SIGNAL Connections February 2013

February 15, 2013

In a white paper that compares available information transport technologies, experts from Aspera Incorporated tackle the topic of moving big data quickly over wide area networks. “The loss-based congestion control in TCP AIMD [transfer control protocol additive-increase-multiplicative-decrease] has a deadly impact on throughput,” they state. “Every packet loss leads to retransmission and stalls the delivery of data to the receiving application until retransmission occurs. This can slow the performance of any network application but is fundamentally flawed for reliable transmission of bulk data.”

February 15, 2013
By Max Cacas

Until recently, Lt. Ben Kohlmann, USN, was an F/A-18 instructor pilot flying out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California. Now, he is newly transferred to Norfolk, Virginia, and serving in the Innovation and Concepts Department at the Naval Warfare Development Command part of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Rapid Innovation Cell. He is out to change the way people in the military think about how they do everything. “It’s hard to be a revolutionary and difficult to face immense headwinds of conventional wisdom, but a willingness to constructively challenge entrenched interests can have very valuable outcomes,” he explains.

February 15, 2013

At the AFCEA/USNI WEST conference in January, AFCEA International recognized the excellence of the association’s up-and-comers with presentations to the 2012 Young AFCEAN of the Year, Distinguished Young AFCEAN (DYA) and Emerging Leadership award winners. Congratulations go out to Master Sgt. Kiyon Buckley, USAF, of the Texas region, who was named the 2012 Young AFCEAN of the Year, and to 13 Regional Distinguished Young AFCEANs, 16 Distinguished Young AFCEANs and seven Emerging Leadership award winners.

February 15, 2013

The AFCEA Professional Development Center (PDC) course schedule for January 2013 to January 2014 has been mailed and is available for viewing and download. Many PDC courses qualify for continuing education units (CEUs) in support of CompTIA certifications: A+, Security+, Network+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Professional. The list is available as a PDF, and registration for courses is available online.

February 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

AFCEA’s Small Business team is hosting a partnership symposium during the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference that features one-on-one meetings between large companies and small businesses to determine partnering potential. The event takes place in the Constitution and Independence ballrooms at the Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C., on February 26, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.