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Underwater Communications Rise to Surface Fleet

December 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

The U.S. Navy is in the early stages of an endeavor to duplicate a successful program for upgrading the communications centers of its submarines and apply it to surface warships.

Network Intricacy Complicates Computer Defense

December 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

As more complicated networks develop and deploy unique and expanded capabilities, protecting U.S. cyber infrastructure grows more challenging. The Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate is responsible for defending the nation’s commercial and private networks. But with the complexity of these products, the directorate’s success increasingly depends both on sharing responsibilities among government organizations and between government and industry.

Robot Looks and Leaps

December 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

A lightweight robot that can leap more than 20 feet horizontally and vertically could be fielded within a year if funding is made available. By enhancing situational awareness during urban combat operations, the robot has the potential to lower casualties both for civilians and for friendly forces fighting their way through a city environment.

It's a Bug, It's a Plane, It's a Flying Circuit Board

December 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

U.S. Navy researchers have built a prototypical family of small, simple and affordable unmanned aerial vehicles that warfighters can use to deploy an array of sensors, tailor for a variety of missions, and launch by ones and twos or by the thousands. Essentially a flying circuit board, the miniature craft has completed basic research and development and is ready for further technological advances and eventual battlefield deployment.

New Chips on the Block

November 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

The future of computing is being shaped by breakthroughs in many facets of the industry, but no matter the devices or the Internet services they access, all will be influenced by the computer chip. Innovations in this area will help drive advancements in others, and big names in the field are hard at work to enable emerging capabilities.

Software Drives Future Army Communications

November 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

U.S. Army communications is more likely to be software-driven in the future as radios increasingly resemble specialized computers. Apps will be driving advances, and computer-like acquisition policies for radios will help speed cutting-edge technology to the field.

The Little Radio That Could

November 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

Commanders in Afghanistan are experiencing a reduced decision cycle through use of a radio that extends the network down to—and provides situational awareness at—the lowest levels while allowing warfighters to access the network while on the move.

Moving to Mobile

November 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

The U.S. Defense Department may become its own cellular provider. This move, which would involve centralizing control of mobile devices, would improve security and potentially save money.

Honing Defense Intelligence

October 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is broadening its customer base as well as its capabilities in a new strategy aimed at all levels of potential users. This represents a change in both the nature of defense intelligence and the innovations looming in collection, analysis and dissemination.

Going Deep Down Under

October 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

The Australian Defence Department is in the midst of revolutionizing its submarine force with plans to replace its current fleet of six vessels with at least 12 new ones.

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