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April 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

April 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

April 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A Lithuanian army captain monitors activity during a coalition exercise in Germany. New steps being taken by the U.S. Defense Department aim to change the shape of command and control, and a key result would be better interoperability among U.S. and coalition partners.

April 2012
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientist Keith Emery examines a Semprius solar module at the laboratory’s Outdoor Test Facility. The NREL helped Semprius characterize and test its tiny solar cells, which have the diameter of a dot made by a ballpoint pen.

April 2012
By James C. Bussert, SIGNAL Magazine

March 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Adm. James G. Stavridis, USN (c, l), supreme allied commander Europe and commander of the U.S. European Command (EUCOM), speaks to attendees of the Western European Chiefs of Defense conference at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany. NATO command and control (C2) often involves 28 alliance nations and other countries working in coalition operations.

March 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Marines in Afghanistan radio their patrol’s security element and observe a reconnaissance robot’s camera feed on a laptop. Cybersecurity professionals around the Marine Corps strive to ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the information provided through Marines’ networks at all times in all locations.

March 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

March 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

 

A 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division soldier uses the handheld version of Joint Battle Command-Platform software during an evaluation. The U.S. Army is working to develop and field smaller handheld systems that can replace large bulky communications and networking equipment.

March 2012
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

  

MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) staff vehicle and an M2C2 PoP vehicle undergo testing at Yuma.

 
The Marines use commercial components to extend mobile capabilities to  remote battlefields.

March 2012
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Soldiers from the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, the service’s first brigade with a network operations mission, receive cyber training.

The Army activates its first cyber brigade.

February 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

February 2012
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 
Federal officials stage a nationwide test to develop a next-generation approach to informing citizens.

February 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Law enforcement plays a critical role in the homeland security enterprise. Officers combat terrorism in many ways similar to the military, and they have the most chances to interact with terrorists stateside by responding to crimes such as suspicious activity and traffic violations.

February 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

February 2012
By Lt. Col. Scott Harrison, USAR, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A U.S. mine resistant ambush protected vehicle and a French tactical armored vehicle bring troops back to their base from a mission in Afghanistan. Future military networks must be configured to enable
multinational interoperability, as future military operations likely will involve coalitions.

January 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Adm. Timothy J. Keating, USN (Ret.), the former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), led off TechNet Asia-Pacific 2011 by calling for the United States to "lead from within" instead of "leading from behind."

Allies must remain engaged or fall prey to rapidly changing political and economic trends.

January 2012
SIGNAL Magazine

 

Georges D’hollander, general manager of the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency, addresses the audience at TechNet International 2011 in Heidelberg, Germany.

Paying less and having more is the goal in NATO’s dynamic digital realm.

Janaury 2012
By Michael A. Robinson, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Molycorp Incorporated’s Mountain Pass, California, mine, is one of the largest rare earth mines outside China. It recently reopened after being closed for about a decade.

China’s newly gained monopoly may disappear by mid-decade.

January 2012
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

U.S. Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel discusses cloud computing at a forum where the government road map was released.

A draft plan maps cloud computing priorities.

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