March 2016


SIGNAL March 2016AIR OPERATIONS
Air Force Cyber Faces Familiar Challenges
    The menace to the critical infrastructure mirrors the threat to combat air operations.

—Offense and Defense Define Air Force Cyber Work With Industry

Balancing Air Technology Needs Today and Tomorrow
    The air service's top scientist seeks to hasten the delivery of game- changing systems to warfighters.

Air Force Wants Its Innovation Gap Back
    An AFRL directorate strives to field better technology faster than foreign competitors.

VIEWPOINT
Growth of Real Threats Shifts Nation's Space Strategy
    The Air Force must rely more on forward- thinking commercial partners.

SENSORS
Arming Against Chem-Bio Attacks
    A unique chemical and biological detection system is set to protect South Korea.

PNT/GPS
Backing Up GPS
    A governance organization seeks to protect, toughen and augment the Global Positioning System.

Finding Your Way In Time
    Technologies provide PNT alternatives to GPS.

Industry Offers a Hybrid Approach to Military-Assured PNT
    With COTS technology, navigators are where they think they are.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Not Just Fun and Games
    "Serious" gaming produces training tools for military personnel to cheat death.

70 YEARS OF 'SIGNAL'
Signal Evolves From Enabler to Domain
    The digitization of the force has moved information systems from a supporting role to a co-star in the battlespace.

DISRUPTIVE BY DESIGN
Cybersecurity Challenges Present Opportunities for State and Local Fusion Centers

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
Air Operations Are at a Crucial Crossroads

ASSOCIATION FEATURE
AFCEA Hosts European Geoinformation Symposium and Exposition

AFCEA EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Electronics Recycling Helps Support STEM Grants Program

INCOMING
New Rules Are Needed for the Newest Domain