AFCEA West 2011

DOD faces massive streamlining challenge

The Defense Department will overhaul its numerous business systems and processes as part of plans to streamline and transform, according to two top DOD officials.

Navy's souped-up acquisition strategy would save $35B

The Navy's effiency plans will hinge on streamlining personnel, buying smarter and closely examining major programs, says Robert Work, the military service's under secretary.

Dominance in cyberspace might not be possible

U.S. military cyber operations are complicated by undefined landscape, undeveloped understanding and Washington politics, according to top Navy officials.

Navy takes holistic approach to interoperability

Top naval engineer says plans to improve interoperability will include broader views of networks and systems, new roadmaps for IT operations and new workers with system-of-systems expertise.

Tech-savvy Navy personnel still need IT training

Familiarity with popular technologies doesn't yield an IT expert, says Rear Adm. Patrick Brady, commander of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

Navy must adjust to evolving conflict, says vice admiral

As the Navy faces a rapidly changing world of asymmetric warfare, it must evolve its training and capabilities and sharpen its unique skills to secure the maritime domain, Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, commander of the Third Fleet, said in the kickoff address for AFCEA West 2011.

Training ranges help boost cyber warfare readiness

The Defense Department Information Assurance Range and Marine Corps Cyber Range are two examples of how the military is training troops to operate in cyberspace just as they do in air and space, on land and at sea.

AFCEA West to offer glimpse of future conflicts

Defense Systems will cover the AFCEA West 2011 three-day conference "After the Long War: What's Next?" next week at the San Diego Convention Center.

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