Event Coverage

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (l), and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), ranking member of the committee, discuss intelligence oversight issues at the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence and National Security Summit 2014.

The U.S. intelligence community must innovate and expand its capabilities menu just as critics are calling for greater oversight on its operations.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
James R. Clapper, director of national intelligence, gives the opening plenary address at the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence and National Security Summit 2014.

When the going gets tough, the intelligence community gets rough treatment by friends and foe alike.

September 9, 2014
George I. Seffers

All too often, the topic of cyber presents a negative view of vulnerabilities and attacks, but cyber has a positive role to play in national defense, said Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, USA, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command, speaking as a keynote at AFCEA TechNet Augusta.

May 30, 2013
By Henry S. Kenyon

The U.S. Navy is establishing new teams to run cyber operations and help defend Defense Department networks as a service extension of U.S. Cyber Command. These teams are part of a centralized defensive and offensive cyber capability that is beginning to take shape within the Defense Department, said Kevin Cooley, command information officer for the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet.

May 30, 2013
By Henry S. Kenyon

The U.S. Marine Corps is at the heart of the Defense Department’s efforts to get the Joint Information Environment (JIE) up and running. Although the department has been working to create the secure network operating environment for several years, frustration has risen about a lack of progress, explained Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Nally, USMC, the Marine Corps director for command, control, communications and computers (C4) and chief information officer.

September 1, 2012
By Rita Boland

Concerns about the effects of the looming loss of almost $500 billion from the U.S. defense budget dominated discussions at TechNet Land Forces–South in Tampa, Florida, in July. As government and industry prepare to focus harder on efficiencies in the face of tighter fiscal constraints, many participants also extolled the need for better communications between the two groups.

August 16, 2012
By Max Cacas

At a time when more and more computers are interconnected across the globe and more and more people are trying to exploit their vulnerabilities, the U.S. Army is shifting to meet the cybersecurity challenge.

August 16, 2012
By Max Cacas

Using resources available on the global network, three developers raced the clock to create solutions to a security problem as part of the third PlugFest competition. The winners were announced Thursday during the final day of TechNet Land Forces East in Baltimore.

August 15, 2012
By Max Cacas

Along with all the other tools at their disposal, Marine commanders now have complete cyber resources as part of the traditional Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) operational doctrine, said Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, USMC, deputy commandant for combat development and integration and commanding general of the Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, U.S. Marine Corps.

August 14, 2012
By Max Cacas

What concerns Gen. Keith Alexander, USA, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, and speaking today at TechNet Land Forces East in Baltimore, is that the people under his command are "not trained to a standard needed to protect our systems."

August 14, 2012
By Max Cacas

Maryland is home to key cybersecurity agencies, such as the United States Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, and the Baltimore Convention Center provides a fitting venue for the nearly 4,000 attendees of the TechNet Land Forces East conference, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) said prior to the event's opening luncheon.

May 17, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Implementing a new strategic doctrine will require a new way of doing business. The Air-Sea Battle offers more than just battlespace changes.

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Quality starts at the top if the military is to attract and retain good people. Leaders must create the right atmosphere and

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Not only are the global have-nots younger and more likely to act abruptly, the U.S. population is older and is less inclined to support defense spending and education. These two trends may converge, to the United States' detriment.

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The horrors of war are creating miracles in the laboratory. Scientists are making breakthrough advances in prosthetics and in restoring lost senses to wounded veterans.

May 10, 2012
By Rita Boland

Bring your own device policies and information technologies efficiencies were big topics during the final day of the 2012 Defense Information Systems Agency Mission Partner Conference.

May 9, 2012
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Defense Department must move to a single identity management system, the department's chief information officer said today at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Mission Partner Conference. Teri Takai stated that enterprise email is a driver of that system but acknowledged that the bigger concern is the identity management rather than whether all the military services embrace the email migration.

May 9, 2012
By Rita Boland

Enterprise email migration is a topic of strong disagreements among technology leaders in the U.S. Defense Department.

May 9, 2012
By Rita Boland

Economic winds are causing clouds to shift, or at least requiring organizations to shift their data to them.

May 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

On the show's first day, everyone had their heads in the cloud.

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