Cover Story

February 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The U.S. Cyber Command is taking the point in protecting military networks—including active defense—in cyberspace.

What needs protecting is changing almost as quickly as what it needs protection from.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola, ITN, chairman of the NATO Military Committee (l), meets with Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan chief of Army Staff, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Atlantic alliance is striving to be more of a global organization that works with other nations and international groups to maintain security and reduce the threat of conflict.

September 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Finnish and German personnel check communications system configurations during exercise Combined Endeavor 2007. Finland is building a new military command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) infrastructure as it increases its participation in multinational operations.
An incremental pace hides dramatic changes.

September 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Swedish army vehicles move in a multinational convoy in the Mazar-e Sharif region of Afghanistan. In a shift from longtime policy, Swedish military forces are taking an active role in multinational operations far away from their homeland.
Generations of domestic defense give way to an out-of-area focus.

June 2007
By Clarence A. Robinson Jr.

June 2007
By Clarence A. Robinson Jr.

April 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
U.S. Navy operations specialists monitor radar in the combat information center aboard the USS Bataan. New technologies that improve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance are part of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA’s) prescription for better intelligence in the Global War on Terrorism.
The war on terrorism and the community reorganization generate a controlled upheaval.

June 2006
By Clarence A. Robinson Jr.