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Defense Acquisition: Grab Your Gear

January 30, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

In this brave new defense acquisition world, opportunities abound not only for prime contractors, but for subcontractors as well.

National Security on a Boot-String Budget

January 20, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

An old adage says that the only constant is change-and for national security, acquisition must stay in step even while constant budget woes threaten to short-change U.S. security measures.

It's Mined Over Matter...

January 13, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

While China currently holds the monopoly on rare earths, others in the world community prepare to sever their dependence on that country to mine and produce their own minerals and materials.

Road Map Charts Course to Cloud Success

January 6, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

A recently released draft plan provides a road map for federal agencies and industry to navigate through the development of the cloud-computing model.

Oh, What a Tangled Web They Weave...

December 23, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that's not always the case in cyberspace-where malicious website impostors steal vital data from legit site users.

Navy Communications Rise and Shine, Again

December 16, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

The cream of the crop usually rises to the top, and the U.S. Navy's Common Radio Room project may be no exception-with submarine technology ascending to benefit Navy surface warships.

CICADAs Emerge for Future Field Use

December 9, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers have developed a prototype family of small-scale UAVs tailorable for myriad platforms and missions.

Tin Cans and String Go High-Tech

November 18, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

SIGNAL's business profile looks at MTN Government Services, its cutting-edge satellite apps, and the man behind the company curtain.

Out With the Old, In With the New

November 10, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

In his final installment in a series on Defense Department information technology, Paul A. Strassmann says the greatest agents of change are mindsets and money.

Federal Agency Keys In to Secure Mobile Phones

November 4, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

The National Security Agency is working to develop its own secure mobile phone architecture-using commercial off-the-shelf technologies only.

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