SIGNAL Coverage: TechNet Augusta 2019

Real-time coverage from TechNet Augusta 2019, including blog posts, news and photos, all in one place. SIGNAL provides highlights and breaking news from speakers and panelists.

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Cybersecuring the Future Soldier

Sgt. Gabrielle Hurd, 237th Military Police Company, New Hampshire Army National Guard, shows her team the route they will take before embarking on an overnight hike to the summit of Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire, during an Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular Soldier Touchpoint in July. PEO-Soldier incorporates soldier feedback into the ENVG-B product and many others which helps the Army integrate the current needs of soldiers with the Army’s future, multidomain battlefield. Photo by Patrick Ferraris

When soldiers become an integrated system, cybersecurity is key.


U.S. Army Taking Huge Steps Toward Interoperability

Maj. Gen. David Bassett, the Army’s PEO for command, control and communications-tactical, speaks at TechNet Augusta. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Engaged in a concerted modernization effort, the U.S. Army is making strides in overcoming a persistent challenge—interoperability.


Synthetic Training Environment Piques Partner Interest

The Synthetic Training Environment will assess soldiers in enhancing decision-making skills through an immersive environment. U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Damon "DJ" Durall

Officials in the United Kingdom, Iraq and the Indo-Pacific are showing interest in the U.S. Army's Synthetic Training Environment.


Army Cyber Center of Excellence May Change Name

Maj. Gen. Neil Hersey, USA, commander, of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, speaks at TechNet Augusta. Photo by Michael Carpenter
The change—if it happens—would follow the lead of the Army Cyber Command.

DISA Delivers Capabilities to the Warfighting Edge

A DISA panel discusses how the agency is delivering capabilities to warfighters at AFCEA TechNet Augusta. Photo by Michael Carpenter

DISA continues to add capabilities available to warfighters and to the broader Defense Department community.


Training at the Point of Need Boosts Soldier Lethality

Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, USA, STE cross-functional team director, Army Futures Command, addresses the AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Using commercial gaming and simulation technology, the Army improves training, terrain knowledge and readiness.


New Networks Embolden Adversaries, Add to Cyber Challenges

The AFCEA Women’s program convened a panel of cyber experts that included (r-l) moderator Col. Laurie Moe Buckhout, USA (Ret.), Corvus Group LLC; Gisele Bennett, Florida Institute of Technology;  DeEtte Gray, CACI International Inc.; Nancy Kreidler, director, cybersecurity and information, assurance, Army CIO/G-6; and Annette Redmond, acting deputy assistant secretary for intelligence policy and coordination, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Validating data and information is critical for technical security, but success will also depend on better education and culture change.


Army to Release Data Strategy Soon

Gregory Garcia, the Army’s deputy chief information officer/G-6 and chief data officer, speaks at TechNet Augusta. Photo by Michael Carpenter

U.S. Army officials expect in the coming weeks to release a data strategy that will be closely aligned with the service's existing cloud strategy.


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Virtualization Enables Infrastructure Interoperability, Optimization and Resiliency
With the emergence of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) such as those from Hughes and Viasat, High Capacity Satellites (HCS) from operators like Intelsat and SES, as well as new Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations from companies like OneWeb, SpaceX, and Amazon to name a few, proprietary waveforms and terminals are often developed to optimize the performance within those purpose-built networks. Up until now, users would need to employ disparate purpose-built and often proprietary hardware to access these constellations and networks.

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Multidomain Operations Challenge Traditional Strategies

During the radio rodeo, the C5ISR Center places industry radios into an operationally relevant field environment to assess their ability to operate on the move in a contested, multidomain environment. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Photo Courtesy of PEO C3T)

The modernization, proliferation and commoditization of electronics make contending with peer and near-peer adversaries more difficult, lethal and deadly.


Army Defensive Cyber Operations Maintain Balancing Act

Soldiers analyze network data during a cyber academy class at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The project manager, defensive cyber operations (PM DCO), is working to boost Army cyber capabilities while shortening the training time line to empower more soldiers for the cyber defense mission. U.S. Army photo

Speed is of the essence as the U.S. Army works earnestly with industry to equip the force with the latest tools to combat cyber attacks.


Integration Is C5ISR Center's Core Calling

Soldiers participate in live-fire training during Exercise Saber Guardian in Varpalota, Hungary on June 5. U.S. Army Europe and Romanian land forces lead Saber Guardian, which is designed to improve the integration of multinational combat operations. Army Spc. Joseph Knoch

The Integrated Tactical Network is the name of the Army’s envisioned future network, and integration is the name of the game for one of the service’s premier research and development centers.


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