June 2016


SIGNAL June 2016SECURING THE HOMELAND
Homegrown Violent Extremists Top Homeland Threat List
    Inspired by outside doctrines, domestic terrorists add to a broad range of security challenges.

DHS Navigates the World of Vehicular Digital Forensics
    Cars used by terrorists and other criminals yield information about their drivers.

Boosting Old-Fashioned Detective Work Digitally
    Drones and big data technology augment surveillance efforts.

INTELLIGENCE
The CIA Accelerates Innovation
    A new directorate focuses on digital technologies across the agency’s spectrum of operations and analysis.

CYBER SERIES
The Cyber Implications of Acquisition Speed: Part II
    Looking at the Army Common Operating Environment approach.

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Batteries May Be Dying and Dying and Dying
    Supercapacitors amp up as an alternative to powering everything from smartphones to laser weapons.

Remapping The Planet, 3 Words At a Time
    A British company develops a simple global addressing system.

No Bones About It
    A Kansas-based research center applies aerospace technology to regrow bone and create better splints.

VIEWPOINT
AFRICOM Endeavors to Build Communication Capabilities
    An annual symposium with African partners provides foundational lessons for interoperability.

NETWORKING
Hiding Comms in Plain Sight
    Mesh networking effects can conceal C2 efforts in congested littoral environments.

70 YEARS OF 'SIGNAL'
Signal Embraces Generational Changes
    People, training and technology move from analog to digital in the post-Vietnam world.

DISRUPTIVE BY DESIGN
Using Big Data to Decode Disasters

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
First and Foremost, Educate for Cyber

ASSOCIATION FEATURE
Government, Industry Must Embrace One Another to Fight Cyberthreats

AFCEA EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Copernicus Award

INCOMING
Developing Young Leaders