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Events For You

DC Chapter Kickoff Networking/Recruitment Event - 08/20/2014
Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille, Arlington, VA [Read More]

Joint Warfighter IT Day - 09/04/2014
Sheraton Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA [Read More]

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News Briefs

Nearly 70 Percent of Critical Infrastructure Providers' Information Systems Have Been Breached in Past Year

Only 6 percent of power and water companies say they provide cybersecurity training to all employees. [Read more...]

Inertial Navigation System Global Market Predicted to Hit $4.63 Billion

The inertial navigation system market size is estimated to be $2.75 billion in 2014 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.98 percent to reach $4.63 billion by 2019. [Read more...]

New IED Detection Technology Transferred to U.S. Army

The U.S. Army now has a modified radar system that can detect roadside bombs, day or night and in any weather, from unmanned aerial vehicles. [Read more...]

DARPA Seeks Improvements to VTOL Aircraft

Four companies have been tapped to design the next generation of vertical take-off and landing aircraft for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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SIGNAL Online Features

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Army, Navy Hardware Influence Air Force Satellite Links

When the U.S. Air Force needed a new secure satellite communications system, one company was able to show up at the starting line with an 80 percent solution based on an existing product line serving the Army and the Navy. [Read more...]

CERDEC Supports U.S. Army Effort to Modernize Crypto Devices

A U.S. Army team is modernizing legacy cryptographic equipment at bases around the world to safeguard military information shared on already overhauled tactical networks. [Read more...]

FAA Approves First Unmanned Quadrotor

The Federal Aviation Administration recently gave approval to an energy company for the Instant Eye small unmanned aerial system, which will conduct research, development and training to see if the system is practical for inspecting infrastructure. [Read more...]



This Month in SIGNAL Magazine

Want an inside look at the July issue of SIGNAL Magazine? Watch our preview video for a glimpse of the articles, covering Disruptive Technologies and Spectrum Management.

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Defense Strives to Find Breakthrough Technological Advantages

Officials across the U.S. Defense Department are pushing to identify and develop the disruptive technologies that will offer orders-of-magnitude advantages on the battlefield. [Read more...]

Defense Spectrum Community Aims for National Strategy

U.S. Defense Department officials intend to complete a departmentwide spectrum strategy road map this month, which will make more frequencies available to warfighters, provide greater flexibility and ultimately allow warfighters to conduct their missions more effectively. [Read more...]

Counterterrorism Partnerships Push Art of Possible

The organization largely responsible for introducing robots on the battlefield now plans to field a miniaturized ground robot, a small unmanned aircraft, a Special Forces robotic exoskeleton and a host of other advanced technologies in an effort to combat terrorism around the world. [Read more...]




The Bottom Line

After the Storm: Calm or Paralysis?

The 2013 U.S. Defense Department's budget woes have been called "the perfect storm," but it's time to come out of the storm cellar. [Read more...]


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