Defense IT


EMP attack on power grid could take down DOD systems, experts warn

A worst-case scenario could take out parts of the grid for years, according to some studies, and although equipment exists that can prevent such damage, Congress and the power industry cannot agree on action.

Aurora gang steps up attacks, with 'seemingly unlimited' zero-day exploits

Symantec says the well-funded hackers behind the 2009 Google attacks are still very active in gathering intelligence, while an NSA official says nations are getting "reckless" with their attacks.

Dem, GOP platforms expose divide over cyber defense

Acknowledging Congress' failure to pass cybersecurity legislation, Democrats assert the president’s willingness to act on his own through executive order.

‘Internet in a room’ simulates attacks against large networks

Iowa State's Information Assurance Center's test bed simulates complex networks and cyberattacks, making it a trusted source for information on the reliability and effectiveness of security products.

Mobile lab 3D-prints gear as needed in Afghanistan

The Army's new expeditionary lab develops and produces prototypes and other equipment on the spot.

DARPA's Plan X: Cyber warfare on autopilot

The classified program is looking to develop automated tools for cyber defense and attack.

DARPA's next big thing is … analog computing?

The key to mining those huge data sets collected from sensors and camera systems is to leave digital computing behind, the agency says.

Marines find 'best and brightest' via geolocation

Marine Corps recruiters leverage data analytics and geolocation technologies to make the finding the best and the brightest faster, more accurate and more efficient.

10 agency IT projects take 2012 GCN Awards

The winning project teams found creative solutions to challenges in information sharing, end user services, military communications and other areas.

DOD plans massive database of human research

Expanded PROMIS, developed the the Office of Naval Research, would track human studies throughout the department.

VA, DOD joint office delivers mobile app for PTSD patients

PE Coach app gives PTSD sufferers a central site to track their therapy sessions and more.

Air Force wants to eliminate radar interference from wind turbines

The proliferation of wind turbines especially near military installations has created risks to radar systems.