A Marine participates in a field training exercise in Lithuania. NATO researchers are investigating potential military applications for Internet of Things technologies, including the possibility of increased situational awareness at the individual warfighter level.
The first proof-of-concept demonstration in NATO’s Internet of Things study, now underway, will be in Oulu, Finland, which already has smart city technologies in place.

NATO Studying Military IoT Applications

March 1, 2017
By George I. Seffers
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Several nations are studying the potential military benefits of Internet of Things technologies, including a variety of inexpensive commercial sensors and smart city capabilities. Their investigation likely will include three proof-of-concept demonstrations, the first of which is planned for May in Finland.

The New Normal of Breaches

March 1, 2017
By Sandra Jontz
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The trend of high-profile distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks marks the beginning of what is shaping up to be the new normal of breaches brought to us courtesy of easily exploited Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

A Door Opens for Acquisition Reform

March 1, 2017
By James P. Craft

The arrival of a new president representing a different political party presents a host of opportunities for reforming the defense acquisition process, particularly as it relates to cyber.

After receiving coordinates on the Nett Warrior system, U.S. soldiers from the 35th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, prepare to move out during a Network Integration Evaluation exercise.
U.S. paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division participate in the Joint Operational Access Exercise in 2013, designed to enhance cohesiveness between U.S. Army, Air Force and allied personnel and to practice large-scale heavy equipment and troop movement operations.

U.S. Army Has Some New Mojo

March 1, 2017
By Maj. (P) Martin Schmidt, USA

Commanders and staff always are seeking the “next best” solution to attain supremacy over adversaries in the pivotal domains of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or C5ISR.

Incoming: Cutting the Gordian Knot of Privacy

March 1, 2017
By Maj. Gen. Earl D. Matthews, USAF (Ret.)

I feel a sense of disappointment as I think about how much the cyberspace landscape has changed over the last 40-plus years and how little our nation’s privacy laws have done to keep up with this digital transformation.