The digital realm may host key battles in coming conflicts.
Then-Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff gives a keynote address at the AFCEA Solutions Cyberspace conference, held in Washington, D.C., in December.
NATO members and others mingle to put forth ideas on partnering and removing barriers to collaboration.
Keynote speaker Vice Adm. Emil Lyutskanov, BU N, first deputy chief
of the general staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces (l), addresses the audience at TechNet Europe 2008 as AFCEA Europe General Manager Cmdre. Robert Howell, RN (Ret.), listens.
Almost any potential issue with networking or interoperability emerges in the vast area.
Lt. Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, USAF, deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, cites the need for greater understanding of networks in his keynote address at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2008.
Too many hazards, too many vulnerabilities, too valuable a target.
John Grimes, the assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration and Defense Department chief information officer, gives the opening address at the AFCEA Solutions Series’ Information Assurance conference.
Major communications elements deal with budgetary, cultural and technological issues.
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorenson, USA, U.S. Army chief information officer (CIO)/G-6, kicks off LandWarNet 2008.
The need for assuring identity is clear, but the path to achieving it is not.
Bob Lentz, deputy assistant secretary of defense for information and identity assurance, emphasizes its importance to all information technology activities while speaking at AFCEA’s Solutions Series conference on identity assurance.
Emphasis on fighting terrorists’ asymmetric tactics leaves services less prepared to fight conventional warfare.
“This enemy is not going to go away any time soon.”
—Gen. James N. Mattis, USMC, commander, JFCOM, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
The need to share and the need to secure are not in competition.
Cultural changes in the U.S. Defense Department are bringing people out of their comfort zones and encouraging them to take advantage of technology opportunities happening around them. The movement toward a service-oriented world is challenging the systems mentality and is leading to a collaboration and information sharing environment that is more agile and responsive.
The devil is in the details as assets and liabilities are weighed.
Vice Adm. Nancy Brown, USN, J-6, the Joint Staff, gives a plenary address at the AFCEA Solutions series forum covering information sharing.
Adversaries are finding common ground in purpose and tactics.
Gen. Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses the broad-based approach that is needed to fight terrorism at West 2008.
Transparent asset garners attention from top down and bottom up.
Multilevel security, seamless interoperability top wish lists.
Lt. Gen Daniel P. Leaf, USAF, deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, describes Asia-Pacific challenges amid the Global War on Terrorism to the audience at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2007.
“We are at war.”
Simulation and training, technology transfer and unconventional warfare were just a few of the topics discussed by a star-studded series of speakers representing some of the highest ranking officers from NATO countries. These leaders spoke at Allied Command Transformation’s (ACT’s) annual Industry Day 2007 (ID-07), held September 26-27 in
Fast-changing technologies open eyes to possibilities, yet provide no clear path.
Secretary of the Army Peter Geren warns against information overload in his address at LandWarNet 2007.
Terrorists’ adaptability compels allies to let go of the old and grab on to the new.
“It took us over two years to figure out how to share data with Australia and the U.K., and we still haven’t figured out how to share it with other members of the coalition.”
—Gen. John P. Abizaid, USA (Ret.), former commander, U.S. Central Command
Military, industry experts review alliance Internet thrust.
Dag Wilhelmsen, director of the NATO Consultation, Command and Control (C3) Agency, discusses how commercial interoperability standards are Web-focused under the umbrella of the NATO Network Enabled Capability.