January 2009

January 2009

  1. I will always be vigilant about my hardware, data and network access, even among fellow soldiers and coworkers, because stuff happens.

  1. I will stop putting the firewall in the safe at night because it works a lot better when left hooked to the system.

  1. I will implement all IAVAs in a timely manner because the word vulnerability is in IAVA for a reason.

January 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Lt. Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, USAF, deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, cites the need for greater understanding of networks in his keynote address at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2008.
Almost any potential issue with networking or interoperability emerges in the vast area.

January 2009
By Christopher J. Dorobek

 
An opportunity has emerged to change the government status quo.

January 2009
By Rita Boland

 
Keynote speaker Vice Adm. Emil Lyutskanov, BU N, first deputy chief
of the general staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces (l), addresses the audience at TechNet Europe 2008 as AFCEA Europe General Manager Cmdre. Robert Howell, RN (Ret.), listens.
NATO members and others mingle to put forth ideas on partnering and removing barriers to collaboration.

January 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The Joint Live Experiment on Network Enabled Capabilities demonstrated data interoperability between NATO and Swedish military and civilian organizations. The event simulated a national-level event that required information sharing in real time.
Multinational effort focuses on information sharing between civilian and military agencies.

January 2009
By Michael A. Robinson

The main pump for the economy is not being primed.

The credit crunch that has defined the financial meltdown threatens to derail small business activity in the United States. Many small firms rely on credit for everyday operations because they lack the liquidity to fund their business activities. And, potential startups may remain stillborn as entrepreneurs find it increasingly difficult to obtain necessary seed money.

January 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

January 2009
By Kent R. Schneider

January 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. vehicle patrols a stretch of border fence in Arizona where a border patrol official was killed by drug traffickers. The Department of Homeland Security is wary of the indiscriminate violence plaguing Mexican civilians spilling over into the United States.
Malefactors expand into new challenges and venues.

January 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

January 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The STAR-TIDES research group collaborates with a number of companies, such as the manufacturers
of this inflatable satellite dish,
to provide low-cost solutions
to support government and nongovernment disaster relief organizations.
Open-source technology and techniques open new avenues for aid organizations.