Defense IT


Agencies prep for arctic emergencies

Agencies prep for arctic oil spills

In the Arctic Shield 2014 exercise, researchers will test technologies for oil-spill remediation, emergency response, satellite communications and mapping and visualization.

How the Army trims apps before data center migration

How the Army trims apps before data center migration

The Army is using a multi-step process to rationalize and consolidate hundreds of applications as it embarks on a four-year data center migration project.

Maritime test bed lets Navy validate ISR systems

Maritime test bed lets Navy validate ISR systems

Lockheed Martin has developed a new software test platform designed to mimic naval environments at sea and ashore, which will allow the company to validate sophisticated intelligence, communications and sensor systems before they are introduced in an operational environment.

5 DARPA projects to break the military

5 DARPA projects to break the military's dependence on GPS

DARA is backing development of systems that could provide geospatial data to troops when and where GPS is not an option.

Army using tech to shift medical focus from treatment to prevention

Army tech shifts medical focus from treatment to prevention

Army Wellness Centers use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and a central database of medical information to help improve the readiness of soldiers.

ID.me trust framework extends military ID authentication

ID.me trust framework extends military ID authentication

Using Troop ID from ID.me, more than 200,000 military clients are using a single sign-on technique to verify their military affiliation at a number of the company's retail partners.

Army building marketplace for tactical hardware

Army building marketplace for tactical IT hardware

The Army's hardware marketplace will give soldiers a 'plug-and-play' experience, whether they are accessing information on secure handheld devices, vehicle mounted systems or command post screens.

DARPA to test neuroprosthetic devices that help restore memory loss

DARPA to test devices that help restore memory

DARPA researchers aim to develop 'neuroprosthetics,' implantable wireless interfaces to help restore memory to victims of traumatic brain injury.

Army tests driverless vehicles in 'living lab'

Federal installations and universities are test beds for implementing autonomous vehicles in public environments.

network schematic of APL vGrid

Virtualization breaks a high-performance computing barrier

A Defense Department research team introduces virtualization into the world of scientific simulations, leading to efficiency and cost savings in high-performance computing.

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.