Defense IT


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.

DCS

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.

cyber competition

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.

DC

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.

ID

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.

cybersecurity

How do you protect DNS from hacktivists like SEA?

DNSSEC can be an effective tool -- but only one tool -- in preventing redirection attacks such as those carried out recently by the Syrian Electronic Army.

Combating Trafficking in Persons training app

Training for combatting human trafficking goes mobile

JKO releases a mobile app for DOD’s Trafficking in Person’s general awareness training.

3D printing

Army preps on-the-spot 3D printing process for the battlefield

The Army Research Lab and Purdue University develop a process that would let soldiers repair damaged parts on aircraft and ground vehicles on the spot.

America

America's Army ready to deploy to new Proving Grounds

The popular game’s new versions features tactical missions with small, self-contained units, reflecting the present-day Army.