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Barry Rosenberg

Barry Rosenberg is editor-in-chief of Defense Systems. Follow him on Twitter: @BarryDefense.

Flexibility drives new Pentagon satellite plans

The military's new Wideband Global SATCOM program is a case study in balancing the need for speed with investment protection.


DARPA builds Cyber Range to test security measures

DARPA’s National Cyber Range is automated to ensure that new concepts can be moved rapidly from a test bed to an operational environment.

Digital Government

DOD's reliance on commercial satellites hits new zenith

The military's ad hoc reliance on commercial satellites is prolonging efforts to meet warfighters' urgent demands for bandwidth.

Digital Government

Military could lose its technological edge, top official warns

The Pentagon's waning information superiority raises questions on future approaches to protecting its networks from attacks.

Digital Government

Meshing of US and allied defense sensors gaining importance

Networking of sensors could help bring about reduction in nuclear stockpiles, says military's vice chaiman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. James Cartwright

Digital Government

Data, communications dominate LandWarNet conference

The 2009 LandWarNet conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., brought together government and industry leaders to discuss pressing issues affecting the military's combat operations. Below are some highlights from the conference.


The Army's Gary Winkler: Master of change

Winkler explains why change is a natural state — and an imperative — for the service’s information technology portfolio.


Army IT exec weighs in on the service's technology programs, challenges

Gary Winkler, Army program executive officer for enterprise information systems at Fort Belvoir, Va., discussed a number of current initiatives, including the Logistics Modernization Program, in a recent interview.


Navy aggressive in protecting networks from enemies

As commander of the Naval Network Warfare Command, Vice Adm. H. Denby Starling leads a 14,000-strong cyber force deployed worldwide to protect Navy information networks.