Defense IT


Air Force Shared Computing Environment

In shared environment, USAF builds secure, stable IT flight deck

The IT systems for the Air Force National Capital Region are moving to a virtualized shared computing environment that has produced cost savings up front and promises improved performance in the coming years.

Screenshot of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

RFI Generator manages emergency geospatial info requests

The open source tool helps the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency quickly answer information requests from first responders and geospatial analysts.

Army Network Integration Evaluation at Fort Bliss Texas

Army tests commercial networking tech for the battlefield

4G LTE infrastructure is part of a new collection of advanced commercial technologies, including first responder capabilities and Wi-Fi for command posts tested at this spring's Network Integration Evaluation.

A convoy of driverless U.S. Army trucks uses Lockheed Martin AMAS technology to move along a South Carolina roadway at 40 mph.

Unmanned convoy passes second driving demo

The Army’s Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System successfully completed the latest round of tests validating the concept of driverless military-truck convoys.

LiDAR satellites

New tech drives DOD's geospatial spending

An industry analysis firm sees growth driven by advanced geospatial products and a strong demand for 3D geospatial technology.

Firefighters with computer-aided dispatch software in background

Intergraph I/CAD update puts agencies on path to next-gen 911

The latest version of Intergraph's computer-aided dispatch software, I/CAD 9.3, integrates voice, text and data.

Soldiers on patrol at dusk

Navigation by vibration: Army lab tests haptic tech

The haptic belt uses tactile feedback to help soldiers navigate in the field and automatically collect data, such as time to each waypoint and accuracy to each waypoint.

Navy Project Architeuthis crypto puzzle

Navy puzzle challenge blends social media, cryptology

The puzzle, consisting of daily clues posted on Facebook, targeted the cryptology community in an attempt to raise awareness of the Information Dominance Corps.

Nusura SimulationDeck

Air Force seeks media-simulating training tool

Peterson Air Force Base is looking for sources to provide a tool to simulate the flow of email, social media, blogs and other communications under crisis conditions.

Man testing ULTRA Vis heads up display at DARPA Demo Day

DARPA shows 100+ projects at Demo Day

The all-day event showcased the wide array of DARPA projects addressing national security challenges posed by the information revolution and the availability of sophisticated information technologies.

Navy Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

Navy must deal with rising tide of sensor data

A recent RAND report said that a distributed cloud system could help the Navy deal with its growing amount of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.

Ice Camp Nautilus

Navy tests satellite connection in the Arctic

During the U.S. Navy's 2014 Ice Exercise, Mobile User Objective System satellites provided nearly 150 hours of secure data connections.