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The Future Internet: Going Beyond Envelope's Edge

August 1, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

In the first article of a four-part SIGNAL semaphore series, the Internet of the future is envisioned, examined and its implementation explained by leaders of industry.

Mobile Pushes Past Accreditation Challenges

July 22, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

The effort to field mobile devices down to the squad level continues as the U.S. Defense Department certifies security credentials for the iPhone and Android operating systems. However, the arduous accreditation process still poses many hurdles for the military as it moves toward a more mobile communications environment.

Minds Must Change Before Technology Can

July 15, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. Defense Department personnel really aren't interested in the technical details behind the communications "seams"; they just want to know their computing needs are met, even if that occurs in the "obscurity" of the clouds.

SOCOM Sews Systems Together

July 8, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Working together with industry and other military partners, the U.S. Special Operations Command is piecing together communications technologies-some designed-in from the start-to make the command a leaner, lighter, more efficient force.

Virtual Humans-New Kids on the Block

June 24, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Which came first-the virtual scenario or the reality? Amazing U.S. Army-funded simulation technologies are blurring that line while at the same time clarifying mission goals and accomplishments.

Czechs Find Balances in Electronic Security

June 17, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

A Czech Republic company has melded eSecurity with simpler, more streamlined eAccess, making cyberspace communications both safer and more efficient.

Global Training Battles Homemade Bombs

June 10, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

A U.S. Army team is standardizing counter-improvised explosive device training among coalition partners to improve mission effectiveness and increase collaboration in theater.

General, We Shrunk the Kits

June 3, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Nanotechnologies aim to streamline military gear and miniaturize equipment used by U.S. forces, under efforts by the U.S. Army Research Office Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.

All-Knowing Eye Closes In on Reality

May 27, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Seeing is believing, but when a special surveillance camera is doing the watching, it's also interpreting and reporting what it views-and learning from it-without human intervention.

Robots Up in Arms

May 20, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Three U.S. Army units are preparing to go to war with robots armed, for now, with nonlethal weapons.


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