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August 2012

All-in-One Signals and Human Intelligence

August 21, 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

The U.S. Army is fielding its Vigilant Pursuit system to reduce the time necessary to combine data gathered from human and signals intelligence assets.

Know Your AFCEA Benefits: SIGNAL Connections

August 15, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

SIGNAL Connections is your source for news about your chapter, your region and your profession. Redesigned last year to include a personal touch, the e-newsletter not only features the latest industry activities but also pulls events information from the AFCEA calendar and Chapter News from SIGNAL Online.

AFCEA POCs: It's Time to Update Your Corporate Profile

August 15, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

This month, all AFCEA corporate member points of contact (POCs) will receive a package that includes their current corporate profile and details about how to update this information.

The Bottom Line: Olympic Feats

August 15, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

For just over two weeks, people around the world were talking about nation facing nation, not on the field of combat, but rather in the spirit of competition. Every two years, the Olympic Games provide the opportunity for the global population to rally around their respective country's best-of-the-best.

AFCEA Personality Profile: Lexley Bender

August 15, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

As comfortable traveling the world as she is nurturing at home, Lexley Bender is bringing a sense of enthusiasm to the Aberdeen Chapter as it continues to grow in part as the result of BRAC 2005. Bender truly can be called a renaissance woman.

DARPA Lays Down New Robotics Gauntlet

August 13, 2012
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

The 2012 Olympics may be over in London, but the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has laid down a competitive challenge of a different sort, this time for the world's robotics experts.

U.S. Army Developing Mighty Morphing Network

August 2, 2012
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

The U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) is building a prototype network capable of morphing over time to confuse cyber intruders and thwart attacks on military networks. The Morphing Network Assets to Restrict Adversarial Reconnaissance (MORPHINATOR) prototype is scheduled to be available in the 2014 fiscal year and will be capable of pulling a cyber bait-and-switch on unsuspecting network intruders.

Senate Now Unlikely to Pass Cybersecurity Bill Before Recess

August 2, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

Civilian and military leaders had cited urgency in need for bill passage.

Wireless System Tackles Tracking Challenge

August 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower Lilly, SIGNAL Magazine

Once viewed by many as a security liability, wireless has become a security asset for the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific. In its effort to identify valuable items and devices inside its facilities at all times, the command recently implemented its first wireless system ever accredited for use in secure areas. This system soon could transition to the tactical world.

New Model Sparks Safeguards to the Grid

August 2012
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

A significant modernization effort underway across the national electric grid is seeking a balance between strong cybersecurity capabilities and affordable protections across the sector.

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