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MAY 2012

DISA
Defense Information Moves Toward a Common Ground
   The agency in charge aims for joint requirements to replace service standards.
Fostering Technology Transformation
   The DISA technology office focuses on mobility, cloud computing and information sharing
DISA Complements Services’ Acquisition Adjustments
   Spend less, deploy faster is the goal for technical advancement throughout the U.S. armed forces.

TECHNOLOGY
Origins of Technology Materials Gain Importance
Organizations await mandates that will affect how they track certain supplies following legislation aimed at reducing violence in Africa.

FUTURE WARFIGHTING
Military Counters Anti-Access Threats
   The U.S. Defense Department focuses on maintaining the freedom to operate wherever necessary, whenever necessary.
 Marines Go Back to the Amphibious Future
   With a technology refresh, the Corps is returning to its roots as a sea-to-land fighting force.
Robocopters Reduce Resupply Risk
    Future unmanned helicopters will replace deadly logistics convoys.

SPECIAL REPORT: EUROPEAN DEFENSE
Harmonizing  European Defense Efforts
    The continent tries to coordinate the development of complementary forces.
Eurocorps Seeks to Pioneer Coalition Interoperability
    The multinational command strives to lead joint operations into the future.

ENERGY
Partly Cloudy Forecast for Solar Energy at Bases
    Hurdles exist to harnessing the sun, but bright spots still can be found.

ASSOCIATION FEATURE
Doing More With Less

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
DISA Is a Laser Focused on Services for the Enterprise

INCOMING
The Efficiency of Defense Department Information Technology Spending