September 2004

September 2004
By Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle, USA, Chief Information Officer/G-6, U.S. Army

Which emerging technology will have the biggest impact on your organization in the future?

September 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

Command and control technology links variety of sensors, weapons.

Constant upgrades have readied an advanced Turkish air defense system for foreign sales. Developed as Turkey’s first fully digital command and control architecture, the technology interfaces with a variety of sensor and weapons platforms to provide operators with a real-time picture of the battlespace. The system can direct low-, medium- and high-level anti-aircraft systems as part of a layered defense network.

September 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

September 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

September 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Office of Naval Research personnel use the Integrated Secure Encryption Console, developed by CritiCom, to converse with senior advisers involved in military operations. A large sign mounted above the equipment displays “secure” versus “nonsecure” when a videoconferencing session is in a classified mode.
Agencies flip the switch on secure videoconferencing.

September 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
NetC4I software is a prototype system designed to connect legacy systems in an information-sharing network. Developed by Saab Systems as part of an initiative to field an operational network-centric capability, NetC4I is being used to test and evaluate new technologies and concepts.
Internet-based software serves as a template for next-generation command and control networks.

September 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

September 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

September 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

September 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

September 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

September 2004
By Vice Adm. Herbert A. Browne, USN (Ret.)

One year ago, I discussed the role that AFCEA International can play in supporting interoperability among coalition forces. Until recently, that interoperability drive largely has focused on ensuring that vital equipment is built to the same standards on both sides of the Atlantic. The primary hurdle to be overcome was incompatibility among different nations’ information systems, and building new systems along the lines of common standards helped us move toward built-in interoperability.

September 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Polish armed forces engage in military exercises in Poland. The NATO nation is grappling with the challenge of upgrading its military while fulfilling international commitments overseas. 
The new NATO stalwart transforms on the run.

September 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Apache helicopters from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) land at a remote airstrip. The division is one of the first to undergo an Army-wide transformation into a modular force.
The U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division will take a different approach to its next rendezvous with destiny.

September 2004
By Maryann Lawlor