December 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Tennessee’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Terry “Max” Haston of the Army National Guard, reviews a map of Bulgaria’s area of operation with Bulgarian Armed Forces cybersecurity officials at Tennessee’s Joint Force Headquarters in 2014. Bulgaria is investing in a national cyber defense system and collaborating with the U.S. government to mirror efforts such as optimizing public-private partnerships.

Significant financial investments to advance technology in Bulgaria could amount to wasted money if the nation’s political, military and industrial leaders fail to stem the outflow of young and educated citizens, warns a prominent official.
One of the biggest challenges facing Bulgaria is not a lack of technological development, but keeping the nation’s highly trained people, particularly its youths, in the country to serve its military, government and industrial base, says Stefan Vodenicharov, president of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. “There is a brain drain problem,” Vodenicharov declares.

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 1, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine


Alexander Tsvetkov, Bulgarian Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, attends a groundbreaking ceremony for a new river information system that will help monitor traffic conditions on the Danube River, help ensure better navigation safety and reduce the impact of traffic on the environment. Tsvetkov leads Bulgaria’s e-government efforts.