Table of Contents: December 2017


SIGNAL December 2017SPECIAL OPERATIONS
SOCOM Seeks to Unleash Connectivity
    Special operations forces want mobility in their data access.

Special Ops Command Woos Nontraditional Technology Developers
    Elite forces need innovators to solve hard problems.

DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS
Army Makes a Point of Putting Lasers on Vehicles
    Warfighters gain speed-of-light firing and pinpoint precision.

—Army Takes On Microwave Weapon

HOMELAND SECURITY
Eat, Sleep, Rescue, Repeat
    U.S. Coast Guard and DHS officials adapt communications to weather three hurricanes in one month.

—Social Media Proves a Lifeline for Harvey Victims

Homeland Security's Innovation Station
    Technologies funded by a DHS Silicon Valley program may soon be deployed.

BIOMETRICS
When Your Face Is Your Form of ID
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection expands the use of its facial recognition system at the nation’s airports.

CYBERSECURITY
The NSA Braces For Perfect Storm Of Cyber Risks
    The agency pursues capabilities to strike down the coming threat.

When IoT Devices Go Rogue, Automation Saves the Day
    Continuous monitoring reduces risks and ensures data integrity.

NETWORKING
Defense Department Flies Into Commercial Cloud
    DISA looks to elevate cost savings and capabilities with milCloud 2.0.

VIEWPOINT
Mind the Millennial Training Gap
    Preparing this generation of intelligence analysts requires a new approach.

DISRUPTIVE BY DESIGN
Lessons From a City Government About ERP

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
SOF Carries a Big Stick

INCOMING
A Model for Building a Civilian Reserve Cyber Corps