Defense IT


Domestic drones can be hijacked, turned into weapons, researchers show

A research team shows DHS and FAA how spoofing unencrypted GPS signals lets them take over drones in flight, potentially turning them into weapons.

Researchers twist light to send data at 2.56 terabits/sec

The experimental technology could break new ground in satellite communications, terrestrial links and even fiber optics.

Lockheed's Gooden: Federal IT efforts doing well despite tight budgets

A focus on streamlining systems and delivering constituent services can help agency initiatives succeed in rocky times, a company executive says.

Army sees big savings in application modernization

The Army's future IT savings will come from eliminating duplicate apps and moving the rest to another environment, says Col. Chris Miller.

Flame reportedly set up Stuxnet attack, was under human control

The spyware, reportedly a U.S. cyber weapon targeting Iran, was being actively updated as recently as March and apparently was directed by an individual rather than being automated, according to Bit9 research.

Tim Solms

5 ways the public cloud can go wrong for DOD agencies

As defense agencies embrace cloud computing, many are finding that cloud solutions deemed good enough for consumers can't handle their unique requirements.

NSA delves into next level of data analysis

An agency pilot program pursues data provenance, which seeks to trace the origins, accuracy and life cycle of the data NSA collects.

Analytics fuels Air Force efforts on preventive health care

The Air Force Medical Service is implementing SAS Business Intelligence and Analytics software to improve operational and clinical decision support.

Researchers find 'proof' of Flame-Stuxnet link

Kaspersky Lab says an early Stuxnet version used code from Flame; separate research reveals "world-class" crypto behind Flame's attack.

Defense, intell heavyweights urge Senate action on cyber bills

Saying that the window of opportunity to pass critical legislation is quickly disappearing, seven former Pentagon, Homeland Security and intelligence officials urged Senate leaders to bring cybersecurity legislation to the floor.

Should domestic drone regs be loosened?

FAA regulations, including a requirement that UAS operators maintain a visual line of sight with the aircraft, are slowing scientific uses of technology, say developers.

Latest in Army training: How to write your own apps

As a part of its broader mobile device efforts, the Army has begun training efforts to teach soldiers how to write their own apps and then make them available for download.