SIGNAL Coverage: TechNet Augusta 2017

Real-time coverage from TechNet Augusta 2017, including blog posts, news and photos, all in one place. SIGNAL provides highlights and breaking news from speakers and panelists.

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The Changing Face of Warfare

Speaking at TechNet Augusta 2017, Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, USA, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command, said the multidomain battlefield of the future will include more robots, unmanned convoys and pilotless ships and aircraft as well as cyber and other transformational capabilities.

Evolutionary threats, global instability and the rapid pace of technological change are influencing the U.S. Army’s next steps for planning, training and fighting.


Delivering the Network Warfighters Deserve

Maj. Gen. (P) Bruce Crawford, USA, the Army’s chief information officer/G-6, speaks at TechNet Augusta.

“We’re treating the network like a weapon system where every component must function as one seamless capability to increase lethality ... on the battlefield.” —Maj. Gen. Bruce Crawford, USA, Army CIO/G-6


Securing the Castle with Network Modernization

Panelists discuss network modernization at TechNet Augusta 2017.

Modernizing the network saves money, improves cybersecurity and benefits warfighters, Army officials say.


NETCOM Commander Touts SMART-T

The Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal, a Desert Storm-era system, could save lives on the modern battlefield, says the NETCOM commander.

Using commercial cellphones on the battlefield puts soldiers at risk of demoralizing and potentially deadly propaganda campaigns.


Training the CEMA Force

“They’re going to hit us and hit us and hit us, and the only way we’ll be able to survive and to operate through that is to start expanding the level of  training and the experience that we have operating with degraded systems or sometimes no systems at all.” —Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, USA (Ret.), former director of command, control, communications and computers/cyber for the Joint Staff


Sensor Profusion Burdens Networks

Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors offer critical capabilities, but they also burden the U.S. Army's networks.

PEO IEW&S seeks enhanced sensors that do not overload the networks and electronic warfare systems that adapt with the threat.


U.S. Army Seeks Low-Detection Waveforms

A panel at TechNet Augusta 2017 discusses military readiness.

One of the Army’s biggest needs in the area of tactical C3 is radio waveforms that are difficult to detect and intercept.


Army Confronts the Changing Face of War

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, USA, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command, speaks at TechNet Augusta 2017.

Future battlefields may include robots, AI, quantum computing and driverless convoys, as well as cyber and other game-changing capabilities.


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The Enterprise Cloud Balancing Act: Emerging Trends in the U.S. Federal Government

Learn about the enterprise cloud trends that have emerged in the seven years since the Cloud First mandate.

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Software-Defined Network Needed Sooner Rather Than Later

The Army is well on its way to modernizing networks, including moving toward cloud computing, mobile devices and data center consolidation, and fielding the Home Station Mission Command Center.

The military must adopt a software-defined network to improve flexibility and interoperability with international partners while keeping pace with technology.


Army Cyber Education Enlists Field Operations

A soldier with the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade sets up cyber tools at the National Training Center as part of the U.S. Army’s cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) initiative led by Army Cyber Command. The service is consolidating electronic warfare and cyber training and operations at Fort Gordon, Georgia, facilities to integrate all aspects of the disciplines.

Electronic warfare joins the digital realm in a confluence of activities to adjust to evolving threats.


Army Accelerates Cyber, EW Integration

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, USA, visits soldiers serving with the cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) support to corps and below (CSCB) team, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, in May at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chuck Burden, USA

U.S. Army puts its organizational architecture on the line, prioritizing the newest warfighting domain while converging it with re-emerging combat disciplines.


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