May 2006

May 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon and Rita Boland

 
R. James Woolsey, vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton, moderates the day’s first disaster scenario phase, or Move, on awareness and prevention at AFCEA’s Homeland Security conference.
Panelists ponder roles, responsibilities during terrorist attack scenario.

May 2006
By Rita Boland

 
TechNet International 2006 will host a cyber café on the exhibit floor so that attendees can conduct business while attending the conference.
Government, military and industry leaders converge to discuss requirements and solution sets.

May 2006
Dr. J. Greg Hanson, Assistant Sergeant at Arms and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Senate

Which emerging technology will have the biggest impact on your organization in the future?

These are exciting times in terms of technology at the U.S. Senate as we work to execute our information technology (IT) strategic plan. Having just implemented a comprehensive active directory and messaging architecture and entering the testing phase of a new services portal to bring business to the Web, we are poised for the next technology wave to have the biggest impact on the Senate—convergence communications technologies, including Internet protocol telephony (IPT).

May 2006
By Rita Boland

Editor's Note: This is a revised version of the article that appeared in the May 2006 issue of SIGNAL.

 

May 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. Army soldier with the 14th Cavalry Regiment radios information on Iraqis as his unit searches for insurgents near the Syrian border. Mobile communications are one of the beneficiaries of collaborative technologies making their way into the network-centric force.
Networks become flexible in more ways than one.

May 2006
By Adam Baddeley

 
Initially focused on ground operations, Sweden’s network-based defense approach and software-defined radio (SDR) program will embrace and integrate land, sea and air, including the Gripen, within a joint network concept. Where available, space platforms also will support networking.
Transnational effort focuses on international interoperability to contribute in coalition environments.

May 2006
By Rita Boland

 
Concept art illustrates what the Revolutionary Approach to Time-critical Long Range Strike (RATTLRS) might look like from a fighter jet platform. RATTLRS weapons will reach speeds of at least Mach 3.
Development team will test the high-speed system starting next fiscal year.

May 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. Army special forces soldier trains members of the Philippine armed forces in counterterrorism capabilities as part of operation Enduring Freedom. Language skills are an important capability for special operations forces as they train more allied militaries in foreign countries.
Psychological operations and language skills join new technologies as important parts of the arsenal.

May 2006
By Rita Boland

 
The USS Ohio, converted from a nuclear ballistic missile to a guided missile submarine, sails during its return-to-service ceremony. The boat is the first refurbished vessel of four.
Refurbished submarines find new life in joint, stealth role.

May 2006
By Vice Adm. Herbert A. Browne, USN (Ret.)

The U.S. Quadrennial Defense Review and the fiscal year 2007 defense budget submission were noteworthy for their focus on special operations forces. Both documents called for increased emphasis on small, highly trained, mobile units in the ongoing global war on terrorism. Our success in ridding Afghanistan of its Taliban rulers showed how effective coalition special forces can be in the shadowy war against terrorists.