Top 10 SIGNAL Articles of 2021

Which items from our SIGNAL Did the media team catch your eye last year? Discover the 10 most read articles of 2021.

1. Special Forces Command seeks key data aggregation and cyber tools
By Kimberly Underwood, February 17, 2021

The U.S. Army’s 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) seeks to fill vital cyber and communications gaps, but with technologies tailored to its unique missions, said Maj. Gen. John Brennan, U.S., commanding general of the 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Read more.

2. Space Force prepares to launch National Space Intelligence Center
By Kimberly Underwood, April 27, 2021

The US Space Force is creating the National Space Intelligence Center, or NSIC, with the goal of achieving Initial Operational Capability, or IOC, by January 2022. Read more.

3. Thunderdome moves DISA beyond defense in depth
By George I. Seffers, August 18, 2021

The Defense Information Systems Agency intends to award a contract for its Zero-Trust Thunderdome architecture next month and begin implementing a prototype within six months. Read more.

4. DIA updates systems, strategy and organizational structure
By George I. Seffers, September 1, 2021

The Defense Intelligence Agency is overhauling two critical but aging intelligence systems as well as its strategy and organizational structure to improve the organization’s ability to provide critical intelligence on militaries around the world. Read more.

5. Protect the power grid from a natural enemy
By Robert K. Ackerman, July 1, 2021

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are studying how to protect the grid from a coronal mass ejection from the sun that could physically damage the nation’s electrical infrastructure and knock out power for several weeks, resulting in societal chaos and massive economic loss. Read more.

6. Army recharge compliant portable battery design
By George I. Seffers, February 12, 2021

During the U.S. Army’s Project Convergence 2021 experiment scheduled for October, researchers will evaluate silicon anode cells for its compliant portable battery for use with the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) and Nett System. Warrior. Read more.

7. Air Force to Reclassify Cyberspace Support Career Fields
By Kimberly Underwood, September 2, 2021

As the Air Force strives to become a digital force and embraces Chief General CQ Brown’s vision to accelerate change, the service is streamlining its cyber and communications career areas. Read more.

8. Joint Joint Warfare Takes Leadership
By Kimberly Underwood, March 30, 2021

To prepare, operate, and fight in a joint war against near-peer adversaries in all domains will require adroit leaders who make effective decisions in near real time or in real time. Read more.

9. The growing importance of Guam
By Kimberly Underwood, February 1, 2021

Always strategic, the island of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean of Micronesia plays an increasing role in the environment of contested, troublesome and close peer competition. Read more.

10. DIA set to launch next MARS program product
By George I. Seffers, March 30, 2021

The US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which is responsible for providing intelligence on foreign military personnel, is set to release a new capability for the Machine-Assisted Rapid Filing System (MARS) in the coming weeks. Read more.

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