April 2007

April 2007
By Robert Ducote and Penney Myer

 
The box and attached dome near the front of this Pakistani ship is a flyaway kit, which provides basic coalition network and voice connectivity.
Multinational partnerships depend on responsive information flow and quickly deployable secure infrastructures.

April 2007
By Beverly P. Mowery

Focus must go beyond the deadline and look to future capabilities.

The transition to Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) is not about the protocol but what that protocol will enable. The first step is to have a core backbone in place, and from there, “things start getting exciting and interesting,” relates Dr. John W. McManus, deputy chief information officer and chief technology officer, U.S. Commerce Department.

April 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman and Beverly P. Mowery

April 2007
By Cmdr. Gregory E. Glaros, USN (Ret.)

Information architectures are needed for all platforms.

April 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
Sandia National Laboratories researcher Todd Lane withdraws a sample for analysis from a large culture of microalgae used to produce biodiesel.
Common aquatic plants offer economies of scale without affecting competition for food, land resources.

April 2007
By Rita Boland

 
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is using managed services for various network storage, server and other needs. The contracts save the military money on unused capacity and allow it to scale up more quickly to meet emerging requirements.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is transitioning to more flexible contracts to improve user services.

April 2007
By Rita Boland

 
Four chemical attack “victims” are helped to the triage area by Alexandria, Virginia, firefighters during a training exercise at the Pentagon. A proposal being presented to the federal government aims to allocate specific spectrum to first responders in an effort to improve interoperability.
Revolutionary plan would have private companies pay for and build public network, but time is short.

April 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

April 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. Army soldier aims a satellite communications antenna during a counterinsurgency operation near Malhah in Kirkuk province, Iraq. Supporting warfighting operations in Southwest Asia is the top priority for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
Architectures and Internet protocols meld communications, computing.

April 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Members of a joint U.S. Navy and Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal team destroy an improvised explosive device near Forward Operating Base Hit in Iraq. The countermeasure devices the military deploys are radio frequency based and can cause unwanted interference with other systems.
Revised processes aim at sorting out competing priorities.

April 2007
By Rita Boland

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.

April 2007
By Maryann Lawlor