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Upcoming: Military-Tech Discussion Forum

May 21, 2009 _ 10:00 / Digital Nation Team / comments (0)

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We will be hosting a live online discussion next Tuesday, May 26, at 11 am EDT on the topic of "Digital Warriors: Our 21st Century Military." A panel of three distinguished experts will answer your questions and discuss the U.S. military's applications of modern digital technology. The forum will cover a wide range of issues raised here on the blog and in the videos of our Features section, including cyber-security, drones, virtual reality training, virtual reality medical treatment, and the "Soldier 2.0".

elder_rj4.jpgWe'll be joined by Lt. Gen. Robert J. Elder, commander of the 8th Air Force, Air Combat Command, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, where he served as the first commander of Air Force Network Operations and led the development of the cyberspace mission for the Air Force; Christian Lowe, award-winning military journalist and current editor of DefenseTech; and Dr. Albert 'Skip' Rizzo, research scientist and professor at the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) and developer of the Virtual Iraq treatment for combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Lt. Gen. Elder is also commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike (JFCC-GS), underneath US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). The JFCC-GS plans and executes strategic deterrence and global strike operations for USSTRATCOM.

Unlike our previous live discussion, this military forum will not be held on the blog. Instead, we have a separate page set up here, where the discussion will take place. On that page, you can submit your questions in advance via an online form and sign up for an email reminder.

We hope you'll join us.

-Jeff

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