October 1, 2017
By Gen. Artur Pina Monteiro, POA
Experts at a Portuguese cyber defense center monitor network activity as they guard against intrusions. Portugal leads the Multinational Cyber Defence Education and Training (MNCDE&T) project, which is designed to help bring together NATO and allied nations to combat cyber attacks.

Cyberspace is often described as the fifth domain of military operations, as equally critical to national and international defense as the domains of land, sea, air and space. The success of military missions increasingly depends on the availability of cyberspace and freedom of action in it. Robust and resilient cyber defense capabilities are now required to support military structures, missions and operations. Although many nations have recently made great progress in developing their cyber defense capabilities, a consensus is growing that there is much room for improvement.

July 25, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT NA (Ret.) has spent years supporting students, in part through AFCEA, after being recognized for his own student accomplishments.

The After Active Duty blog series examines the challenges, rewards and lessons learned for those who have transitioned from active duty to the private sector and the role AFCEA played in this progression.

Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT NA (Ret.), was studying science and electrical engineering in 1974 at the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School when AFCEA recognized him for being the top student in his class. That moment sparked a lifelong commitment to AFCEA and its efforts to promote education.

May 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

Non-governmental organization contacts fuel vital coordination between government and industry.

Portugal’s reliance on information technologies for defense has increased the importance of the country’s private sector. A robust high-technology industry increasingly is called upon to provide advanced systems for the Portuguese military.

May 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine


A Portuguese armored vehicle column patrols a village in Afghanistan. Portugal’s military is modernizing to serve in whatever missions may emerge in its role as a partner in multinational coalition operations.

A global outlook influences military transformation efforts.

May 2010
By Henry S. Kenyon, SIGNAL Magazine


A nation with a long maritime history, Portugal is heavily involved in European coastal monitoring and awareness programs. The nation’s technology firms are working actively in national and multinational consortia to support coastal security initiatives and related research.