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

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.

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)

Policy Lessons for Building a Multidomain AI Ecosystem

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

Digital Coaches can Produce Expert Soldiers

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

If You Build It, They May Not Come – The Cloud in the DoD

The Defense Department’s investments in a transition to cloud services has each of the Services examining the costs and benefits of transition. As each military service rolls out new cloud capabilities, however, they may find that simply building these solutions will not attract organizations to use them. The following short piece in SIGNAL Magazine considers … More If You Build It, They May Not Come – The Cloud in the DoD