PALMETTO—Dennis Troxel of Transition Networks presents on real-world engineering and
design considerations for government/military network applications at the chapter’s technology
workshop in March.
PALMETTO—Personnel from the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, U.S. Army Central and
the Air Force 20th Communications Squadron listen to speakers at the Coarse Wave Division
Multiplexing (CWDM) technology workshop in March.
PALMETTO—Troxel discusses engineering and
design considerations for network applications/
network operations in various locations and how
to maintain a very high level of security at the
technology workshop in March.
PORTUGAL—Chapter President Rear Adm.
Mario Carmo Duraro, PRT NA (Ret.), gives the
opening presentation at the February seminar.
PORTUGAL—An audience of 130 listens to “The Soldier of the Future: The Integration in the
Internet of Things” seminar in February.
PORTUGAL—Keynote Speaker Col. Nuno
Lemos Pires, PRT A, spoke of the soldier of
the 21st century as the most important player
in future conflicts at the February seminar.
high level of security. This technology can
eliminate the hassle and costs of trenching, installing/splicing underground or
aerial fiber plant, and can reduce the
time it takes to deploy secure communication. Single mode fiber capacity can
be addressed without having to install
additional fiber plant or upgrade the
switching and routing network. CWDM
applications for services such as Ethernet
10 Mb to 10G, DS3, T1/E1 and SONET
transport were shown. Other topics
covered during the workshop include
deployed fiber plant utilization strategies;
how to increase existing fiber capacity;
and how to improve management of fiber
infrastructure assets in a Campus LAN/
WAN OSP/ISP environment.
The Solider of the Future Seminar
In February, the chapter and the General Directorate for Resources at the Portuguese Ministry of Defense organized a
seminar, “The Soldier of the Future: The
Integration in the Internet of Things,”
held at the Institute of National Defense
in Lisbon. The seminar was attended by
130 participants from governmental and
institutional organizations, armed forces,
security forces, industry and academia.
In an exhibition held in conjunction with
the seminar, industry, universities and
research centers presented and demon-
strated several technological solutions
that could meet the requirements of the
“soldiers of the future.” The seminar was
also an opportunity for industry, academia
and armed and security forces to establish
partnerships to develop new projects for
defense and national security.
Seamless Marine Corps
In January, the chapter hosted a luncheon at the Clubs at Quantico. Lt. Col.
Curtis Carlin, USMC, Headquarters
Marine Corps C4 division chief for vision
and strategy, was the guest speaker and