Table of Contents: April 2021


SIGNAL April 2021TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Services Choose Independent Paths for JADC2
    The J-6 institutes a strategy of convergence for realizing the vital goal. By Kimberly Underwood and Robert K. Ackerman

Tactical Communications Solutions Offer Promise
    Engineers delve into cutting-edge research to benefit warfighters at the tactical environment.

AI and Attack Radios Teach DARPA Unexpected Lessons
    Electronic warfare systems behave smartly without artificial intelligence. By George I. Seffers

NATO
Communications Must Carry On

    Flourishing coalition military exercises produce lessons learned that keep multinational lines of communication open even during the pandemic. By Jörg Eschweiler


Prepare National Security Systems Now for Quantum Threats
    Necessary NIST encryption standards are imminent.

Flexible Consistency Improves Information Security
    Retaining experience requires staff transfer procedures realignment. By Matt Toth and Richard Chitamitre

Up-Tempo Technology Progress Shifts Power Balance
    The scale may be tipping as China’s massive focus on innovation surges. By Miroslav Nečas

SPACE
Great Powers Compete in Space

    Today's race is about economics. By Shaun Waterman

SPECIAL INTEREST EDITORIALS
Achieving Multidomain Operations through Virtualization

Achieving Spectrum Dominance by Defeating the EW Kill Chain

Getting Left of Boom: How to Defeat Ransomware and Other Cyber Threats

Tactical Edge to Tactical Core Voice Communications Deliver Secure Fixed Line Voice Mobility

DISRUPTIVE BY DESIGN
Ham Radio in C2 Denied and Degraded Environments
By Maj. Brian Kerg, USMC

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
The Power to Command and Control
By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)

AFCEA EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Telecommunications Is Key Focus Area for AFCEA's Professional Development Center

ON POINT
Q&A With Juliana Vida