April 2009

April 2009
Reporting by Maryann Lawlor and Beverly P. Mowery. Compiled by Henry S. Kenyon

April 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

 

The Remote Operations Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) 5 handheld unit allows troops to access video imagery directly from airborne reconnaissance platforms. Developed by L-3 Communications, the ROVER 5 also enables soldiers to mark targets on a digital map display or video image and transmit the data back to pilots overhead.

April 2009
By Kent R. Schneider

We all know the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as the keeper of enterprise networks for the defense community. We know DISA as the agency cognizant of many of the U.S. Defense Department’s key joint enterprise applications. But we also know that in recent years, DISA’s role in network centricity has grown.

April 2009
By Christopher J. Dorobek

 
A new book could help change the way agencies think.

Imagine your world without Google?

April 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, USN, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, gives the kickoff address at West 2009.
Enemies are ubiquitous, spending is not, in this new age.

April 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

April 2009
By Christopher Zinner

A specific approach is needed for effectiveness, high performance.

As the intelligence community looks to a future in which better intelligence decisions emerge from smarter use of available but limited resources, human capital must take center stage. Including culture, values, education and lifelong learning will provide the right ingredients to evolve the intelligence community to the next level of a learning organization—and to achieve high performance for the missions it supports.

April 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

April 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Soldiers radio in their location and enemy contact results during a search for a sniper in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. Because the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is delivering more services to the tactical edge, the agency must consider the distinct requirements of warfighters in the field.
Agency seeks to create balance between agility and oversight.

April 2009
By Kathleen Bahr and Maj. Fritz Doran, USMC (Ret.)

April 2009
By Rita Boland

 
The Marine Corps is testing and evaluating Mojos—power sources that rely on sun and wind rather than fossil fuels. The Marines are testing the systems for use in applications from sensor suites to communications.
Rapid deployment, renewable energy systems could help keep troops safe.

April 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. Marine sergeant radios other Marines during an operation in Iraq’s Al Anbar province. The Marine Corps is extending network connectivity down to company level and below, and this is posing several techno-logical challenges.
A boost in civilian personnel changes the makeup of the Corps’ networking team.

April 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Marines inside a light armored vehicle engage targets during the first major exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps’ Improved Thermal Sight System. The system is now being fielded in current operations.
Innovative technologies fill immediate needs while military prepares for shift in focus to Afghanistan.