July 2010

July 15, 2010

Some of you might find this interesting.

Below is the personal information of the author of this article and a few other goodies.  It contains his full name, date and location of birth, Social Security Number, current and previous addresses for the past ten years, mother and father’s names and social security numbers, bank accounts and PINs, military CAC (including SIPR) PIN, AKO logon and PIN, entire work history and the combination to the electronic lock on his house (address provided above): 

July 29, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

Speed was the focus of the Trident Warrior 2010 (TW10) U.S. Navy experiment: increasing the speed of communications, assessments and especially acquisition. Participants in the event evaluated nearly 100 technologies that touched upon areas such as networks; coalition information operations; command and control; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. With the support of the U.S. Marine Corps, early feedback about the experiment reveals that TW10 resulted in resolution of some maritime domain awareness doctrine issues.

July 20, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

With the development of the Afghan Air Force six to nine months behind schedule, the commander of the Combined Air Power Transition Force is pushing for more technology, teaching tools and NATO support.

July 9, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

An ultra-fast search algorithm that finds patterns in social networks could impact national security, businesses and individuals.

A team of university researchers has developed a computer program that can be used to uncover covert agents and terrorist groups communicating via social media sites such as Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and Twitter.

July 15, 2010
By Jordan Garegnani, SIGNAL Connections

July 15, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

About 10 months ago, the U.S. Army began turning wrenches on the Prophet Enhanced signals intelligence (SIGINT) vehicle under an aggressive fielding schedule. Now, soon-to-be-deployed soldiers at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will arrive in Afghanistan with a more survivable vehicle and dramatically improved SIGINT collecting capabilities.

July 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

July 1, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

Government agencies and other organizations responding to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January were able to coordinate efforts better thanks to the deployment of new information-sharing technology. The latest version of the All Partners Access Network (APAN), formerly known as the Asia-Pacific Area Network, made its operational debut during the crisis as a tool to help various nontraditional partners share information in a lateral way.

July 15, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower, SIGNAL Connections

The U.S. Defense Department’s Bloggers Roundtable connects new media buffs and online journalists with civilian and military leaders using conference calls on topics that range from military operations to military families. Despite challenges with ever-changing technology and policies, the program continues to gain support for its focus on openness and transparency.

July 15, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

Soldiers’ Wearable C4 Platform

July 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Technicians launch an aerostat containing a High Antennas for Radio Communications, or HARC, payload. An optical fiber tether carries an analog ground radio signal to its corresponding antenna aboard the aerostat, providing greatly increased transmission range.

July 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

July 2010
By Linton Wells II, SIGNAL Magazine

 
It really is frustrating. For years, the U.S. government—and others—consistently have failed to treat information and communications as either a critical infrastructure or as an essential service in Afghanistan. However, in the past few months, innovative people have been making some important progress.

July 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, is equipped with a stronger suspension to handle the rugged terrain of Afghanistan. The speed with which the MRAP was developed and deployed offers opportunities as well as challenges as the Army prepares to review its acquisition process.

July 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Lt. Gen. Michael L. Oates, USA, is the director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.

Military leaders agree that accurately predicting imminent warfighter needs is problematic but proper preparation is vital.

July 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Pvt. Ginger Lamere, USA, generator mechanic, Company B, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Division, reattaches generator hoses and wires after the new engine is installed. The generator’s motor had to be replaced to meet soldiers’ power demands at Camp Liberty.

July 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance On-The-Move (C4ISR OTM) vehicles and Program Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) configuration items prepare to roll out for a mobile assessment of the 2013 Mobile Brigade Combat Team architecture.

July 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

July 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A light armored vehicle (LAV) drives toward refueling during a resupply mission in western Anbar province, Iraq. Alternative fuels could mean fewer of these hazardous tasks if vehicle reliability could be confirmed and mileage per gallon increased.

July 2010
By Henry S. Kenyon, SIGNAL Magazine

 
Researchers sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory have built batteries using biological systems. The battery on the right is three one-thousands of a millimeter thick.
Virus-built devices offer the promise of greater power in a small package.

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