February 2016


SIGNAL February 2016MARITIME TECHNOLOGY
Operating In the Arctic
    Technologies that function under extreme conditions could influence future Coast Guard tactics.

Nature’s Batteries—Just Add Water
    An NRL microbial fuel cell program could power whole networks of maritime sensors.

Cyber Earns Its Sea Legs
    A NATO-based research center balances funding for competing needs.

Challenges to Crewing the Future Fleet
    The U.S. Navy will need to train a different type of sailor for its new ships and operations.

VIEWPOINT
What We Have Is a Failure to Communicate
    Merging electronic warfare, cyber warfare and electromagnetic spectrum disciplines is needed to safeguard the nation.

CUTTING-EDGE WEAPONS
The Laser Force Awakens
    Beam technology transitions from science fiction to battlefield realms.

CHAMP Prepares For Future Fights
    Researchers try to determine the path for a system designed to knock out electronics.

CYBER
Military Security in the Age of the Internet of Things
    Despite looming threats, trusted communications offer a glimmer of assurance.

DISRUPTIVE BY DESIGN
Fighting the Cyber War

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
Sailing Through Rough Seas

AFCEA EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Copernicus Award: Recognizing the Best and Brightest of the Sea Services

INCOMING
Will Government and Industry Ever Get It Right?