April 2008

April 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Gen. Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses the broad-based approach that is needed to fight terrorism at West 2008.
Adversaries are finding common ground in purpose and tactics.

April 2008
By Kent R. Schneider

Wireless connectivity is everywhere and is becoming a more important part of our personal and professional lives.

In the personal domain, Wi-Fi and WiMAX coverage has grown dramatically, and the number of devices to use this wideband coverage has grown even faster. Third-generation (3G) and fourth-generation (4G) cellular technologies have become even more pervasive, and the functionality of new cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) is truly impressive, empowering road warriors like never before.

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

April 2008
By Michael A. Robinson

 
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne on patrol in Iraq are equipped with a Harris AN/PRC-152(C) radio. The company currently has a backlog of $1 billion
in orders for its tactical radios. 
Tactical Radio Supplier Adds New Defense Electronics Contracts

April 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Satellite dishes are lined up for testing at Fort Lewis, Washington. The U.S. Army’s 51st Expeditionary Signal Battalion is training on new networking equipment before it ships out to Iraq later this year.
New capabilities mean new training challenges.

April 2008
By Diana Raschke

It will take mission over mechanism to function against today’s adversaries.

The U.S. intelligence community must centralize both collection and analysis to most effectively leverage technical and analytic expertise. Restructuring the intelligence community as a technical core of collection capabilities, surrounded by an analytic corps organized by areas of responsibility, would improve efficiency, depth and transparency of intelligence analysis.

April 2008
By Maryann Lawlor

April 2008
By Rita Boland

 
A U.S. Army staff sergeant fingerprints an Iraqi policeman prior to entering his information into a database in the police station. Biometrics information such as fingerprints allows U.S. forces to positively identify people through unique personal characteristics.
New technologies link tools and personnel to find enemies through one-of-a-kind modalities.

April 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
This map of global Internet flow from 2005 shows the high degree of traffic that passes through the United States. This places the country at “ground zero” for Internet traffic, DNI Mike McConnell points out.
The devil you don’t know is the top concern for national security.

April 2008
By Henry S. Kenyon

April 2008
By Rita Boland

April 2008
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The goal of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) program is to provide warfighters with enhanced radio communications and jam-resistant navigation systems.
Chip-scale time keepers offer accurate frequency location, lower power requirements for messaging, detection and navigation equipment.