February 2008

February 2008

 

Imagine you have two cabinets in your kitchen. One is labeled “Poisons,” and the other is marked “Tasty Treats.” Okay, it’s a strange kitchen. On the counter below are two identical containers. They are identical in every way—same weight, same size and same appearance. Neither container is labeled. One of the containers is near the cabinet that says Poisons, the other is near the cabinet that says Tasty Treats. It might be a fair guess that the one near the Treats cabinet is just that—something good to eat. The other one must be for rattraps.

February 2008
By Kent R. Schneider

A number of you in government and industry have told us that AFCEA should provide smaller, more interactive forums focused on critical issues. We have listened and created a new series of events called Solutions. You should have begun to see some communications regarding these new events. I think the introduction of this new series of forums is such a critical milestone for AFCEA and such an opportunity for our membership that I should explain why this series of events is fundamentally different from anything we have done before.

February 2008
By Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF (Ret.)

February 2008
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The U.S. Air Force’s Modeling and Simulation Training Toolkit (AFMSTT) enables the service to train its personnel for a variety of missions. The toolkit recently was modified to support joint and interagency operations in U.S. airspace.
Simulation tool allows government agencies to practice keeping the skies safe.

February 2008
By Henry S. Kenyon

February 2008
By Rita Boland

February 2008
By Rita Boland

 
U.S. Air Force special operations crews use a variety of training devices, such as this C-130 simulator. Special operations forces aircrew and combat search and rescue aircrew are trained through the Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support II (ATARS II) program.
Aircraft simulation and instruction enable troops to hit the ground running immediately after graduation.

February 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. Coast Guard boat patrols Boston harbor. A port security system installed there for the Democratic National Convention in 2004 is a foundation for a broader harbor security system that connects databases and various sensors for real-time automatic alerts.
Fused data provides a clearer picture of potential seaborne threats.

February 2008
By Maryann Lawlor

 
The Web 2.0 world can be a confusing place because of conflicting definitions. However, most agree that it includes social networking capabilities as well as the means to gather specific information in a personalized manner.
New media and information-sharing capabilities pose both technical and business process challenges.

February 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. Army simulation features an unmanned aerial vehicle flying over Baghdad. The Army’s National Simulation Center (NSC) is producing new simulations to take the place of live training before soldiers deploy to Iraq.
Simulation experts move quickly to ensure accuracy for asymmetric warfare training.

February 2008
By Maryann Lawlor

February 2008
By Henry S. Kenyon

February 2008
By Henry S. Kenyon