SIGNAL Online

January 28, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

From the battlespace to the boardroom, the way of doing things in the past is passé.

Quote of the Day:
“Adaptability often is viewed as a responsive act. However, adaptability and preparation are inexorably linked.”—Alfred Grasso, president and chief executive officer, the MITRE Corporation

April 27, 2010
by Rita Boland, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

A competition for students age 18 and older in California, New York and Delaware seeks to turn hackers into viable assets for the nation's cybersecurity needs. The U.S. Cyber Challenge's (USCC's) Security Treasure Hunt, taking place from April 12 to May 20, aims to find 5,000 people to compete to find security flaws and vulnerabilities on a target system. The top performers from each state will receive all-expenses-paid trips to Cyber Challenge summer camps. They also could be exposed to government, industry and academia officials searching for their skills to fill critical roles.

November 30, 2010
by Maryann Lawlor

Tuesday, December 02, 2010
By Christopher J. Dorobek

 
The term does not represent the real value of these tools—collaboration.

November 20, 2009
by Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

Some of the digital world’s most bitter rivals have joined forces with government and public-sector organizations to develop solutions for disaster relief. An inaugural meeting November 12-14 in Mountain View, California, already has generated some products, and the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has lauded the effort and has pledged support.

November 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

Actually, there are only 10. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is holding the DARPA Network Challenge on December 5 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Internet. Participants must locate the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of 10 red weather balloons that will be posted at undisclosed locations across the continental United States.

November 03, 2009
by Maryann Lawlor

November 04, 2009
by Robert K. Ackerman

Quote of the Day:
“There is no warfare area more important than cyber.”—Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt, USN, commander of the U.S. Third Fleet 

Tuesday, November 02, 2010
by Robert K. Ackerman

Quote of the Day:
“You can’t bolt on security after the fact.”—Mike Guzelian, vice president for secure voice and data products, General Dynamics C4 Systems

Tuesday, November 02, 2010
by Robert K. Ackerman

Quote of the Day:
“Command and control of command and control is an extremely fertile ground that bears harvesting.”—Rear Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, USN, deputy commander and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet

 

November 03, 2009
by Robert K. Ackerman

Quote of the Day:

“This is war, and we’re up against the largest standing army there ever has been.”—Rear Adm. Gib Godwin, USN (Ret.), vice president, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

October 20, 2009
Rita Boland

Energy as a weapon and an enabler could dominate future battlefields, according to a recent war game that focused on military energy requirements. Participants in the 2009 war game, which had the theme “Future Energy Requirement on the Battlefield,” examined energy produced, packaged and used in novel ways to enable persistence.

October 13, 2009
Henry S. Kenyon

October 15, 2009
Katie Packard

Cloud computing can solve many problems that state and federal governments are experiencing with traditional network-based systems. Through its cost-effective, flexible options, cloud computing enables organizations to move the burden of network management from their own staff to a host environment.