TechNet South Coverage

July 12, 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Online Show Daily Coverage

Coalition and interagency partners have a lot of hard work ahead of them if they want to operate better together in the future, but with the right attitudes enabled by the best technology, the way ahead has plenty of promise.

July 11, 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Online Show Daily Coverage

Several themes emerged during the second day of TechNet Land Forces South in Tampa, Florida, but the most dominant topic was the budget. Lt. Gen. Bradley A. Heithold, USAF, vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), discussed the implications the funding cuts will have on special operations forces (SOF). As one of the people involved in drafting the new budget, he assured the audience that every choice was made carefully with focus on critical objectives. The SOF budget grows under the new plan as force numbers increase toward 12,000 forces.

July 10, 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Online Show Daily Coverage

From the WikiLeaks scandal to border security, the key theme of TechNet Land Forces South day one was that in the interagency environment, trust is a critical element of success.

November 4, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman

The nation’s critical infrastructure may be in more peril than anticipated as its new technology capabilities increase network vulnerability. A similar threat may extend to longtime military networks that suddenly are not as certain to be available when needed.

October 29, 2010
Day 3, By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

Quote of the Day:
“Cyberspace mirrors the maritime world both in the way it serves us and in the peril it brings.”—Rear Adm. Danilo M. Cortez, AFP, acting flag officer in command, Philippine Navy

October 28, 2010
Day 2, By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

"Fundamentally, the network's core is rotten. It's optimized for criminal activities."--Marcus H. Sachs, executive director of government affairs for national security and cyber policy, Verizon, describing cyberspace

October 27, 2010
Day 1: Cyberspace Dominates Security Concerns, By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

"You can't command and control that domain [IT] unless you can see into it, sense inside it and control it."--Adm. Robert F. Willard, USN, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command

September 2006
By Rita Boland

Despite years of discussion on the topic, the U.S. Defense Department is keeping its focus on interoperability. However, the department has undergone a shift from efforts directed primarily at developing the technology necessary to make broad intercommunications possible to work that concentrates on establishing the policies and doctrine necessary for communicators to use available resources.

By Robert K. Ackerman

SIGNAL’s Online Show Daily
TechNet International 2006
Day 2

Quote of the Day:

"The terrorists can knock down our buildings … they can kill our citizens … but they won’t win because they can’t change us as a society."
        —Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), former secretary of state.

 

By Robert K. Ackerman

SIGNAL’s Online Show Daily
TechNet International 2006
Day 1

Quote of the Day:

"Any requirement not based on the joint operating concept will run into heavy weather."
          —Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr., USN, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

 

Thursday, May 13, 2004

SIGNAL’s Online Show Daily

TechNet International 2004

Day 3 Quote of the Day:

 “Let there by no doubt that we are at war … in the United States.”

—Lt. Gen. Edward G. Anderson III, USA, deputy commander, U.S. Northern Command and vice commander, U.S. element, North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

SIGNAL’s Online Show Daily

TechNet International 2004

Day 2

Quote of the Day:

“Historians will write about what our soldiers have done in Iraq for the next thousand years. Be proud, America.”

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

TechNet International 2004 Day 1

Quote of the Day:

“We have our own asymmetric advantage … our own C3.”

—Gen. Richard B. Myers, USAF, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.