About 10 months ago, the U.S. Army began turning wrenches on the Prophet Enhanced signals intelligence (SIGINT) vehicle under an aggressive fielding schedule. Now, soon-to-be-deployed soldiers at Fort Polk,
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The U.S. Defense Department’s Bloggers Roundtable connects new media buffs and online journalists with civilian and military leaders using conference calls on topics that range from military operations to military families. Despite challenges with ever-changing technology and policies, the program continues to gain support for its focus on openness and transparency.
When the school bells ring for the first time this fall, one of them will be calling students—especially government employees—to explore cyber operations from a whole new vantage point. A brainchild of industry, the Art of Exploitation (AoE) University will feature a curriculum rich with hands-on computer penetration training, red teaming, vulnerability analysis, exploitation and forensic analysis.
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Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) 2010 may be right around the corner, but for companies that want to be a part of CWID 2011, now is the time to begin. The Federal Business Opportunities for next year’s event will be published in the coming days. Organizations should investigate the objectives and requirements described in the document now and ready their solutions to participate in organizational conferences as well as the 2011 demonstration itself.
To support its global operations, the U.S. Marine Corps is relying on a tactical communications system linked by satellites to theater and national headquarters. Several mobile tactical systems and an innovative space-based networking capability are providing warfighters with reliable, high-bandwidth communications wherever they deploy.
Among the tactical systems fielded by the Corps is the Data Distribution System–Replacement (DDS-R), which is a component of a Marine task force’s tactical data network. It consists of a mobile gateway and a DDS providing a local area network that extends Ethernet capability to the tactical edge. The DDS-R is a replacement for the Marine Corps’ first generation equipment.
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In an effort to help members of the military move from “boots to suits,” a program will begin that helps warfighters turn in their weapons for a computer keyboard. The industry-led initiative includes cash and software grants to organizations that—through a request-for-proposals process—demonstrate they have the outreach and facilities to connect with a substantial number of veterans. Although the goal is to train veterans in technical fields, the project also will work to meet tangential needs such as child care, transportation and housing so warfighters and/or their spouses can take advantage of the training.
The largest simultaneous high school cyberdefense competition ever held wrapped up late last month, crowning a champion and sending kids to college who otherwise would not have attended. CyberPatriot II began with representatives from nearly 200 high schools from 41 states and one from Japan participating in a simultaneous, virtual opening round on November 7; the event culminated on February 19 with an Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps team from Clearfield High School in Utah taking home top honors.