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Population Demographics May Threaten U.S. Security

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.

War Medicine Leads to Remarkable Breakthroughs

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.

Online Show Daily: DISA Mission Partner Conference

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.

Takai Stresses Need for Identity Management, Improved Efficiency

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. Despite arguments among members of a military chief information officer panel earlier in the day, Takai said she is glad the discussion came up because people need to understand that finding the right solution for identity management is difficult. The Army is scheduled to complete migration to enterprise email by March 2013 and Air Force migration will begin soon after. Neither the Navy nor the Marine Corps has plans to migrate. Takai has a similar attitude to mobile technology pilots currently underway in the services as she does to email migration. Instead of wanting to consolidate the 50 programs, she wants to encourage any development of capabilities. Her only concern is ensuring that the pilots don't result in the creation of separate infrastructures, resulting in the same interoperability issues common in current military communications technologies. Regardless of technologies tested, DISA has the responsibility to certify them for use on the network. The agency also is running its own mobile pilots. DISA additionally is exploring a single app store for the military where members of any service could come to find applications they need for their missions. Takai also addressed data center consolidation, saying that by the end of fiscal year 2012 the department will eliminate more than 100 data centers. The military services have individual budget goals for reducing their numbers.

CIOs Argue Enterprise Email

May 9, 2012
By Rita Boland

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

Economy Mandates Shift to Cloud

May 9, 2012
By Rita Boland

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

Online Show Daily: DISA Mission Partner Conference

May 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

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

The Past, Present and Future Network

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.

Roundtable with the DISA Director

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.

Most Cybersecurity Really Isn't

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.

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