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AUGUST 2012

CYBERSECURITY
Securing Military Devices
    The U.S. Defense Department is advancing computer protection while extending safeguards to smartphones.
WildCAT Prowls for Wireless Predators
   A cybersecurity technology with multiple agency support prepares for fielding.
International Cooperation Critical to Cyber Mission
    The United States pushes for partners in the cyber realm.
New Model Sparks Safeguards to the Grid
   Government teams with the electric industry to short-circuit cyber attacks.

COMMUNICATIONS
Air Force Seeks Solution for Satellite Radio Costs, Delays
   To revamp space-based communications, the service opens competition and spurs industry action.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Medicine Joins Disaster Response
    A research center aims to shore up national security and control pandemics by improving the exchange of health care data.
Solar Storms Test Earthbound Preparedness
   Scientists, researchers and military organizations step up observations of the sun ahead of the solar max season.

MILITARY
Wireless System Tackles Tracking Challenge
    A multipurpose no-wire solution provides Marines with real-time asset location tracking.

BUSINESS PROFILE
Aerospace Giant Beefs Up Defense Business With Mergers, Huge Contract Wins
    Military budget cuts to not deter a longtime aircraft builder.

INTERNATIONAL
Brazil Develops Satellite Communications Road Map
   The rising South American power is planning new launches to complement existing systems.

VIEWPOINT
Communications Electronics Can Be a Strategic Offensive Weapon
Asymmetrical warfare can be waged effectively with simple technology assets.

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
A Taste of Reality Puts the Focus on Critical Infrastructure

SPECIAL COMMENTARY
A Message From the Chairman

INCOMING
Old Defense Department Silos Must Be Swept Out