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Pacific Paradise Serves Tactical Purpose

October 24, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

The remote yet tactically crucial island of Guam faces challenges in its expansion as one of the U.S. military's southernmost forward operating bases.

Seeing is Retrieving

October 17, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

No detail is too small to hide from a new imagery analysis technology that aims to harness brainwaves to narrow down-and speed up-the search process.

Share and Share Alike

October 7, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

NATO is making interoperability MAJIIC happen, led by nine member nations, with its Multi-sensor Aerospace-ground Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Interoperability Coalition 2 project.

European Patent Process Goes Google

September 28, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

The European Patent Office (EPO) goes high-tech via an agreement with U.S. company Google. The collaboration aims to translate and consolidate the EPO's patent data by 2014.

NATO Undertakes Major Overhaul

September 16, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

NATO's sweeping realignment over the next year reduces the number of its agencies from 14 to three. The agents of this change say it's necessary if NATO is to remain efficient, streamlined and relevant.

Back to the Drawing Board or Back to the Future?

September 9, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

According to the author of this year's second-to-last installment on cloud computing, it would behoove the U.S. Defense Department to take a pass on its past approach to enterprise architecture, and instead focus on PaaS-platform-as-a-service-cloud computing.

One Giant Leap for Spotting Space Debris

September 2, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

No matter how vast it seems, even space gets a little crowded. Hundreds of active satellites and thousands of pieces of space junk clutter the area surrounding Earth-from lost astronaut tools to pieces of rockets. To help track and identify the debris, the U.S. Air Force is replacing its aging and outdated Air Force Space Surveillance System, which has been in service for 50 years.

Visions on Tomorrow's Internet

September 1, 2011
By H. Mosher

You can't consider the future of computing and the Internet without looking at what software giant Microsoft and Internet heavyweight Google are up to. Rita Boland continues her Semaphore Series on the topic by tapping the expertise of Lewis Shepherd from Microsoft and Vint Cerf from Google.

Natural Disasters on the Doorstep

August 26, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. Army Base Fort Belvoir preps for disasters of all natures, especially those from Mother Nature herself.

Prototypes Prove You CAN Take it With You

August 5, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Thinking outside the box sometimes means putting systems into use that haven't even been packed in the box yet. The U.S. Army is deploying prototype technologies immediately to meet urgent troop communications needs in Afghanistan.


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