Slapping the term “cognitive” or “smart” in front of a given technology is an easy marketing tool conveying an advanced level of automation whereby devices change behaviors with little or no human control. Cognitive networks, cognitive electronic warfare tools, cognitive radios. Without “cognitive,” they would just be dumb devices. In this essay in SIGNAL Magzine, … More Cognitive Device Wish List
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
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
As organizations throughout the DoD sprint to develop in-house machine learning applications the time has come to establish a broader vision and set of resources for the DoD community. I argue for joint teams integrated with active duty, civilians, and contractors in this piece in SIGNAL Magazine.
I have written about the exciting possibilities augmented and mediated reality may enable over the past few years. In this latest article in SIGNAL Magazine, I discuss some key areas where AR apps are ripe for development and procurement within the DoD.
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