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Table of Contents

November 2011

BATTLESPACE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Software Drives Future Army Communications
Smaller is better for Signal Corps units and their equipment.
Moving to Mobile
The U.S. Defense Department considers centralizing control of mobile devices.
The Little Radio That Could
A manpack radio enables on-the-move data flow in Afghanistan.

COMMUNICATIONS
A Top-Secret Smartphone Could Become a Reality
The National Security Agency is evaluating potential secure mobile architectures.

SEMAPHORE SERIES: THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET
New Chips on the Block
These tiny technologies will influence what systems can accomplish in the years to come.

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Spinning a Wide Web for Digital Citizen Services 
The GSA extends the mandate to deliver information to the public digitally.
Maximizing Government Networks
Optimization means more than just monitoring dots.

VIEWPOINT
Two Barriers Block New Architecture
A successful Defense Department transition to platform-as-a-service computing will require adjusting both funds and mindsets.

BUSINESS PROFILE

Putting Satellites in Soldiers’ Hands
A veteran-led company designs satellite applications for mobile devices.

INTERNATIONAL
Parsing China’s Fourth Fleet
A host of paramilitary and civilian organizations populatevthis unofficial naval force.

EUROPEAN COUNTRY REPORT:
CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechs Balance Budget, Military Priorities
Funding cuts threaten military programs for the near future.
Modest Opportunity Gives Czech Republic Big Potential
A security-conscious government is shopping for the right tools.

ASSOCIATION FEATURES
ACT Is Driven by Change
AFCEA and Its Strategic Partners Support Each Other and the Military Community

PRESIDENT’S COMMENTARY
Weaving a Common Thread in Government Information Technology

INCOMING
In Contracting, a Desire for Efficiency Can Cloud Clarity