September 2007

September 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
“It took us over two years to figure out how to share data with Australia and the U.K., and we still haven’t figured out how to share it with other members of the coalition.”
—Gen. John P. Abizaid, USA (Ret.), former commander, U.S. Central Command
Terrorists’ adaptability compels allies to let go of the old and grab on to the new.

September 1, 2007
By Cmdr. Gregory E. Glaros, USN (Ret.)

September 2007
By Rita Boland

 
A Hungarian army officer checks the voice over Internet protocol connection and video feed during the testing phase of exercise Combined Endeavor 2007. The Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) is an architecture that will deliver multimedia communications quickly and efficiently.
Demands from customers result in improvements to multimedia sharing for the public and private sectors.

September 2007
By Rita Boland

 
The Internet router in space (IRIS) capability will enhance network-centric connections among dispersed users. The increased efficiency of the technology enables smaller, lighter satellite terminals.
Out-of-this-world connections improve converged communications.

September 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
The Naval Network and Space Operations Command in San Diego was the second U.S. Navy organization to be part of the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI).
As final NMCI seats are placed, Navy and contractor share views on pros and cons, ups and downs.

September 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

September 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of the unified communications group at Microsoft, shows the multitude of devices today’s business professionals rely on to stay in touch. Unified communications ties together many of these devices on the desktop.
Merging capabilities onto one platform enhances user experience.

September 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The wireless local loop (WLL) program will provide the French army’s logistics units with a cellular communications system designed to carry voice and data traffic. The WLL system allows commanders to track supplies and to access the French Ministry of Defense’s intranet.
Twin efforts seek to provide wireless services to ground forces, unify aging defense systems into one national architecture.

September 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
TERSO is the Spanish Ministry of Defense’s first software-defined radio (SDR) platform. It is a development system that will help the government create new waveforms and test new SDR equipment slated for use by the nation’s armed forces.
Research-oriented radio system opens door for future advanced tactical equipment.

September 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

September 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

September 1, 2007
By Kent R. Schneider

My involvement with AFCEA goes back 38 years. I have been in a number of volunteer leadership positions at the chapter and international levels, and I am excited about starting out on this journey as your association’s president and chief executive officer.

September 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Finnish and German personnel check communications system configurations during exercise Combined Endeavor 2007. Finland is building a new military command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) infrastructure as it increases its participation in multinational operations.
An incremental pace hides dramatic changes.

September 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Swedish army vehicles move in a multinational convoy in the Mazar-e Sharif region of Afghanistan. In a shift from longtime policy, Swedish military forces are taking an active role in multinational operations far away from their homeland.
Generations of domestic defense give way to an out-of-area focus.

September 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The Taranis unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) is the largest unmanned aircraft developed by the United Kingdom. Designed for a high degree of autonomy, it will demonstrate capabilities for stealthy, long-duration, deep-penetration missions.
British unmanned combat aircraft demonstrator is designed for long-range missions with limited operator control.