Association Feature

August 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

Forum seeks solutions, progress reports on major networking programs.

Views about sharing and retaining classified and sensitive information are changing as the U.S. government pushes to become more network centric. A recent gathering of information technology professionals found that although many technical hurdles remain to providing enterprise-level services across large organizations, the primary challenge is cultural.

June 21, 2007
by Maryann Lawlor


Lt. Gen. Keith J. Stalder, USMC, commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force, challenges industry to design devices that will lighten the warfighters’ load. Currently, Marines must carry more than 60 pounds of equipment in temperatures that can reach 120 degrees.

June 19, 2007
By Maryann Lawlor


Lt. Gen. John R. Wood, USA, deputy commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, opens Transformation Warfare with a presentation about the challenges to transforming during wartime.

June 20, 2007
By Maryann Lawlor


Gen. Ronald E. Keys, USAF, commander, Air Combat Command, explains how small steps can lead to big changes in the military.

Agile Enemies Require New Thinking

May 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon and Maryann Lawlor

Michael P. Jackson, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), explains the department’s priorities, which include managing border security, at the Homeland Security 2007 conference.
Collaborative technologies help U.S. government agencies keep threats from materializing.

April 2007
By Beverly P. Mowery

Focus must go beyond the deadline and look to future capabilities.

The transition to Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) is not about the protocol but what that protocol will enable. The first step is to have a core backbone in place, and from there, “things start getting exciting and interesting,” relates Dr. John W. McManus, deputy chief information officer and chief technology officer, U.S. Commerce Department.

April 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman and Beverly P. Mowery

January 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

January 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

Adm. William J. Fallon, USN, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, gives the leadoff address at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2006.
Terrorism and technology dominate changes in U.S., coalition operations.

January 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

Bulgaria’s armed forces are facing modernization challenges, according to Vice Adm. Emil Lyutskanov, BU N, first deputy chief of the Bulgarian General Staff.
Planning for scenarios in multinational environments improves potential for success in business and battle.

December 2006
By Rita Boland

Tom Brokaw, former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, called for renewed patriotism
at MILCOM 2006.
U.S. military and government leaders seek partnership with industry in communications.

December 2006
By Cdre. Robert Howell, RN (Ret.)

New and effective technologies will be essential for NATO to carry out missions beyond its traditional areas of responsibility. Industry is a key player in providing needed capabilities, and ongoing cooperative efforts between the Atlantic alliance and its commercial partners need to be enhanced and their procedures improved.

October 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle, USA, Army chief information officer/G-6 (c), discusses radio communications systems at LandWarNet 2006 with Gen. William S. Wallace, USA, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (l), and Brig. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, USA, commanding general of the U.S. Army Signal Center.
An agile foe requires flexible solutions.

August 2006

Lt. Gen. Ulrich Wolf, GEA, the director of the NATO Communications and Information Systems (CIS) Service Agency (NCSA), leads off AFCEA Europe’s 6th annual Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) 2006 symposium and exposition.
But not all interoperability challenges are equipment-based.

July 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples, USA, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, speaks about changes taking place in the military intelligence community.
Experts explore key issues relating to transformation, joint and coalition information sharing.

May 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon and Rita Boland

R. James Woolsey, vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton, moderates the day’s first disaster scenario phase, or Move, on awareness and prevention at AFCEA’s Homeland Security conference.
Panelists ponder roles, responsibilities during terrorist attack scenario.

April 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

Adm. Michael G. Mullen, USN, chief of naval operations, gives the Keynote Address at West 2006 in San Diego.
Smaller forces must be smarter and better equipped to respond to new threats.

February 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

Adm. William J. Fallon, USN, commander, U.S. Pacific Command, gives his perspective on the vast Asia-Pacific region at TechNet Asia Pacific in Honolulu.
Some requirements mandate mission-specific gear.

January 2006

Lisbon Chapter President Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PON (Ret.) (l), welcomes Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Francisco Vidal Abreu, PON (c), and Lt. Gen. José Luis Pinto Ramalho, POA, director of the Joint Staff College, to TechNet Europe in Lisbon, Portugal.
Multinational conference explores the use of commercial technologies in military applications.