May 2010

May 26, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

Friday, May 21, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

May 20, 2010

May 17, 2010
by Henry Kenyon, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

A package of sensors, software and navigation equipment will soon permit U.S. Army ground robots, trucks and armored vehicles to move around a battlefield with minimal human supervision. The Autonomous Navigation System (ANS) allows robots to perceive and follow paths and other vehicles. The system recently completed its critical design review and is now moving on to the prototype fabrication stage.

May 17, 2010
by Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

May 17, 2010
by Henry S. Kenyon, SIGNAL Connections

Biometrics Collection Device

May 06, 2010
by Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Online Exclusive

Update May 11: The Senate has confirmed Keith Alexander's promotion to general.

May 17, 2010
by Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

May 17, 2010
by Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) 2010 may be right around the corner, but for companies that want to be a part of CWID 2011, now is the time to begin. The Federal Business Opportunities for next year’s event will be published in the coming days. Organizations should investigate the objectives and requirements described in the document now and ready their solutions to participate in organizational conferences as well as the 2011 demonstration itself.

May 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

Non-governmental organization contacts fuel vital coordination between government and industry.

Portugal’s reliance on information technologies for defense has increased the importance of the country’s private sector. A robust high-technology industry increasingly is called upon to provide advanced systems for the Portuguese military.

May 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A Portuguese armored vehicle column patrols a village in Afghanistan. Portugal’s military is modernizing to serve in whatever missions may emerge in its role as a partner in multinational coalition operations.

A global outlook influences military transformation efforts.

May 2010
By Kent R. Schneider, SIGNAL Magazine

This edition of SIGNAL Magazine includes a focus report on joint operations, and AFCEA holds its Joint Warfighting Conference, partnered with the U.S. Naval Institute, this month at the Virginia BeachConvention Center, May 11-13. The joint environment has more players and a more comprehensive potential mission set than we have routinely considered in the past. The concept of joint now includes interagency, and joint and coalition are nearly inseparable. Missions range from conventional and asymmetric warfare to humanitarian assistance/disaster relief.

May 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

May 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, in Hawaii, provides telecommunications support to naval, joint and coalition forces throughout the Pacific theater and the Indian Ocean. The U.S. Navy has combined its networking and intelligence functions as part of its thrust toward building an information-centric Navy.

May 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

May 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

May 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) has released its Joint Operating Environment (JOE) 2010 report. The document identifies trends, threats, world context and more for joint force leaders to consider in their future planning. One item that could have an effect on how forces
operate in the future is the production and availability of oil.

May 2010
By Linton Wells II, SIGNAL Magazine

May 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

U.S. Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, battle a virtual enemy through the Future Immersive Training Environment (FITE) at Camp Lejeune. A team from the U.S. Joint Forces Command created the joint capability technology demonstration to determine the most effective way to train young recruits.

May 2010
By Henry S. Kenyon, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A nation with a long maritime history, Portugal is heavily involved in European coastal monitoring and awareness programs. The nation’s technology firms are working actively in national and multinational consortia to support coastal security initiatives and related research.

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