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Upcoming in SIGNAL: May 2014

Focus: Cloud Forecast

The cloud looms large over information sharing, and its influence is growing. More individuals and organizations are moving to the cloud every day, and their migration is changing its nature. Only now are experts beginning to get their arms around its potential, and new capabilities and applications are emerging from its use. Ultimately, the cloud may have as great an impact on the information age as the mobile communications that have enabled it. SIGNAL’s May 2014 issue looks at the cloud from afar and from within.
  • Analysts foresee a bright future for cloud computing.
  • Advances in cloud robotics could soon lead to widespread use of robots in military, health care and household applications.
  • A new cloud training program designed to produce optimal human performance is being integrated into the Joint Combat Support Element (JCSE).

Focus: Air Force C4ISR

U.S. military aviation has achieved unchallenged supremacy in all forms of air combat and support. But, new challenges continue to arise and new missions continue to emerge. The U.S. Air Force, always atop the technology pyramid, is striving to meet its challenges by continuing to advance the state of the art in air combat. One way the Air Force is meeting its requirements is to upgrade its command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR). SIGNAL Magazine’s May 2014 issue looks at how the Air Force is reshaping these technologies to stay ahead of adversaries as well as the innovation curve:
  • The commander of the U.S. Air Force ISR Agency outlines the goals, challenges and changes facing his organization and overall Air Force ISR.
  • The U.S. Air Force is working to add automated services and enhanced cybersecurity to its Air Operations Center Weapon System.
  • Air Force information technology aims to lead the way ahead for future command, control, communications and computer systems.
  • The U.S. Air Force is developing new command and control satellite terminals for the nuclear bomber mission.
The May 2014 issue of SIGNAL includes more content covering traditional and new areas of interest:
  • Three government and military leaders outline the future for the Joint Information Environment (JIE). 
  • The CENTCOM J-6 discusses his changes and the challenges the next J-6 will face.
  • Part one of a two-part report outlines China’s aggressive activities in the South China Sea.