February 2004

February 2004
By Ray Miller, Regional Vice President, Virginia Region

Being an AFCEAN for many years gives one a unique perspective on what makes AFCEA International so successful. As with any good organization, AFCEA comprises several elements that work well together. And, as for any organization that has continued to thrive over several decades, an examination of AFCEA’s successes should help pinpoint areas to make the association as a whole even stronger.

February 2004
By Capt. Jim Hickerson, USN (Ret.)

 

Adm. Walter F. Doran, USN, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses attendees at AFCEA's TechNet Asia-Pacific 2003 Conference and Exposition in Honolulu. 

Government, military and industry attack “the tyranny of distance.”

February 2004
By Adam Baddeley

 

Signature management technologies have been used to develop the Saab Warrior from its inception. While the combat attire will be worn in moderate temperatures, the equipment also must be able to withstand temperatures close to 50 degrees below zero in Sweden's Arctic North region.

February 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

Digital clones offer insight about attack and defense strategies.

Solutions to today’s information security challenges may reside in the virtual world. Modeling, simulation and evolutionary computational techniques offer organizations a way to observe how real hackers operate and attack systems. Because tireless computers are doing all the work, data can be gathered around the clock ready for analysts to examine and evaluate.

February 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

Operators in the public safety integration center, or PSIC, at SAIC assume key roles in homeland security threat scenario. The large screen can display maps or representations of a screen that would be viewed by a dispatch center. The smaller desktop monitors display situational information in both list and map graphic form.

February 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

The dominent feature of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services command center is a wall of 10 projection screens that can present any combination of 10 different information dislays or a single large image.

Facility consolidates information flows and expert access.

February 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

 

The U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), the combatant command responsible for homeland defense, has established a situational awareness room that is used in operations as well as exercises.

Joint event set to examine interagency information-sharing challenges.

February 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

 

IDART has three attach resource centers where team members can set up mock systems to demonstrate concepts for customers. 

Laboratory team goes on the offensive to improve defense.

February 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

Multistate program aims to develop peer-to-peer information sharing, situational awareness capability.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has launched an initiative to enhance interoperability between area command centers during an emergency. The effort will create a common communications architecture to enhance participating organizations’ situational awareness in a crisis.

February 2004
By Cheryl Lilie

 

Security personnel at large venues such as sporting events can search for terrorist suspects and identify suspicious individuals while roaming through crowds by accessing criminal databases via a personal digital assistant.

February 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

 

Initiative examines a common core technology

The desire to produce a truly joint radio for airborne, maritime and fixed station users has led two separate acquisition programs to merge. By combining their efforts, program managers hope to streamline the bidding and procurement process while creating more efficient equipment.