Defense IT


biometrics

DOD mulls future of troubled automated biometric ID system

The upgrade path of the Defense Department’s Automated Biometrics Identification system remains unclear as the Army confronts test failures and future IT roadblocks.

Q-warrior

DOD may get helmet-mounted display

BAE’s Q-Warrior increases the soldier's situational awareness by providing textual information on warnings and threats as well as enhanced visual tools.

big data

A trip through the Ozone

Long a proponent of big data analytics, the intelligence community has worked with private contractors and the Government Open Source Software Board to build the Ozone Widget Framework.

DARPA

DARPA seeks to automate battlefield decision aids

Advanced algorithms, software and human-machine interfaces are needed to help battlefield commanders manage the growing scale and complexity of operations.

Iridium

Iridium GO! creates Wi-Fi hot spot for smartphones almost anywhere

Iridium GO! is a pocket-sized receiver/transmitter that can also serve as a hot spot, allowing up to five users within a 100-foot radius to make phone calls, send text messages and connect to the Internet.

Navy virtual reality

Virtual reality headset helps Navy simulate future workspaces

The Office of Naval Research, working with USC's Institute for Creative Technologies, has developed a way to give Naval leaders a virtual view of their operational future.

Army CoCreate

Army taps crowd for rapid, tactical tech solutions

The Army's Rapid Equipping Force partnered with Local Motors to develop ArmyCoCreate, an online platform that lets soldiers and civilians collaborate on Army solutions.

Nett Warrior

DOD tech demo moves battlefield intell to the tip of the spear

Agile Bloodhound showed what combination of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance could be used to deliver tactical intelligence to front-line troops.

helicopter

DOD wants you ... to browse its visual library

The Department of Defense aims to bring its entire declassified photo and media library online within the next five years with T3Media's enterprise-scale video management platform.

Cyber Flag

Cyber Flag exercises sharpen DOD cyber operations and defense

Cyber pros from across the military hone their skills against a realistic adversary on a closed network in an 11-day U.S. Cyber Command exercise.

DARPA vacuum tube based amplifier

DARPA innovation could spawn ultra-fast wireless nets, sensors that see through clouds

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency researchers have broken a barrier in the use of solid-state electronics that could lead to gigabit-speed networks and sensors that see through clouds.

Army User Jury

'User jury' helps Army improve future battle command system

The Army is setting up a three-day event to gather feedback from soldiers on the performance of its next generation battle command system.