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November 2010
By Rita Boland

 

The U.S. Army is looking into the Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) as part of the solution to reduce the weight of the loads troops have to carry in theater.

Wearable device is capable of carrying hundreds of pounds, transferring that bulk off of people and onto the ground.

November 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

November 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Bulgarian soldiers stand ready during International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) operations in Afghanistan. Bulgaria is looking at an entirely new force modernization effort so it can maintain an effective military and continue to meet its international obligations.

November 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) software shown on this ruggedized JV-5 computer built by DRS will be replaced with a joint Army-Marine Corps software known as the Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P).

November 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

 

Rodney Smith (l) and Ted Krainski, members of the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance on-the-move (C4ISR OTM) team, set up radios as static nodes. Dismounted soldiers interacted with these "static soldiers," passing scripted voice and situational awareness traffic between squad leaders to the riflemen.

October 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge fires a flare during a nighttime exercise. The U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) is facing new challenges as it attempts to navigate through security issues in the vast Asia-Pacific region.

October 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

October 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

October 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, USAF (l), commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC–Space), receives a briefing from Lt. Col. Brent McArthur, USAF, commander, 3rd Space Operations Squadron (SOPS), during a tour of the 3rd SOPS at Schriever Air Force Base.

October 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Sgt. Michael Weaver, USMC (l), Personal Security Detail, Regimental Combat Team 5, uses the Biometric Automated Toolset just north of Al Qaim, Iraq, to enter an Iraqi man’s information into a national database.

Agency seeks to replace current methods, conduct more efficient data collaboration among departments.

September 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

September 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

September 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Pvt. Sherman Huff, USA (l), 207th Army Liaison team (ALT), helps Pfc. Aaron Garlington, USA (c), 206th ALT, and Spc. Shaun Marshall, USA, 207th ALT, inflate a balloon with helium. The aerostat provided surveillance at the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) site in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) 2010.

September 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Portuguese Army Capt. Rafael Aranha (l) assists Staff Sgt. William Kouba, USAF, of the 1st Combat Communications Squadron (1CBCS) with reconfiguring the Tactical Communications network as Senior Airman Stacey Whitmire, USAF, 1CBCS, takes notes in the background during Combined Endeavor 2009.

September 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System is the recipient of laser radar technology developed under a previous Army Research Laboratory Collaborative Technology Alliance.

Autonomous machines that interact intelligently within their environment are part of Army’s plan to help the warfighter.

August 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

August 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

In 2008, according to its own records, the National Institute of Standards and Technology published 17 new information systems security vulnerabilities per day in the National Vulnerability Database.

Identifying vulnerabilities may be as simple as agreeing to speak the same language.

August 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, in conjunction with several partners, is developing a chemical sensor that would fit into smart phones. The sensors would promote public safety and homeland security by crowd sourcing the sensors and would enhance private safety by alerting smart phone users to toxins in their areas.

August 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The U.S. Chief Information Officers Council initiated a review of the federal government’s information technology, or IT, work force and the impact of the Net Generation on agency practices.

Technical advances and an aging population should push organizations to shift policies, attract young workers.

August 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Part of the U.S. Army’s Increment 1 Tactical Network is the Class I unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which can fly into places other UAVs cannot and hover to collect intelligence about activity in a specific location over time.

Curtailing program sharpens focus on network.

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