Defense IT


GCN names 2013 IT executives of the year

IRS's Werfel, Professional Services Council's Soloway and the National Defense University's Childs are honored for their accomplishments and vision in using IT for public-sector progress.


5 pilots to take trusted online ID plan to the next stage

The NSTIC programs, which received more than $7 million in grants, range from military, civilian and commercial authentication initiatives to one aimed at protecting children’s privacy online.


How do you protect DNS from hacktivists like SEA?

DNSSEC can be an effective tool -- but only one tool -- in preventing redirection attacks such as those carried out recently by the Syrian Electronic Army.

Combating Trafficking in Persons training app

Training for combatting human trafficking goes mobile

JKO releases a mobile app for DOD’s Trafficking in Person’s general awareness training.

3D printing

Army preps on-the-spot 3D printing process for the battlefield

The Army Research Lab and Purdue University develop a process that would let soldiers repair damaged parts on aircraft and ground vehicles on the spot.


America's Army ready to deploy to new Proving Grounds

The popular game’s new versions features tactical missions with small, self-contained units, reflecting the present-day Army.

VA apps

Mobile apps are key to VA's New Models of Care program

The department is piloting programs to help developers get their apps up to VA's standards. Note to developers: Know your Scrum.

The GCN Awards presentation

15 IT projects win 2013 GCN Awards

GCN honors projects, ranging from USDA's satellite-based anti-fraud program to the world's biggest public-sector hackathon, for excellence in IT innovation and performance.

Pilot training with Christie simulation

Christie projector ready to tackle government simulations

With 6,300 lumens of power, the new Matrix DLP model, is designed to deliver simulations in any environment.

Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1

Tablets for government: Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1

Panasonic's ToughPad FZ-G1 is a Windows 8 Pro tablet rugged enough to be used in practically any environment. But when multiple options are in use, its power consumption might be an issue.

Warrior Web prototype studies the stress on soldiers

Army's exoskeleton to help soldiers carry the load

In order to reduce soldiers' fatigue and injury, the Warrior Web prototype reduces the stress on the troops who carry 100 pounds or more of equipment.

iRobot 110 FirstLook

Throwable robot takes the point in dangerous situations

The 110 FirstLook from iRobot can be tossed through a window or over a wall, then explore its surroundings while sending back images.

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