear first hand from the first of a kind.

February 4, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

"My answer about how to treat pirates? Kill them." --Col. David W. Coffman, USMC, commander, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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.

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.

February 3, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

"They have a black belt in survival."

February 3, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

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

February 2, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

"Ignorance is our biggest vulnerability [in the cyber domain]." --Vice Adm. Carl Mauney, USN, deputy CO, STRATCOM

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."

February 2, 2010

"Paper money-kiss it goodbye."

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

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."

February 2, 2010

Tweet was for swag; SIGNAL Scape is for great tech!

February 2, 2010

"Whatever it is that we think we'll do next, whomever it is we think we'll fight next, we'll be wrong."

February 2, 2010

"We have no authority in that Wild Wild West called .com, but we still operate there."

February 2, 2010
By Katie Packard

Although the official conference doesn't start until tomorrow, those of us from AFCEA International as well as committee members and chapter officers spent this beautiful day indoors in business meetings.

January 28, 2010
By Katie Packard

Next week is the West 2010 Conference in San Diego. For those of you who will be attending the conference, we look forward to seeing you there. If you're unable to attend but want to keep up with the conversations and discussions, there are plenty of ways to tune in.