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The international cooperation in the war against terrorism and its multilateral nature will necessitate dramatically enhanced integration of government processes and infrastructures across national borders. The result will be an increased need for wireless devices and solutions, remote sensing technologies, imaging, network hardware, security software, data warehousing, storage solutions, videoconferencing, peer-to-peer computing, groupware, e-learning, and various analytical, case-management, and records-management tools.

What we know of telecommunications today can be traced to military developments and deployments during World War II. What we grow to embrace as fundamental communications technologies in the future may very well have come to the front as a result of the war on terrorism. As a parting and most appropriate thought, I'd like to share a quote with you—it speaks volumes about the role of telecommunications:

"Communications without intelligence is noise; intelligence without communications is irrelevant." —Gen. Alfred. M. Gray, USMC IASIW

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