Defense IT


Should US adopt the Godfather cyber defense doctrine?

Vito Corleone had an elegant solution to identifying the source of clandestine attacks.

New phishing scam targets military users, DFAS warns

E-mail campaign tries to fool service members receiving disability payments into giving up their personal information, including tax returns.

Finally, an alternative to the tyranny of passwords?

DARPA's "active authentication" would be a welcome alternative to passwords and other cumbersome credentials.

DHS to track video-game consoles

DHS and the U.S. Navy are interested in extracting data from video game consoles purchased overseas, in order to catch terrorists and pedophiles.

The big target in cyber war isn't military anymore

The greatest international threat today is not to military targets or critical infrastructure but to intellectual property, said Estonian President Toomas Hendrick Ilves.

DARPA's $2M challenge: Robots that drive, use tools, stop leaks

The research agency's latest robotics challenge aims to develop robots capable of handling emergency tasks in dangerous environments.

DISA to roll out defense-wide mobility plan

DISA is gearing up to launch a DOD-wide mobility strategy that will include setting up an enterprise app store and establishing standards for software developers.

Army shopping for total storage virtualization

The Army wants a storage virtualization system to support its data center consolidation plans, according to its notice on FedBizOpps.gov.

Lesson from the Army cloud: If you do a contract quickly, 'you're in trouble'

A word of caution on moving to the cloud: Don’t think you can rush through the contract process quickly, retired Lt. Col. Michael Devines told a FOSE audience.

Light at the end of the continuous-monitoring tunnel

Moving to a risk-management model of cybersecurity with continuous monitoring of systems can be difficult on a tight budget, but the savings can make it all worth the work.

Marines want smart phone for classified, commercial systems

The Marine Corps is looking for a new generation of secure mobile devices that can work in both classified government domains and the commercial marketplace.

DHS getting a bad rap on cybersecurity?

Sen. John McCain's recent rant about DHS could make even an airline passenger feel sorry for the department.