Land Forces Southwest Featured

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 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

 

Paratroopers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, use Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) radios to communicate during a field exercise. The JTRS Rifleman Radio was tested at the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.1.

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.

November 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

U.S. Army soldiers adjust cables on a satellite communications dish. Army communications and information systems are becoming more sophisticated and reaching further down to the force.

Smaller is better for Signal Corps units and their equipment.