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Air Force Seeks Sharpest Needles in Data Haystack

June 26, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

The U.S. Air Force is polishing its magnifying glass to find usable information in amongst overwhelming stacks of data.

Containing Commotion on the Ocean

June 15, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Safe passage on the oceans isn't always guaranteed, thanks to smugglers, pirates and rogue nation-states. But the swift actions of concerned nations, militaries, and organizations like the U.S. Pacific Command are bringing about a sweeping sea change to maritime security.

Forewarned, but Not Forearmed, Against Cyberthreats

June 8, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

In the world of cybersecurity, the problem is not the threat to, but the vulnerability of, the Internet to breaches. The question is whether this reality can be conveyed successfully to the populace. What do you think is the key to solving these kinds information-age challenges?

Coast Guard Takes Deeper Arctic Plunge

June 5, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Cutting through to expand further into the Arctic Region, the U.S. Coast Guard's initial efforts have been successful-but a treaty and climate change may keep some plans stranded on an ice floe.

DISA Takes Defense Department High-Tech

May 25, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Providing secure mobile devices to the warfighter-a top DISA priority-could have the potential to completely transform battlefield communications and information sharing.

Unmanned Helos Go Where Warfighters Need Not

May 9, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

With installation of a revolutionary technology--the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System--helicopters potentially could be retrofitted to perform completely unmanned missions. Lives spared and money saved? You bet.

Marine Corps Strengthens Its Sea Legs

May 2, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Always well-versed in land combat, the U.S. Marine Corps now is focusing on its heritage as a premier amphibious force by re-emphasizing the "sea" portion of its expertise "in the air, on land and sea."

Geolocation Data to Go Small Scale

April 27, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

The U.S. Army is working to enable its current GeoGlobe database to operate on smaller, more intricate platforms such as handhelds, but will warfighters in the field benefit from this capability soon?

The Navy Takes Littoral Fight Literally

April 20, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

The littoral fight must adapt asymmetric ground tactics if U.S. forces are to defeat the enemy. In his viewpoint article, one Navy lieutenant believes it must be done; but can operational obstacles from land to sea be overcome?

Bright Future for Marines' Solar Power Plans

April 13, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

The U.S. Marine Corps is moving forward with two existing solar power programs helping to reduce energy dependence and lighten the physical load weighing down troops.

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