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Col. Tim Skinner

Flight Plan transforms Air Force ISR

Col. Tim Skinner, chief of the Air Force's ISR Plans and Integration Division, answers the question: What was the most important C4ISR development of the past year and why.

Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence

Netcom, GNEC directives transform Army LandWarNet

Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence, commanding general of the Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command, answers the question: What was the most important C4ISR development of the past year and why.

Military leaders accelerate C4ISR integration

Efforts to improve command, control, communications, and computer systems and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities is taking on new urgency.

Pay for performance haunted by NSPS failure

The imminent demise of the National Security Personnel System leaves many wondering about the prospects for pay for performance in government.

Building smarter soldier sensor systems

A new generation of sensors, high-capacity data networks and integrated digital technologies have finally begun to deliver on the promise of putting critical information about enemy location and intent in the hands of warfighters.

Military grapples with missing links to its global network

Enabling network-centric operations will require a broad set of standardized policies to ensure that systems interoperate and that the proper policies accompany the information as it is handed off from one domain to another.

DISA to rely on existing contracts

The Defense Information Systems Agency isn’t just trying to increase efficiency with its technology base. The agency's procurement team is building a strategy based on avoiding the creation of new contracts.

DISA's rebalancing act

Shifting demands, funding setbacks and the agency’s BRAC relocation pose new challenges to DISA’s recent gains in service delivery.

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