West 2012 Featured

December 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A computer screen view shows a U.S. Navy halo common operational picture within the Command and Control Rapid Prototype Continuum (C2RPC) system application.
Operators at U.S. Pacific Fleet use the system to assess platform readiness in real time.

December 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Sailors monitor computer networks aboard the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney. For its Next-Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN), the U.S. Navy is maintaining a degree of control over the network that will be provided by industry.

December 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Sailors in the combat information center of the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio monitor communications. The Navy is extending cyber operations throughout the service as it mainstreams what once was a niche discipline.

The sea service is marshalling its forces to cruise the cyber realm.

November 2011
By James C. Bussert, SIGNAL Magazine

A host of paramilitary and civilian organizations populate this unofficial naval force.

The People’s Liberation Army Navy has at its disposal a variety of boats and ships for use in littoral waters. They are organized under separate maritime agencies that carry out specific missions officially similar to their counterparts in other countries. Yet, despite their diverse nature, these vessels together constitute an unofficial fourth fleet for the Middle Kingdom’s navy.

November 2011
By Rita Boland

This is one of several articles published in our Veterans Focus. To see all articles from the series, please visit www.afcea.org/signal/veteran.asp.

October 1, 2011
By James C. Bussert, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A Chinese trawler plies the waves in waters off the coast of China. While ostensibly designed for fishing, these trawlers increasingly are carrying out government and military missions against foreign vessels in areas of interest to China.