Named Data Networks and the Future of Combat Communications

In this essay in SIGNAL Magazine, I present an overview of Named Data Networks (NDN) and some of their advantages. The military’s vision for the 21st-century battlefield calls for the use of manned and unmanned systems, sensing and sharing information across a joint multidomain collection of weapon systems, to outpace near-peer adversary’s targeting cycle. These … More Named Data Networks and the Future of Combat Communications

Precision-Guided Marketing Frames the Future of Information Operations

Every day, consumers are targeted with precision-guided marketing from both legitimate sources and covert operators. Influencers use recommender systems, which are automated information filtering systems to control content in news feeds, social media environments and streaming media services. These systems know what information—good or bad—will capture a person’s attention. In this article in SIGNAL Magazine, I argue … More Precision-Guided Marketing Frames the Future of Information Operations

The Pros and Cons of Privatizing Military Communications

In the U.S. Defense Department, both the demands and costs for reliable, resilient, and robust communication services continue to grow. As the services consider options to privatize aspects of communication, both the opportunities and challenges require thorough consideration. This article in SIGNAL Magazine examines the privatization of military communications.

A Signal Protection Plan to Raise the Noise Floor

A recent posting of a satellite image from the U.S. National Training Center raised a lot of eyebrows. The image reveals a heat map of a cluster of electromagnetic signals emitted from a battalion-sized unit participating in a large-scale training event. These signals were captured as part of the exercise. This picture showed what many of … More A Signal Protection Plan to Raise the Noise Floor

Med Tech in the DoD

The expanded use of technologies that capture and convey medical information poses unique security and privacy risks. The following essay in SIGNAL Magazine discusses these challenges and offers recommendations for policymakers and innovators.

Business Continuity – Keys to Effective Communication, Rapid Response, and Leadership During a Crisis

So, the time has come. The crisis has materialized, and you are now in the thick of managing it. Hopefully, you took our previous advice on business continuity planning and have developed a prioritized list of actions, clear objectives, and a well-trained team. So, now what? It’s time to communicate, revise plans, and lead! Communicate. … More Business Continuity – Keys to Effective Communication, Rapid Response, and Leadership During a Crisis

This essay was written by AI (artificial intelligence)

If you have not heard of AI-backed natural language generation systems – the time has come for you to consider the topic. During my studies at Carnegie Mellon University – I have been exploring this technology and considering various applications and their associated benefits and risks. If you want a sampling of where the field … More This essay was written by AI (artificial intelligence)