Event Coverage

May 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

Dr. Pradeep Sindhu, vice chairman, chief technology officer and founder of Juniper Networks, tells the audience at the 2012 DISA Mission Partnership Conference about how the network has changed and what the future holds.

May 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr., USAF, director of DISA, talks about satellite communications, the Future Mission Network, the future of military mobile and more.

May 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

Botnet attacks are on the rise in recent weeks, and more devices with no protection will be coming online soon.

May 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr., USAF, director of DISA, wasted no time at the 2012 Mission Partnership Conference before telling attendees what keeps him up at night.

March 29, 2012
By George Seffers

When the hacker activist group Anonymous broke into Booz Allen Hamilton's networks and stole thousands of email addresses, the company was embarrassed, and that's exactly what Anonymous wanted, said Joseph Mahaffee, the company's chief information officer.

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Panelists at TechNet Land Forces Southwest offered ideas for attracting, training and retaining cyber warriors. Ideas included bringing more women into cyber, simplifying the process for current soldiers who want to transition, and increasing opportunities for career and leadership development.

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

One of the most critical pieces of the U.S. Army's Baseline Information Technology Services (ABITS) effort is measuring data, including customer satisfaction data, said Brig. Gen. Frederick Henry, USA, deputy commanding general of the service's Network Enterprise Technology Command. Gen. Henry made the remarks while addressing the audience at TechNet Land Forces Southwest 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Army's mandatory report to Congress on the migration to the Defense Information Systems Agency's Enterprise Email could be approved by the secretary of the Army any day now.

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

In the intelligence business, it's common for people to think everything is all about the data, when really it's about getting the data to the warfighter, said Phillip Chudoba, assistant director of intelligence for the U.S. Marine Corps.

March 1, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor

Government may have been in the slow lane to accept social media as a viable conduit for sharing information, but agencies are now coordinating their efforts to ensure messages going out to the public can be trusted. Members of a panel discussing its uses at the AFCEA International Homeland Security Conference said the technologies that facilitate ubiquitous communications among the public are merely another change in generations of changes.

February 29, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor

Amazing anecdotes kept the audience entertained during the lunch session at the AFCEA International Homeland Security Conference. The experts were speaking about a serious subject: cyberwar. But the stories about their hands-on experience in learning how to fight cyberwars, how they've fought cyberthreats and what they believe is needed to prepare future cyberwarriors kept conference attendees enthralled.

February 29, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor

In a time when government agencies and industry must tighten their belts, it may be a cloak that saves the security day. AFCEA International Homeland Security Conference, panelist Tim Kelleher, vice president of professional services, BlackRidge Technology, shared details about his company's approach to stopping cybermarauders in their recon tracks.

February 28, 2012
By Maryann Lawlor

Although not claiming victory, the DHS has made some serious headway in improving cybersecurity, according to panelists discussing the topic at the DHS 2012 Information Technology Industry Day in Washington, D.C. Experts said the threats have not disappeared but rather have changed, and various DHS agencies have been learning how to better handle them.

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

If the two Pacific powers do not hang together, they will hang each other separately.

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Navy will be at the center of future military operations as conflicts emerge across the globe, says the department undersecretary.

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

While potential enemies gear up to attack the U.S. military in cyberspace, additional massive budget cuts mandated by the federal government may have as devastating an effect on the force.

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Shipyards must apply old and new lessons to give the Navy what it needs and can afford.

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Despite looming budget cuts, the ability to provide information to the individuals conducting operations is a priority for the PEOC4I, said a program representative at the SPAWAR theatre during West 2012.

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The national security strength of the United States is inexorably linked to its fiscal health, according to a high ranking member of the Joint Staff. Accordingly, the Defense Department must do its part in nationwide belt-tightening.

November 3, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman

Airpower dominated the 20th century, but cyberpower will dominate the 21st century. Change is outstripping conventional patterns as technologies race capabilities.

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