Defense IT


DARPA aims to replace regular satellites with floating clusters

The Defense Department's research agency seeks to build clusters of small spacecraft that work together and share information.

Major cyberattack on US 'inevitable,' experts tell Congress

Without government mandates to secure critical infrastructure, a damaging cyberattack on the nation will happen, experts tell a House panel.

Air Force wants unhackable comm, like in 'Mass Effect 3'

Researchers funded by the Air Force are exploring using "quantum memories" to secure long-range communications. Where have we seen that before?

Navy UAS program still flying high despite recent crashes

The Navy is forging ahead with key unmanned aircraft systems programs while trying to figure out what caused two of its Fire Scouts to crash recently.

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.