August 2004

August 2004
Maryann Lawlor and Henry S. Kenyon

August 2004
By James C. Bussert

 
Two Chinese Project 052B ships near completion in Shanghai. Note the Russian surface-to-air missile launcher aft and the three-dimensional radar forward. China is incorporating new foreign-designed technologies as its navy expands its mission. Photography by Kanawa.
Which begs the question, Can it maintain them?

August 2004
By James Careless

 
Law enforcement and emergency personnel use the Incident Commanders Radio Interface to link disparate radio systems.
Manportable system allows emergency personnel with disparate communications systems to connect.

August 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

Services pursue new paradigms.

Lessons learned from operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom are influencing transformation efforts across the U.S. military. Speakers and panelists featured at Transformation TechNet 2004 emphasized that information technology tools enhanced mission effectiveness; however, much work remains to improve capabilities, concepts of operations, acquisition methods and force structure.

August 2004
By Maryann Lawlor, Henry S. Kenyon, Robert K. Ackerman

August 2004
By Adam Baddeley

 
Australian troops currently are deployed in southwest Asia in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The Australian Defence Force is developing the JP2072 Battlespace Communications System that will improve interoperability with systems from other countries during coalition operations. 
Programs merge to create system that supports coalition operations.

August 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Adm. Walter Doran, USN, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, is processed for the first Common Access Card (CAC) in the Pacific Fleet at the Personnel Support Detachment in Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Defense Department began rolling out CACs in October 2000.
Military and industry test interoperable identity management for joint work environment.

August 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

August 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

August 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

August 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

August 2004
By Vice Adm. Herbert A. Browne, USN (Ret.)

A few weeks ago, there was a story on the evening news about a waitress in Texas whose son is a Marine stationed in Iraq. Although his unit could communicate with the higher echelons, its members were having difficulty communicating with each other while on the battlefield. He asked his mom to go to a local electronics store, buy a set of walkie-talkies and send them to him. She was happy to help the war effort, but what she didn’t anticipate was the hit the equipment would be with her son’s buddies who wanted walkie-talkies of their own.

August 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
This view of Churchill Downs racetrack in Kentucky illustrates how the Spatial Templates for Emergency Preparedness, or STEPs, system allows users to underlay images beneath geospatial information data.
Industry, academia develop multifaceted command system.

August 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

 

Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL) (c), chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, convenes the first meeting of the Corporate Information Security Working Group. The group met for nearly four months and has made several recommendations on how to secure critical infrastructure in the private sector.