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Helping a Friend in Need

October 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

The longtime, close relationship between the United States and Japan helped facilitate aid to the Asian nation stricken in March by the double blow of a powerful earthquake and a devastating tsunami.

Small Island Has a Big Role

October 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

The expansion of the U.S. military presence in Guam is increasing the myriad challenges that U.S. forces face in that remote Pacific island. Guam’s location, time difference and tropical climate are significant factors as the U.S. military there grows in both size and importance.

NATO Works MAJIIC Again

October 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

IN 2016, finding critical battlefield data provided by another nation’s unmanned aircraft or other systems may be as easy as locating information now on the World Wide Web.

Weaving an Airborne Web

September 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

The U.S. Air Force is clearing the air for advanced networking as it takes its next step into cyberspace exploitation. A unified effort aims to improve battlespace information sharing along with active cyberoperations, both offensive and defensive.

A Decade Later

September 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

The worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor changed everything. Nowhere is that more true than at the federal agency that was stood up almost two years after 9/11 to make sure that such an attack never happens again—the Department of Homeland Security.

Talk Is Cheap

September 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

The agency that administers patents among the nations of the European Union is about to receive some high-technology help from across the Internet. And, it will do so without a single euro changing hands.

Not Your Granddad's Space Fence

September 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

As the U.S. human space program transitions to a new era of commercial space exploitation, a legacy space debris detection system is about to give way to a high-technology replacement designed to introduce state-of-the-art situational awareness to orbital mechanics. The new system would be able to detect objects in earth orbit as small as the golf ball that astronaut Alan Shepard smacked during his moonwalk.

Delivering the Message Moves to the Head of the Queue

August 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

U.S. Army communicators are focusing on providing key enabling technologies to warfighters who already are exploiting new networking capabilities. The urgencies of warfare, coupled with emerging communications requirements, have mandated that engineers concentrate on the user end of connectivity.

Preparing the Pieces of Upcoming Defense Communications

August 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

The future of U.S. Army networks is evolving at Fort Bliss, Texas, through the development, testing and exercising of technologies that range from apps to cognitive networks. Though the initiatives are separate efforts, combined field events and close physical proximity are creating synergy between developers. As the work moves forward, successful outcomes will change how soldiers communicate at home and in the field.

Upcoming Online Experiences

August 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

The future of the Internet is beginning to take shape as Web 3.0 capabilities become available for everyday lives in both personal and professional capacities. But as technology continues to blaze forward at blinding rates, the opportunities for innovators to affect that future abound. Leaders of major companies agree on some of the trends consumers can expect to experience, but they also have their own ideas about how their organizations will shape, and fit into, the new digital landscape.

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