Defense IT


Can mobile devices work as ID cards, thin clients on a secure net?

DISA wants software that would let DOD personnel securely use smart phones and tablets on DOD networks.

Air Force opts for Samsung Slate tablets

The device's portability, features and security could fit the service's requirements.

NOAA, Navy swimming with the SHARCs

Unmanned ocean-going Wave Gliders proving useful for research and, perhaps, much more.

The world's toughest smart phone?

The Nautiz X1 from the Handheld Group also is surprisingly small and light for a rugged phone.

DARPA lets slip the AlphaDog of war

The improved robotic "pack mule" can carry a lot of gear for soldiers, follow them in the field and even charge their radios.

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.