August 2009

August 17, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

British forces monitor operations in a joint forces air component headquarters. While the British military is building advanced backbone and trunk networks for advanced connectivity among its forces, it is cutting back on the next layer of programs that would provide new capabilities.

August 17, 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

 

The global economic crisis and upcoming national elections in the United Kingdom could lead to a change of governments and a round of cuts in defense spending. Major programs, such as the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer, which has already seen the number of requested ships cut from 12 to six, may see additional funding cuts.

August 17, 2009
By Kent R. Schneider

It is fitting that this month’s SIGNAL Magazine includes a focus in on the U.S. Army. The month of August also features the 2009 LandWarNet Conference, the Army’s premier forum for information sharing and training in command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) and information technology. LandWarNet 2009 will be held August 18-20 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

August 17, 2009
By Christopher J. Dorobek

 
Good leadership is transformational and is different from management.

What does it mean to be a leader?

At our core, we innately understand that leadership matters. I recently searched the book catalog on Amazon.com for books about leadership, and it probably will not surprise anyone that my search came up with 348,433 hits. So on one level, we understand it—leadership is important.

August 17, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 

Staff Sgt. William Powell, USAF, scans a CAC at the Peterson Air Force Base west gate. The card is registered with the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), and information can be shared with other programs that now are being tested for
identity verification on military bases.

August 17, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 

During a typical experiment, the Boeing Company’s Analysis, Modeling, Simulation and Experimentation (AMSE) team hosts clients in one of their many facilities worldwide to participate and offer feedback.

Engineers bridge the gap between reality and possibilities.

August 17, 2009
By Rita Boland

 

Homeland security and military research at VMASC provides cutting-edge developments in the area of modeling and simulation for use by government, industry and other academic partners in developing applications to support military and homeland security operations at home and abroad.

August 17, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

Two U.S. Army infantrymen observe artillery fire in Afghanistan. Army intelligence analysts around the world, including those located in remote regions, will be able to access and process information far better than currently possible as a result of improvements under development at the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM).

August 17, 2009
By Rita Boland

 

Dr. Jennifer Murphy, IED-2 program manager and research psychologist with the Army Research Institute,
demonstrates one of the tests her joint team of researchers used to determine the characteristics of troops who might have exceptional abilities at detecting improved explosive devices (IEDs).

August 17, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 

Steven Aguiar’s Second Life avatar stands on the causeway of a virtual submarine. Aguiar is the project lead of Second Life Strategic Initiatives at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island.

Commercial modeling and simulation worlds offer immersive experience for collaborative training and prototyping.

August 17, 2009
By Rita Boland

Soldiers can access instructions as well as read blogs, participate in the forum and ask experts questions electronically.

August 17, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

U.S. Army soldiers fire their M-240B machine gun at night. The need to speed new information technologies to warfighters in Afghanistan and Iraq is changing the way the Army procures new equipment.

The network is the message as the Army learns communications architecture design on the move.

August 17, 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

August 17, 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon