Defense IT


Robert Childs

How NDU's Childs gave iCollege a global scope

GCN's 2013 Hall of Fame honoree partnered with defense ministries around the world, transforming the iCollege into a global hub while strengthening core graduate programs.

Image of aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing by Vjeran Pavic via Flickr

HSIN in action: Boston bombing, Deep Water, Super Bowl

The Homeland Security Information Network was in danger of cancellation until refocused project management enabled the launch of a more secure platform for sharing sensitive information across federal, state and local agencies, as well as the private sector.

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Updated platform rescues DHS info sharing network

The Homeland Security Information Network was in danger of cancellation until refocused project management enabled the launch of a more secure platform for sharing sensitive information across federal, state and local agencies, as well as the private sector.

Army convoy in Afghanistan

Army follows the money, develops proactive battlefield management tools

Growing out of an initial effort to remove cash from the Afghan theater, the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer developed agile tools to manage requirements, contracts and acquisition.

Father and daughter loggin onto computer site

With remote logon, DOD families get single-password access to military websites

The Defense Department's Self-Service Logon system met a growing need for authenticated access to defense websites by service members and their families unable to use the Common Access Card.

USS San Antonio

Navy's 4G LTE network signals new era in ship-to-ship communications

The Long-Term Evolution network lets personnel on the two ships receive real-time video streaming from air nodes mounted on helicopters, which in turn allows officers to make quicker and more accurate decisions based on what advance units are doing.

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5 open-source technologies powering the Army's battlefield cloud

The tactical intelligence network in Afghanistan has essentially unlimited capacity.

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How troops in Afghanistan get a clear view of intell

The Army's DSC, the first tactical deployed cloud in a war zone, gives soldiers in Afghanistan full access to intelligence and fast response to queries.

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Air Force cadets earning honors as academic hackers

An Air Force Academy team has won a finalist spot in an international cybersecurity contest for the third year in a row, continuing a record of success in hacking competitions.

Analytics tools in the cloud

In-Q-Tel backs tools for improving intell analysis

The group invests in two cloud-based technology providers to automate the work of data scientists and improve application testing.

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GCN names 2013 IT executives of the year

IRS's Werfel, Professional Services Council's Soloway and the National Defense University's Childs are honored for their accomplishments and vision in using IT for public-sector progress.

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5 pilots to take trusted online ID plan to the next stage

The NSTIC programs, which received more than $7 million in grants, range from military, civilian and commercial authentication initiatives to one aimed at protecting children’s privacy online.