Defense IT


CIA agent standing between two clouds

CIA, NSA see benefits in double-barreled approach to the cloud

The intell community's two-pronged approach will free agencies from the "tyranny of the one," the CIA's chief technology officer says.

Then and now: The fastest supercomputers 30 years apart

While marking GCN's 30th year, we're taking a look at how far computing has progressed in three decades. Here's a look at the most powerful supercomputers of 1982 and 2012.

Ballista allows a single operator to simultaneously manage multiple unmanned vehicles

New drone OS allows control of multiple types of UAS

DreamHammer's Ballista is the first commercial software that can be integrated into the military's UCS architecture.

IPv6 use up at Virginia Tech

The switch to IPv6 is on: Who’s out in front?

A year after the global launch, traffic using IPv6 has doubled, with some mobile networks, university campuses and government agencies driving the switch.

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.