Defense IT


NSA data center in Utah

Why NSA will have the capacity for all that data it's collecting

The agency gets ready to fire up the world's third largest data center, with zettabytes of capacity, as it begins work on another new high-performance center.

DARPA looking for ideas for mobile ad hoc networks or MANETs

Call ahead: The next 5 years of mobile computing

Mobile technology has changed a lot in the past 30 years. It may change even more in the next five.

Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone

A breakdown of DOD security controls for iOS and Android

DISA specifies required capabilities for secure use of two more mobile operating systems on DOD networks.

iPhone in hands of Army user

DISA opens a path for iOS, Android devices in military

The agency approves security guidelines for Android and iOS operating systems, expanding the range of new devices in a market dominated by BlackBerry.

Exploded dye pack in stolen bank money

Attacking the attackers: Can active cyber defense stay within the rules?

The growth in cyberattacks and the theft of intellectual property has prompted calls for more aggressive cyber defense. The Pentagon and an independent commission are taking up the cause.

Navy temporary field office with laptops

Agencies can reap real benefits from virtual infrastructures

U.S. Forces' response to the 2011 Japan earthquake showed how virtual desktop infrastructures can deploy new endpoints quickly, easily and securely.

Remote control for unmanned vehicles

ONR develops one drone controller to rule them all

The Universal Character Set software works with any unmanned system on any platform, tying together air, ground, sea and undersea drones into a complete operational picture.

washington navy yard

Security plays a key role in Navy's energy grid upgrade

The service's industrial controls get smarter during its quest for "net zero" buildings, which brings cybersecurity into play.

Attendees at the FOSE keynote

What's hot at FOSE 2013

The annual conference and expo kicks off Tuesday, tackling the key challenges facing the public-sector IT community.

BlackBerry Samsung Knox

DOD OKs BlackBerry, Android devices, expanding its mobile options

The department approves Security Technical Implementation Guides for BlackBerry smart phones and tablets with BES 10, along with Samsung's Android Knox.

WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation

Forensic FieldStation brings stealth to hard drive data capture

It runs silent, can turn off its lights and be operated remotely by a technician who doesn't have to join investigators or a covert team in the field.

AOptix iphone biometric tool

App, case turns iPhone into on-the-spot biometric scanner

The hardware and software package from AOptix would allow police and the military to take fingerprint, iris, face and voice readings in the field.