Show of 3-29-2003

  • Tech Talk Guests
    • Mark Day, Deputy CIO, Environment Protection Agency
      • Major Initiatives (Emerging Technology, Security)
      • Career Opportunities and Outsourcing
      • Involvement with FOSE 2003
    • Bill Howell, Senior VP and GM of Trade Show Group
  • Night Vision Equipment and the Iraqi War
  • Global Positioning System and the Iraqi War
    • GPS Tutorial
      • 24 Navstar satellites in 6 planes (Rockwell International)
        • Initial cost to US Government $12 billion
        • 10,900 nautical mile altitude
        • 12 hour orbital period, 55 degrees to equatorial plane
        • Each transmits pseudo random code
      • How they work
        • Triangulation with three satellites each with atomic clock
        • Four satellite measurement used to derive time
  • Digital Communications & Networking and the Iraqi War
  • Pentagon Scrambles for Satellite Access
    • Pentagon buying commercial satellites
    • Using 10 times the satellite capability that was used in 1991
    • Contracts to Space Imaging ($120M), DigitalGlobe, Eutelsat SA (Paris, $100M), Instelsat.
    • Predator uses lots of bandwidth (contract to PanAmSat Corp?s G2 Division)
    • Inmarsat (Britain) has redirected spare satellite to Iraqi region ($1.50/minute voice, $6.00/minute video)
  • Satellite Phones Could Become Beacons for Bombs
    • Triangulation using Three Planes or one plane with multiple passes
    • Breaking the encryption code
    • Looking for specific satellite phone number
    • Reporters warned not to use such phones in Bagdad
  • Commercial Satellite Images of War Now Available
  • High Tech Media Go to War
  • War Prompts Digital Mayhem?but in the end Internet is Stable
  • Users Flock to Web for News
    • Traffic to news sites up 41% since beginning of war
    • Most popular search terms immediately following Bushes war speech
    • Iraq, George W. Bush, world map, Ari Fliecher, Saddam Hussein, and war
  • CDMA pushed for new Iraqi cell phone standard
    • Most countries in Middle East us GSM
    • US uses CDMA invented by Qualcomm (CA company)
  • Chat Groups
    • ICQ, IRC are the two international options
    • Options with mostly Americans include Yahoo, MSN, AOL
  • Stratford News
    • Next Start April 21th, May 26th
    • Open House May 10th