Transformation

June 8, 2018
By Maryann Lawlor
NCIA General Manager Kevin Scheid (2nd row, l) and AFCEA Europe General Manager Maj. Gen. Erich Staudacher, GEAF (Ret.), (2nd row, 3rd from r) congratulate the 10 winning participants in the 2018 NITEC Defence Innovation Challenge. Each company had five minutes to present their product to attendees. The competition drew 35 submissions. Photo courtesy of Chuck Helwig

NATO’s power will grow as partnerships between governments and industry combine their strengths to increase security and bring about progress. The challenges nations face are as much about culture and people as they are about finding the right technologies and efficiently introducing them into the networking ecosystem.

More than 600 senior public and private sector leaders met at NITEC18 to learn about emerging capabilities, discuss digital transformation and collaborate to address the challenges NATO is facing today. The event took place in Berlin and was organized by AFCEA International in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Defence.

June 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

June 2007
By Rita Boland

 
Tech. Sgt. Blackburn, USAF (r), reviews a report from Senior Airman Phillippi, USAF, based on his analysis of U2 imagery using the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) at Distributed Ground Station 2, Beale Air Force Base, California.
Element of new system is put into place early, with more updates to come.

June 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Technology is transforming the way U.S. Air Force operations centers operate by enabling almost total situational awareness.
Joint Staff J-6 describes road ahead—from acquisition to MySpace.

September 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

Organization revamps military acquisitions, management processes—quickly.

A newly established government agency is helping the U.S. Defense Department transform the way it does business. The organization is charged with improving how the military tracks and valuates its many assets and how it purchases equipment. Reporting directly to Congress, the agency is mandated to meet tight deadlines and to maintain maximum transparency in its operations.

March 2006
By Maryann Lawlor