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Miniaturized Energy on the Dot

April 6, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Tiny, record-breaking solar dots, developed through a U.S. government-corporate collaboration, have doubled the ability to harness the sun's power. They are intended only for electrical facilities, but why not extend that capability to other apps, including vehicle power or other uses?

Internal Dangers Pose Biggest Cybersecurity Threat to Marines

March 30, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Although outside adversaries constantly attempt to gain access to U.S. Defense Department networks, cybersecurity leaders within the Marine Corps agree that internal user errors and attempts to skirt security measures pose the biggest threat.

Command and Control System: One Size Fits All

March 23, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

The U.S. Marines' Network On The Move system aims to make C2 systems transferable from vehicle to vehicle with no modifications needed. It's proved successful thus far, but what are the drawbacks, if any? And is it interoperable with other military branches?

U.S. Army Launches Its Premier Cyber Brigade

March 16, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Drawing on nearly 14 years of continuing effort and achievement, the U.S. Army has successfully placed its first cyber brigade into daily operation. Will it be able to continue performing its duties as a virtual Hadrian's Wall in cyberspace? Indications thus far would confirm so. What are your impressions?

Drill Trains Participants for Potential Cyber Storm Front

March 12, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

No longer just the work of a one-man band playing hacker, cyber attacks launched either by state or non-state actors are a grim reality; one that is being addressed by the global cybersecurity exercise Cyber Storm 2012.

Aviation C2 Platform Gives Marines a Step Up

March 2, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. Marine Corps aviation technology goes one better than just pulling a "180" in the area of improvement-it goes straight for a 360-degree turnabout in operational readiness.

Real-Time Emergency Alerts--In Really Real Time

February 24, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. federal agencies conducting the 2011 test of the Emergency Alert System saw results and failures, and are working to coordinate improved social media connection and involvement.

Tenacious SPIDERS To Keep Webs Intact

February 16, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

A trifecta of government departments-Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security-are working to develop military and other installations into self-sustaining energy oases in the event of cyber attacks or disasters that normally would cripple operations.

Military Health Records to Have One-Stop Shop

February 10, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Imagine readily available service member health records all in one place, electronically, at the push of a button? It is indeed becoming a reality with the U.S. Defense Department/Veterans Affairs integrated electronic records initiative.

Tech Transfer Revisited--Saving Lives On/Off the Battlefield

February 3, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

A U.S. Navy mine-hunting robot can locate a mine, so why not build a commercial robot with the same ability to detect cancer and other diseased cells in the human body? An Office of Naval Research effort is doing just that.

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