October 2004

October 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

 

The Thales Battlespace Transformation Center, known as the Battlelab, is a virtual entity that combines the company’s research and analysis facilities to develop new programs. Its advanced modeling and simulation capability allows customers, such as the French army, to test new technologies and operational concepts like these prototype network-centric combat vehicles.

October 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Trusted Workstation (DTW) program is designed to improve intelligence analysts' workflow by allowing them to access multiple secure networks from their desktops. 
Server-based technology folds multiple secure networks into single architecture.

October 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

 

Lt. Cmdr. William Garren, USN, director, 2nd Fleet/Striking Fleet Atlantic joint operations center, briefs watch standers in the joint operations center onboard the USS Mount Whitney. The ship acted as the 2nd Fleet/Striking Fleet flagship during COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE EXERCISE (CJTFEX) 04-2.

October 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

October 2004
By Brig. Gen. John R. Thomas, USMC, Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Marine Corps

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

October 2004
By Cheryl Lilie

 
The Joint Protection Enterprise Network (JPEN) allows gate officers to document suspicious or repetitive activity such as a vehicle that has been denied base entry. Once the information is entered, personnel at nearby bases can be notified immediately to be on the lookout for the same vehicle.
Web-based network provides situational awareness across military installations.

October 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

A helicopter designed by developers of the online game America’s Army demonstrates the level of simulation fidelity possible using current technologies. Massively multiplayer online games such as this one may be the future of military simulation.

Dispersal rather than consolidation will guide advanced defense modeling and training.

October 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A soldier in the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division stands security from a rooftop in Iraq during an operation designed to gather intelligence. The Army is accelerating the implementation of intelligence techniques and technologies based on input from Afghanistan and Iraq.
What worked well works better when distributed among the entire force.

October 2004
By Henry S. Kenyon

October 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
The U.S. Northern Command’s (NORTHCOM’s) situational awareness room monitors a range of conditions across the United States. The command must incorporate threat intelligence from overseas combatant commands with reports on domestic concerns such as natural disasters to carry out its homeland missions.
Intelligence, information sharing require different approaches.

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

Many of us who live inside the Washington, D.C., beltway are considering the ramifications of the 9/11 Commission Report. Foremost among the commission’s recommendations is the establishment of a director of national intelligence, or DNI. Experts are split on whether this new position would help eliminate intelligence shortcomings and increase efficiency, or whether it would impart lasting damage on the intelligence community when our nation is faced with a deadly menace.