Association Feature

January 2011
By Beverly Mowery Cooper, SIGNAL Magazine


At TechNet International, Georges D’hollander, general manager, NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency, explains that cyberspace today is defined more by social than technical issues.

October 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine


Gen. Keith B. Alexander, USA, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, spoke about cyberoperations during LandWarNet 2010.

Battlefield and homeland requirements demand innovations integrate quicker.

July 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine


Lt. Gen. Michael L. Oates, USA, is the director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.

Military leaders agree that accurately predicting imminent warfighter needs is problematic but proper preparation is vital.

May 2010
By Henry S. Kenyon and Maryann Lawlor


Cybersecurity continues to be a major homeland security issue. Steve Chabinsky (l), deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, listens while Justice Department Chief Information Officer (CIO) Van Hitch describes efforts to coordinate federal government cybersecurity efforts by helping agency CIOs improve security and collaboration.

April 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman and Maryann Lawlor


Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, describes the changes driving the new Quadrennial Defense Review at West 2010.

Every type of sociological, economic and military transformation is creating exponentially greater uncertainties.

February 2, 2010
Robert K. Ackerman

Every type of sociological, economic and military transformation is creating exponentially greater uncertainties.

February 3, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor and Robert K. Ackerman

The how may be more elusive than the funding for it.

February 4, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman and Maryann Lawlor

But much remains to be done as the service adjusts to a new era.

All the chief of naval operations did on the last day of West 2010 was describe the future U.S. Navy and its top requirements. Adm. Gary Roughead, USN, told an overflow audience at the three-day event’s final luncheon that the Navy will be built around information, in both technology and practice.

“Our way forward must be centered on information and how we use it,” Adm. Roughead declared.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor


Rear Adm. Michael A. Brown, USN, is the deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications and National Communications System manager, DHS.

Information technology professionals explore the challenges of protecting data, systems and networks.

January 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman


The new U.S. Pacific Command J-6, Brig. Gen. Brett T. Williams, USAF, calls for a new relationship between communicators and operators at the opening breakfast of TechNet Asia-Pacific 2009.

Achieving the technology solution may be harder in cyberspace.

Tuesday, January 02, 2010
By Beverly Mowery


With a NATO focus, security experts from around the world gather in Brussels, Belgium, to explore the management of security and its technical and physical applications at TechNet International.

Tuesday, January 02, 2010
By Beverly Mowery

While the push forward for better collaboration and information-sharing capabilities will require technical advances, the experts at a NATO workshop in Brussels, Belgium, in October shared that they are struggling with an even bigger challenge than connecting the bits and bytes. The complex policy, governance and legal issues that a single interoperability level creates must be resolved because real lives are involved.

December 2009
By Maryann Lawlor


David Gergen, CNN commentator and an editor at-large for U.S. News and World Report, speaks at MILCOM 2009.

November 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

October 15, 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

July 2009
By Maryann Lawlor and Helen Thompson Mosher


Gen. James N. Mattis, USMC, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, and commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, calls for the acceleration of military transformation.

Persistent warfare demands fundamental changes.

July 2009
By Helen Thompson Mosher



Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., USAF, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command, opens the SOLUTIONS conference on information sharing among agencies and coalition partners with a call to move from discussion to action.

April 2009
Reporting by Maryann Lawlor and Beverly P. Mowery. Compiled by Henry S. Kenyon

April 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, USN, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, gives the kickoff address at West 2009.
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