TechNet Asia-Pacific 2015 Online Show Daily

November 20, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, USMC, commanding general of the U.S. Marine Forces Pacific, describes the challenges facing his command at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2015.

TechNet Asia-Pacific 2015
The SIGNAL Magazine Online Show Daily, Day 3

Quote of the Day:
“You can’t be a little pregnant; either you’ve got the network or you don’t.”—Col. Joseph "Jay" Matos III, USMC, commander, DISA Pacific

Communication is vital to maintaining any relationship, including those between allies and their military forces. The U.S. Pacific Command is working to network its increasingly mobile and forward-deployed force while concurrently maintaining good links with allies to prevent regional concerns from erupting into full-blown crises.

November 19, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, USA, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, discusses how the Army trains to operate in a degraded communications environment during his keynote address at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2015.

TechNet Asia-Pacific 2015

The SIGNAL Magazine Online Show Daily, Day 2

Quote of the Day:
“We came up with network-centric warfare when we should have had warfare-centric networks.”— Andy Singer, deputy director, intelligence, J-2, U.S. Pacific Command

It may not take a cyber attack by adversaries to impose severe network degradation on U.S. Pacific Command networks. The activation of those networks amid coalition operations may trigger failures arising from a lack of interoperability with allies and partners, and the effects could be as severe as if they were rendered by an enemy.

November 18, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
Adm. Phillip G. Sawyer, USN, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, walks among the audience as he gives Monday’s keynote luncheon address during TechNet Asia-Pacific 2015.

TechNet Asia-Pacific 2015

The SIGNAL Magazine Online Show Daily, Day 1

Quote of the Day:

“If you’re not resilient in communications, you’re not relevant.”—Rear Adm. Phillip G. Sawyer, USN, deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet