January 2008

January 2008


It seems so innocent, downloading a game or other entertainment to pass the time during a tedious or stressful deployment. Yet, some of the dangerous cyber-critters that hitch a ride on many of those “fun” downloads make the fleas your dog brought home last summer seem like a welcome addition to the household.

January 2008
By Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF

January 2008
By Maryann Lawlor

January 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Lt. Gen Daniel P. Leaf, USAF, deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, describes Asia-Pacific challenges amid the Global War on Terrorism to the audience at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2007.
Multilevel security, seamless interoperability top wish lists.

“We are at war.”        

January 2008
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
Key U.S. Defense Department command and control and logistics applications are vulnerable to new types of cyberspace attacks. The U.S. Air Force’s Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence (ASACE) seeks to assess mission-critical applications for vulnerabilities and to correct them when they are detected.
New center seeks to shield vital military applications from evolving threats.

January 2008
By Kent R. Schneider

As AFCEA enters its 62nd year, I am pleased to report that the association has never had a stronger program of services nor been sounder financially. We have been listening to our stakeholders and are responding with a new set of offerings that will be important to every member.

January 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. Air Force Delta II booster launches the newest global positioning system (GPS) satellite into orbit. With the military and the private sector placing greater reliance on satellites for daily operations, the Air Force Space Command is increasing its emphasis on protecting space-based assets.
Air Force command moves to ensure continuity amid varied challenges.

January 2008
By Col. Alan D. Campen, USAF (Ret.)

“One if by land, and two if by sea,” but what if by cyberspace?

Having long relied upon military prowess and diplomatic skills to project and protect its interests on the seas, on land and in aerospace, the United States now is in conflict with stateless entities seeking hearts and minds, not land or treasure. It is a global contest of words and images, waged on a battlefield called cyberspace where rules of engagement that govern traditional conflict don’t apply and plans for a multiagency effort to protect the information infrastructure have not yet been adopted. 

January 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, radio other friendly forces during a search mission in Iraq. Experiences gleaned in Iraq and Afghanistan are changing the road map for U.S. Army communications.
The messenger is the message as course changes loom.