Data Engineering for AI at the Tactical Edge

As artificial intelligence (AI) developers strive to deliver the potential of their applications to future battlefields, the largest stumbling block will likely be the lack of data engineering for an appropriate backside network and automation infrastructure. The following article in SIGNAL Magazine outlines where the DoD may want to start in governing data engineering for … More Data Engineering for AI at the Tactical Edge

Cognitive Device Wish List

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

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

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

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)

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

Nano Now

The arrival of viable nano-technologies is enabling engineers to build at the smallest of scales. New materials are no longer limited by what the planet provides but by the ability to build at the nano-scale. The following thought piece in SIGNAL Magazine discusses these developments and impacts for military communicators.