The importance of electronic warfare in the information age should be a no-brainer. As electronics permeate—and in some cases dominate—every aspect of military operations, electronic warfare becomes a weapon of choice for forces ranging from the superpower down to the garage-shop terrorist. But in the same manner that the spread of information age technologies has spawned new capabilities, electronic warfare also has seen a geometric growth in its range of operations.
The New SIGNAL Online
SIGNAL Connections arrives in thousands of e-mail inboxes each month, but now it’s time to also catch up on news about SIGNAL Online. SIGNAL Connections, AFCEA’s monthly e-newsletter, is only part of the SIGNAL family of publications. Newly redesigned and easier to get around in, the magazine’s redesigned Web site features additional online exclusives such as “On Cyber Patrol,” the popular cartoon and feature from the U.S. Army’s Office of
A recent report on the state of
A recent report on the state of
Knowledge of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), including what they are, what they cover and the corporate responsibilities for compliance under these regulations, is pertinent to all small businesses that work in the federal sector. This especially is true for those that routinely deal with technical data.
A Canadian company is offering two free software packages that allow a single computer to support two workstations. Besides supporting multiple computers, the software provides computers with a range of office applications.
The Userful Corporation is giving away the software as part of a promotional package, explains the firm’s marketing head, Sean Rousseau. He says that the firm has extended its offer, allowing people to sample the free product and then buy it for their businesses or organizations. “It is a full-fledged product. It’s not a beta,” he shares.
In late April, hackers attempted to penetrate the computer networks of several
The ongoing conflict in
The charities are not abandoning their original purposes. Instead, they are taking on new roles that are increasing in importance. And despite the slow economy, people are responding to charities’ appeals on behalf of men and women in the armed forces.
The minds of the world creating the future’s communications technology already know what to expect in the next generation—tools that are smaller, more powerful and more flexible yet less expensive. These experimenters also know that current bandwidth problems have to be a focus area for future operations.
Information professionals from all over Europe are gathering on June 4 at the SHAPE Club in
While most military planning focuses on how to win wars, a concept developed by forward-thinkers in the joint world is honing methods to prevent them. Dubbed cooperative security, the plan aims at helping countries with struggling governments and economies so they do not fall victim to internal conflict or become tempted to open their doors to terrorists.
E-communities are growing by leaps and bounds in the U.S. Air Force’s premier professional networking venue: Air Force Knowledge Now (AFKN). With more than 225,000 users and nearly 12,000 communities of practice (COPs), AFKN is fast becoming the virtual go-to place for airmen seeking to connect with each other to discuss issues and solve problems. And although the e-space was originally established for members of the Air Force, it is quickly becoming a joint collaborative environment as members of active-duty, Reserve and Guard of the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps join the ranks of users.
The AFCEA Intelligence Committee is looking for a few good men and women from industry to share their expertise by serving as members of the committee. The group comprises intelligence professionals from both the public and private sectors who volunteer to oversee AFCEA’s intelligence outreach.
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