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FROM ARAB SPRING TO THE RUSSIAN EVOLUTION : TECHNOLOGICAL IMPACTS ON PROTEST AND CENSORSHIP  By Patrick Callen

In 2009, The Atlantics Andrew Sullivan wrote The Revolution Will Be Twittered in reaction to protests in Tehran.1 New technologies and social media have changed social, political, economic, and cultural ...Read more >

28 Pages
1.23 MB
DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS DOD EFFORTS TO ADOPT OPEN SYSTEMS FOR ITS UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS HAVE PROGRESSED SLOWLY  

An open systems approach, which includes a modular design and standard interfaces, allows components of a product (like a computer) to be replaced easily. This allows the product to be refreshed with new, improved components made by a variety of ...Read more >

37 Pages
3.01 MB
NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT  

There are now 6 billion cell phone subscriptions in the world, and one third of the worlds population is online.1 These numbers are growing rapidly, particularly in the developing world, and they demonstrate an unparalleled level of ...Read more >

104 Pages
4.99 MB
MOBILE PHONES : UPLIFTING WEAK AND FAILED STATES  

Mobile telephones are revolutionizing politics and driving political change throughout the developing world. Nothing is so powerful, so transformative. Mobile telephone technology has already changed how people in the developing world cope with their political, economic, and ...Read more >

15 Pages
231.63 KB
AN INTERDISCIPLINARY LOOK AT SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE INFORMATION AGE  

Developments in electronics and computers since World War II have affected a broad range of fields and created the information age. This article focuses on interrelationships among information technology, the information age, and ...Read more >

17 Pages
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AN OVERVIEW OF BIG DATA TECHNOLOGY AND SECURITY IMPLICATIONS  

The ideas herein represent the authors notional views on big data technology and do not necessarily represent the official opinion of ...Read more >

64 Pages
5.96 MB
PROTOCOL, CUSTOMS AND COURTESIES  

Why does the word "protocol" strike fear in the minds of even the most seasoned military spouses? It sends most of us running to our etiquette books. A wise military spouse learns the traditions and courtesies of military ...Read more >

26 Pages
335.63 KB
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT ON THE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES POSED BY CHINESE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES HUAWEI AND ZTE  

In February 2011, Huawei Technologies Company, the leading Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer, published an open letter to the U.S. Government denying security concerns with the company or its equipment, and requesting a full investigation into its corporate ...Read more >

60 Pages
551.20 KB
NSA AND THE SUPERCOMPUTER INDUSTRY  

NSA is heavily dependent upon high-performance computing technology, heretofore know as supercomputing technology, particularly in the area of ...Read more >

9 Pages
719.31 KB
TELECOMMUNICATIONS MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (TMAP)  

The Air Force (AF) uses telecommunications systems such as telephones, cellular phones, radios, facsimile, pagers, computer networks, internet-based capabilities (IbC) such as blogs, web-sites, social networking sites, etc., and other wired or wireless electronic devices to conduct day-to-day official ...Read more >

45 Pages
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IMPLICATIONS OF EMERGING MILITARY/SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE LAWS OF WARLAWS  

This document is a summary of a week-long workshop, the 2012 Chautauqua Council on the Implications of Emerging Military/Security Technologies for the Laws of War, sponsored by the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University and held at the Chautauqua Institution in New York from July 29 to August 5, ...Read more >

47 Pages
1.18 MB
THE END OF STRATEGIC HAPPY TALK  

During the decades after the fall of the Soviet Union and the American victory against Iraq in 1991, far too many U.S. policymakers came to accept a vision of the world that can only be described as strategic happy talk. First, there was the end of history narrative, which argued that liberal democracy had triumphed as the universal ideology. While conflict might continue on the peripheries of the liberal world order, the trend was toward a more peaceful and prosperous ...Read more >

2 Pages
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21ST CENTURY WARFARE : AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ  

One may think it presumptuous at the beginning of only the second decade of the 21st Century to offer a course exploring the elements of contemporary warfare and strategy unique to our ...Read more >

4 Pages
230.44 KB
AIR FORCE ROAD MAP 2006 . 2025  

This Air Force Roadmap is a capability-based force structure plan that conveys the planned recapitalization and modernization of the Air Force through 2025. It articulates the strategic foundations of the force and the distinctive air and space power capabilities this force structure provides. The end result is a powerful force structure that will dominate adversaries in air, space, and cyberspace across the spectrum of conflict, now through ...Read more >

80 Pages
11.86 MB
DISASTER-PROOFING SENIOR LEADERSHIP : PREVENTING TECHNOLOGICAL FAILURE IN FUTURE NANO-WAR  

Making good decisions can be hard to do. There are many examples of senior leaders who failed to understand technology or disregarded its relevance to the battlefield. In some cases this was due to conservatism, pride, or even sheer stupidity, but in most cases it was due to an intelligent, well meaning leader inadvertently falling into a decision-making ...Read more >

75 Pages
1.19 MB
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