The U.S. Army has unveiled to the public a new robot that aids troops in their fight against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Intended to attach to more than 8,000 other robotic assets already deployed in the field, Tanglefoot employs simple tools to clear routes that military members must traverse. Developers of this new machine believe its capabilities will help save lives by improving the security of roadways and by keeping soldiers away from explosives during the detection and disarming processes.
Once of the most distinguishing characteristics of cyber warfare is that it is not fought on land, at sea or in the air. Cyber space is not an operational theatre that any military branch or relevant agency can lay claim to dominating. The necessities and challenges of defending the nation in the Information Age require a team approach. They also demand the ongoing sharing of ideas, best business practices and lessons learned.
Multinational military leaders employ newest video technology to plan missions and boost service members’ morale.
NATO’s telepresence trial linking Europe with Kabul provided an immersive, face-to-face virtual meeting capability for command staff.
Each year we conduct a membership satisfaction survey so you can give us direct feedback on what is important to you and how well we are delivering on those areas of importance. More than 1,500 of you responded to the survey this year. These survey results, which I outline below, will help guide us in improving our association and its service to you.
President Obama’s new chief performance officer must deal with government management.
Attacks in cyberspace may be prelude to future conventional conflicts.
A U.S. Air Force hot bench team at the Global Cyberspace Integration Center examines software and information systems for potential problems before they are delivered to warfighters. Cyberspace could be the first line of offense in future warfare.
Investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes are diverse and fluid fields.
Networking multimodal nodes increases battlefield awareness and operational options.
Training for the placement of unattended ground sensors (UGSs) takes place at Fort Bliss, Texas. Tactical and urban UGSs are both part of Future Combat Systems (FCS) equipment and are scheduled to be fielded to infantry soldiers by 2011.
Geolocation software allows pictures to show location, time, other information.
FoxView resides on rugged digital cameras such as this Ricoh 500SE-M tactical digital camera. The software tags photos with location data from the camera’s internal GPS unit and other data such as azimuth and information about the unit taking the image.
High-power hardware is part of a bigger effort to take capabilities usually stored in entire buildings and condense them into a suitcase.
The wearable supercomputer has the computing power of six to 12 standard desktop computers, but is less than six inches long and weighs one pound.