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Introducing the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative

August 5, 2021
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
U.S. Cyber Command cyber warriors and a French cyber professional collaborate during a July 21 training exercise, Cyber Fort III, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. The Command, along with federal agencies such as the FBI, NSA, DOD and the Department of Justice, will be collaborating with the new Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative to broaden U.S. cyber defenses. Credit: U.S. Cyber Command/Josef Cole

The Department of Homeland Security’s CISA forms new cyber defense organization.

Army Aims to Avoid Orphan Robots on the Battlefield

August 4, 2021
By George I. Seffers
The Network Coverage Overlay can be used to maintain a communications link with robotic vehicles. Credit: U.S. Army CCDC C5ISR Center photo/Dan Lafontaine

Officials assessed the Network Coverage Overlay (NCO) during the recent Network Modernization Experiment at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.


Sponsored: Verifying Resilience Over Networks

July 30, 2021
By Frank Puranik

Communications is an integral part of any Army, Navy, Air or Space Force.

Intelligent Decision Making From the Beginning

July 29, 2021
By Julianne Simpson

Networking, competitions and academic outreach expand intelligence careers.

Disruptive by Design: Shoot the Moon

August 1, 2021
By Maj. Brian Kerg, USMC

Communicators can uniquely replicate the effects of satellite communications if they look to the past and once again use the Earth’s only organic satellite, the moon.

Commentary: The Army Can Lead Into the New Military Age if Given the Chance

August 1, 2021
By Lt. Gen. John R. (Bob) Wood, USA (Ret.)

Absent a strategic vision and refreshed or rewritten doctrine, the Army could find itself struggling to explain and defend its value in a rapidly changing strategic environment.

Army Simplifies and Unifies the Tactical Network

August 1, 2021
By George I. Seffers
The 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sky Soldiers) is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe. The unit is next to begin receiving technology designed to simplify tactical network operations. U.S. Army photo

The Army is developing three pilot technologies designed to simplify the planning and management of its tactical network.

Army Enlists Environment Into Its Mission

August 1, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
Two U.S. Army specialists join a Fijian Army sergeant in planting Dilo trees as part of a coastal and reef revitalization project in the Republic of Fiji. The U.S. Army works with local officials domestically and overseas in projects to support environmental concerns to avoid or repair damage.

Despite being equipped to lay waste to the countryside, the U.S. Army is cleaning up waste and practicing conservation as part of a broad effort of environmental measures.

Assessing Communications of Humans and Autonomous Systems

August 1, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Soldiers observe fired artillery rounds in an M109A6 Paladin howitzer at the Tan Tan Training Area, Morocco in June, during African Lion, U.S. Africa Command’s largest joint, annual exercise. As the Army works to design the portfolio of Next Generation Combat Vehicles (NGCV), scientists at the Army Research Laboratory are examining how to measure communication between soldiers and robotic systems, to improve human-autonomous teams that will fight together in the NGCV. Army Sgt. 1st Class R.J. Lannom

ARL researchers examine robot-human team interactions to support soldiers.

High Schoolers in Georgia to Benefit from New Intel Coursework

August 1, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
This fall, high school students in Georgia will have the opportunity to study the intelligence field, thanks to a course added by the state’s Department of Education. Reportedly the first of its kind in the nation, the class will give students a leg up in pursuing careers in intelligence, officials say. Shutterstock/Rawpixel

Starting this fall, high school students in the state of Georgia will have the unique opportunity to take an elective course in intelligence and national security studies.

The Importance of Bringing Video and Audio Distribution to your Network Weapons System: Sponsored Content

August 1, 2021
By Jessica Van Horn

Whether you’re reviewing data in a meeting space or actively engaged in a command-and-control center, your network must function as a “warfighting” platform in order to protect private information.

Achieving the Army's Data Imperatives at the Tactical Edge: Sponsored Content

August 1, 2021
By Kevin Keeney and Michael Young

As the largest and oldest service at the tactical terrestrial layer of the joint force, the Army has enduring data imperatives: speed, scale and resilience. Executed diligently, these imperatives facilitate an information advantage for ground forces in garrison and in theater.

Assured Cross-Domain Access Through Hardware-Based Security: Sponsored Content

August 1, 2021
By Shaun Waterman

The military services have wrestled for decades with the challenge of communicating and sharing data securely with each other, let alone with non-DoD partners and allies.

Meeting DoD's Data Challenges with a Federated Data Strategy: Sponsored Content

August 1, 2021
By Shaun Waterman

The military application of transformative technologies like AI and mixed reality relies on data the way conventional military power relies on ammunition.

Achieving Decision Dominance by Empowering the Tactical Edge: Sponsored Content

August 1, 2021
By Shaun Waterman

In modern warfare, against near-peer adversaries, victory will no longer be guaranteed by strength of arms alone.

Leveraging Software Emulation to Root Out Hackers: Sponsored Content

August 1, 2021
By Henry S. Kenyon

Cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the United States across all sectors of government and commercial industry, from the battlefield to the factory floor, requiring a strong, holistic approach to cyber defense through active monitoring and modeling techniques.

Ciena Teacher Grant in Action

August 1, 2021

The AFCEA Educational Foundation was thrilled to receive photos highlighting how Melissa Blair Tracy, Odyssey Charter School, Wilmington, Delaware, used her Ciena Teacher Grant to promote STEM learning.

The Zero Trust Approach To Information Security For The Mobile Workforce: Sponsored Content

August 1, 2021
By Danelle Barrett and Jeremy Grant

A Zero Trust approach is imperative in a world where data and users are not co-located within the same perimeter, as indicated by the May 12 White House Executive Order #14028.

On Point: Q&A With Srini Iyer

August 1, 2021

Srini Iyer is the chief technology officer and head of ManTech’s Innovation & Capabilities Office.

Q. How can the military secure data at the edge to ensure reliability?

NGA Targets More Mature Prototypes

July 27, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new Moonshot Labs facility is a key component in growing greater cooperation between the private sector and government, and leveraging the competitive advantages that combination will bring, according to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines, who was on-hand for the facility’s July 23 opening.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new Moonshot Labs is designed to bring in emerging technologies and software advancements.