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 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
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.
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
In this short piece in SIGNAL Magazine I offer a handful of tips for attracting top tech talent. If you want to win championships you need to think like today’s leading general managers and stop waiting for the best to seek you out. If you want leading computer scientists, developers, and engineers you need to … More Three Tips for Attracting Tech Talent
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)
As the DoD kick-starts its push for autonomy and AI, watering a thousand flowers, and tending to home-grown solutions, someone needs to start looking across the force to see what information and analytics will benefit the whole DoD. This is a short piece in SIGNAL Magazine on that topic that might help folks get the … More Policy Lessons for Building a Multidomain AI Ecosystem
As the DoD drives forward with investments in machine learning, data science, and autonomy – the time has come for leaders to consider how the rise of AI technologies can transform education and training. In this article in Army Magazine, I review leading research on expertise and its development and make the case that new … More Digital Coaches can Produce Expert Soldiers
In this short piece in SIGNAL Magazine I make the case for the value of historical analysis as preparation for innovation. Look to history for lessons learned and approaches to problem-solving. From this approach, you can avoid common pitfalls, discover patterns for successful problem-solving, and empathy for the endurance required for success as an innovator.
In the Cyber Domain, organizations need the means to rapidly identify emerging threats, immediately respond to mitigate risk, and systematically learn from these encounters—just as the immune system responds to a virus. The following article in SIGNAL Magazine examines the importance of cyber intelligence fusion.