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.
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.
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.
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 To help track and identify the debris, the U.S. Air Force is replacing its aging and outdated Air Force Space Surveillance System, which has been in service for 50 years.
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.
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.