Defense IT


Pentagon to update rules for using commercial social media sites

Reported new policy comes after a recent hack showed the potential vulnerabilities in sites with user-generated content.

Popular DOD desktop app ready for mobile devices

A DOD desktop-based tool that lets users set up and join meetings on the go is available as a mobile app for Android smart phones and tablets.

Analysis of social site hack: Are risks too great for gov workers?

Imperva's reconstruction of the MilitarySingles hack shows the inherent risks of user-generated content and asks if government needs a "higher standard" for social networking.

NORAD, Northcom launch joint cyber division

The new Joint Cyber Center includes members from the intelligence, operations, and command and control divisions, and a team from the U.S. Cyber Command.

By land, by sea, by air: DOD looks to take mobile devices global

The Defense Department has launched a number of mobile device programs, but the devil is in the details when it comes to deploying handhelds past the wire.

Army wants to train on its own private Internet

The portal would mimic the look and functionality of the Web, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other sites for scenario-based training.

Army lab speeds technology to round 3 of NIE

The Army's new lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground tests and evaluates software and electronics bound for Network Integration Evaluation 12.2.

Marine Corps Exchanges using analytics to improve merchandise planning

The MCX will use SAS to perform cluster analyses, which will help it gain better insight into the unique and changing needs of the local population.

DOD develops Web apps to fight pirates (the real kind)

An international effort by the Defense Department and the U.S. Navy is developing Web-based applications that will let allied navies share data in the fight against piracy on the high seas.

DOD expands cyber threat info program

The Defense Department is expanding a program to share cyber threat information and inviting all of its eligible contractors to take part.

DOD still has penchant for BlackBerry 7 devices

New Defense Department approval means personnel can now use the BlackBerry 7 line of products across the department's enterprise network.

'Unknowns' hack NASA, Air Force, saying 'We're here to help'

A new gray hat hacker group hits 10 organizations, including three U.S. government sites and one at Harvard, saying it wants to promote better security.