joint operations

August 2005
By Cheryl Lilie

The U.S. Joint Forces Command Joint Experimentation Directorate, developed, modified and installed an information-sharing portal for Multi-National Force–Iraq in Baghdad in less than a year.
Disparate people, data come together through Web tool.

August 2005
By Martin E. Mendoza and Kelly Straub

11th Signal Brigade soldiers transmit test messages via their data package at Defense Department Interoperability Communications Exercise 2005. A typical data test involves approximately 5,000 images, e-mail messages, file transfers and Web server requests.
Greater use of commercial technologies does not guarantee military success.