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January 2011

West 2011 Online Show Daily: Defense Doctrines, Processes Face Fundamental Shifts

January 28, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

West 2011 Online Show Daily, Day 3. "Adaptability often is viewed as a responsive act. However, adaptability and preparation are inexorably linked."--Alfred Grasso, president and chief executive officer, the MITRE Corporation

West 2011 Online Show Daily: Shipbuilding, Cybersecurity and China Key U.S. Navy Concerns

January 27, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

West 2011 Online Show Daily, Day 2.“We’ve got to get that [continuing resolution limitation] fixed, or it will force the Department of the Navy to make stupid and irrevocable decisions.”—Robert O. Work, undersecretary of the Navy

JPEO JTRS Releases New Architecture

January 26, 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

The Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) has made its first major release of the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) in 10 years. This change updates a minor version released in 2005 and enables smaller, faster communications devices that cost less.

West 2011 Online Show Daily: Game-Changing Environment Vexes Planners

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

Quote of the Day:
“We may not be able to conduct our favorite American way of war in the future.”—Dick Diamond Jr., national security trends and strategic issues analyst, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

2011 New Year's Resolutions (Theirs, Not Ours)

January 21, 2011

In an intelligence coup, G2 operatives were able to secure the New Year’s Resolutions of the infamous International Cyber Criminal (ICC).

Researchers Test Underwater Acoustic Laser

January 21, 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory team recently tested an underwater acoustic laser capability that might one day provide a source of voice or data communications for submarines; navigational data for submarines or underwater robots; and sonar to locate mines or other objects in shallow water—all from an aircraft and without the need for hardware in the water.

Satellite Communications Business Debate Surfaces

January 13, 2011
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

Commercial satellite service providers question government’s dedication to president’s National Space Policy. While the policy calls for a stalwart pursuit of work with U.S. companies, little progress has been seen in putting this policy into practice.

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January 18, 2011

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Codan US Inc. Receives JITC Certification for the 2110 HF Manpack

Codan (ASX-CDA) today announced that it has received certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) for the Codan 2110 high frequency (HF) manpack transceiver.

According to the notification, the Codan 2110 manpack is certified as conforming to the Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) requirements of Military Standard (MIL-STD)-188-141B, Interoperability and Performance Standards for Medium and HF Radio Equipment.

Software Paints Clearer Tactical Picture

January 18, 2011
By Jordan Garegnani, SIGNAL Connections

The Air Force Tactical Air Control Party is upgrading its Close Air Support System software and installing it on a wearable computer that is 75 percent lighter than the previous computers TACP teams used.

Game On for NATO Virtual Training

January 18, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower, SIGNAL Connections

The Allied Command Transformation’s virtual training game Boarders Ahoy! took home top honors at a showcase for the latest in modeling, simulation and virtual worlds. Developers say it’s just one step toward a more inexpensive and efficient way to prepare sailors and airmen for challenges in the field.


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