Defense IT


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.

Nutanix block in data center

Army saves time, space with converged infrastructure

When the Army's Program Executive Office for Aviation sought a new platform for its growing virtual desktop infrastructure pilot, it used a converged storage and server hardware solution that saved space and required less procurement effort.

Cloud for the Defense Department

Amazon cloud receives DOD security stamp of approval

DOD provisional authorization paves the way for more Defense agencies to run workloads on the Amazon cloud.

digital surveillance

System to continuously scan behavior of cleared workers

U.S. intelligence agencies are planning to thwart insider threats with a system for automated, continuous monitoring of the background and behavior of government workers with secret clearances.

terastar

Sensor-sized big data storage scales down for the enterprise

BAE Systems' TeraStar system delivers government and military big data storage solution at smaller size and cost.

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.